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by barney33
Tuesday, 02 May 2017, 14:37 PM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Antenna on a 2016 Ford F-150
Replies: 15
Views: 2824

Re: Antenna on a 2016 Ford F-150

The truck talks excellent skip in the unlikely event conditions are there. LOL I bought a 2007 Ford Crown Victoria from a neighbor and put a nice brass ball mount on the trunk lid with a 8 ft gray francis whip.. Ground straps everywhere so it talks so good it makes my pickup's system seem anemic, an...
by barney33
Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 6:04 AM
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Leaving radio in the vehicle when very Cold
Replies: 23
Views: 1557

Re: Leaving radio in the vehicle when very Cold

When I lived in Fairhaven, NY I would only take the mic indoors when the temperature drops to 10 deg or less. The cord would get hard to stretch so that solved the problem. Unfortunately in Florida the crime rate is rising so fast, I have been pullingl the radio and antenna off every night since I g...

by barney33
Friday, 24 March 2017, 11:17 AM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Antenna on a 2016 Ford F-150
Replies: 15
Views: 2824

Re: Antenna on a 2016 Ford F-150

MDYoungblood wrote:
Thursday, 23 March 2017, 11:15 AM
Cool, and aluminum is easier to drill. What brand mount did you use, I'm thinking of installing my 2m antenna on the roof.

3's

Greg

Wilson 5000 through the roof mount. If I park the truck anywhere for a period of time the coil/whip assembly unscrews easy.
by barney33
Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 13:59 PM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Antenna on a 2016 Ford F-150
Replies: 15
Views: 2824

Re: Antenna on a 2016 Ford F-150

I drilled a hole and installed a Wilson 5000 roof mount and I couldn't be more pleased! I did need to cut 2.25" off the stinger to get the match FLAT! Flat barefoot and flat with my Messenger 500 5 pill on at full power. Now we go back to the body shop to have the headliner reinstalled. This mobile ...
by barney33
Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 14:41 PM
Forum: CURRENT EVENTS
Topic: It's that time again
Replies: 12
Views: 752

Re: It's that time again

While you are in Florida I hope you packed a Kevlar vest and stay off of I-4. I believe Gov Scott is thinking about making helmuts mandatory for all vehicles......except motorcycles. JK
Have Fun!
by barney33
Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 14:34 PM
Forum: MOBILE/BASE INSTALL HELP
Topic: Pinch Proof Coax for Mobil Installation
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: Pinch Proof Coax for Mobil Installation

We gots to know what antenna you are using on a Fiat 500.....we gots to know! :bounce:
I think a Fiat 500 would fit in the bed of my F-150...... but you'll visit the gas pumps 50% less.
by barney33
Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 7:57 AM
Forum: MOBILE/BASE INSTALL HELP
Topic: Pinch Proof Coax for Mobil Installation
Replies: 8
Views: 1063

Re: Pinch Proof Coax for Mobil Installation

How do you have the coax routed now. Every car has a kick plate/door sill plate to remove and you can run the coax there.
What kind of antenna and where is it mounted?
by barney33
Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:34 PM
Forum: JOKES & HUMOR
Topic: Turkish Cliff Diving competition
Replies: 17
Views: 1982

Re: Turkish Cliff Diving competition

Mtn Lynx your avatar is hysterical!!!!
by barney33
Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:30 PM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Antenna on a 2016 Ford F-150
Replies: 15
Views: 2824

Re: Antenna on a 2016 Ford F-150

I assume "counterpoise" is a technical term for ground plane. I have an appointment tomorrow to have a body shop remove the headliner so I can drill a hole for a roof mount Wilson 5000. I appreciate the suggestions and I will let you know how well it works. The antenna will have to be mounted off ce...
by barney33
Sunday, 19 March 2017, 9:00 AM
Forum: COMPETITION RIGS
Topic: Dc vs AC
Replies: 15
Views: 4723

Re: Dc vs AC

An AC amp can electrocute someone who is not careful while a DC amp can't.
by barney33
Saturday, 18 March 2017, 10:24 AM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Antenna on a 2016 Ford F-150
Replies: 15
Views: 2824

Re: Antenna on a 2016 Ford F-150

I take it you do not have a dummy load. what kind of reading are you getting with a ohm meter checking from mount to bed. Dead short like it's supposed to be. I know the coax is good. I'll work it out and maybe after I get it I 10-8, skip conditions might be better....they have been pretty bad late...
by barney33
Saturday, 18 March 2017, 7:12 AM
Forum: AMPLIFIERS / POWER SUPPLIES
Topic: HURRICANE 350 AMP & INSTRUCTION MANUAL
Replies: 20
Views: 2291

Re: HURRICANE 350 AMP & INSTRUCTION MANUAL

That is a nice looking amp! I didn't know any CB amps were sold with instructions. LOL
by barney33
Saturday, 18 March 2017, 7:05 AM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Antenna on a 2016 Ford F-150
Replies: 15
Views: 2824

Re: Antenna on a 2016 Ford F-150

The tool box has two 1" ground straps going to the bed plus 2 stainless self tappers mounting the box to the bed rail.
The coax is fine and I tried 12 and 18 ft runs with no success.
by barney33
Saturday, 18 March 2017, 6:01 AM
Forum: MOBILE SETUPS
Topic: Antenna on a 2016 Ford F-150
Replies: 15
Views: 2824

Antenna on a 2016 Ford F-150

I have had great success setting up killer mobiles in the past until now. I have a 2016 all aluminum F-150 and tried a steel whip, Francis whip, and a long shaft Predator 10K on the tool box with an SWR no better than 2-1. The truck is an extended cab and I have bonded ALL the body panels (except th...