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Old 07-06-2011, 11:11 AM   #11
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You're driving an LTD... and you're worried about how it looks? lol...
The LTD CV is a work of art and don't you forget it. Plus, I can fit me, 5 cute girls, and enough booze in the trunk to kill a platoon.

Now, the smaller LTD (separate car)... hideous.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:09 PM   #12
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One idea I had was to get one of those aftermarket radio antenna elinimation things that let you get rid of your radio antenna, and possibley use the mount where the radio antenna was for the CB antenna. How short could I go with the CB antenna but still get good range for what I'd use it for (on road communication on road trips)?
If you want good performance, I wouldn't go shorter than a 5' CB antenna (this obviously eliminates all those CB/AM/FM antennas). Ideally it should also be mounted dead-center atop the roof, though for some people this isn't always an option... Next-best place would be on the trunk lid. Bumper mounting or anyplace low should only be used as a last resort.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:45 PM   #13
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I know length = range/effectiveness = important, so how do cops get by with the tiny ass trunk mounts they use now?
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:58 PM   #15
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I know length = range/effectiveness = important, so how do cops get by with the tiny ass trunk mounts they use now?
They aren't running cb band. I think they are vhf or fm signal. MUCH better range.
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My $20 3ft hustler get about 18 miles in the city. The land is flat where I live though
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They aren't running cb band. I think they are vhf or fm signal. MUCH better range.
Did some googling, and apparently most have moved away from UHF/VHF and use what is essentially the same 2-way "2G" cellphone type setup. which would also explain the very short entennas.

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It's flattish around here, just alot of pines. I think when I go to do the setup I'll try a 3ft and see what happens, also using my idea for eliminating the AM/FM antenna.
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