2021 International LT - Looking for setup info/steps

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by BrandonT28, Sep 13, 2021.

  1. BrandonT28

    BrandonT28 Bobtail Member

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    New and pretty much clueless with CB’s
    Cobra 29 LX, basic calibration, factory antennas (4’ each on factory mounts behind the cab)
    1.4 SWR (using built in meter. I know, not the most accurate). Reception around 2 miles, transmission around a mile. Not bad, gets the job done, so no rush.

    Just got my radio a couple weeks ago, and already enjoying it way more than running without. It’s nice to hear about traffic, hazards, and just the general ramblings to break up the monotony and have a little entertainment (until the politics roll in).

    Looking for anyone in an international LT that has info for the best bang for the buck antenna, mic, etc. setup. I reckon I could trial and error, take suggestions, etc., but just want to do things right so I can spend the money on the equipment and not so much on trial and error. Willing to ditch the factory mounts, since it’s obviously not ideal to be behind the cab. So, what antenna(s)? What mounting bracket/location? What mic? What coax length, etc. has worked best for you? Not really a budget, but not looking to jump in the deep end of the CB world. Just looking for a modest, reliable setup.
     
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  3. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Pull coax to the left antenna, get a new mount and put a good longer antenna on.
     
  4. drivingmissdaisy

    drivingmissdaisy Medium Load Member

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    I drive a 2019 LT and use the factory setup and the performance is not bad as is. No single antenna is going to have the performance of the duals on the LT. I went from a single on the Cascadia to duals on the LT and immediately noticed a huge difference.
     
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