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I noticed this on my truck when I got it. I looked around for a few minutes and found the coax cable connected to this under my dash. I was wondering if there was any type of antenna that I can use with this. Sorry if this is a stupid question, I'm new to this kinda stuff.

 
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check the threads. if they are 3/8x24, that is the standard for most cb type and some ham antennas. if the cable is RG-58 or similar, that will be the answer as well. where on the truck is this? very interesting mount. don't think i've ever seen one like that. maybe home made?
 

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i'd like to see a pic of more of the area around that mount.. kind of reminds me of those glass mounted cel/cb type of antennas
 

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If you need better pics let me know.


 

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that's one of those glass mount cb antennas that has a very short transmitting range.
I'm not aware that replacement parts are sold for those. i know new at wally-world they were only $20 some bucks to start with,guess you get what you pay for. if you wanted a better antenna I'd get a firestick but that depends on personal taste..
 

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that's one of those glass mount cb antennas that has a very short transmitting range.
I'm not aware that replacement parts are sold for those. i know new at wally-world they were only $20 some bucks to start with,guess you get what you pay for. if you wanted a better antenna I'd get a firestick but that depends on personal taste..
I was thinking about getting a new one, I just wanted to see if I could get a cheap replacement antenna for now and just use the wiring thats already there.
Thanks for the help! :icon_thumby:
 

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Ill go there and if they have it Ill give it a try. If they don't, I'm just gonna upgrade to something better.
you can order it right from the website to your door.
 

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Do not stick a heavy antenna on that mount, it isn't made for it... also, those glass mount antennas are known for their crappy range, you would be better off finding a roof mount antenna, specifically something like a Wilson "Lil Wil" or Wilson 1000.
 

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Do not stick a heavy antenna on that mount, it isn't made for it... also, those glass mount antennas are known for their crappy range, you would be better off finding a roof mount antenna, specifically something like a Wilson "Lil Wil" or Wilson 1000.
One of my friends convinced me to get a 4ft Firestik. Thanks for the help though.
 

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Looks like a scanner antenna to me. It could be a CB antenna, but you might as well try transmitting with a wet noodle, since glass mounts really stink for transmitting.
 

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