CB Antenna Side Mounts "Peterbilt"

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by vArielv, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. vArielv

    vArielv Bobtail Member

    Sep 3, 2013
    So I just bought a CB radio and everything, I went to put on antenna's and came across this on my Peterbilt. I have yet to have found any antenna to screw onto it, or any pieces to screw to that and the antenna. I'm out of options, opinion's please?

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  2. kasandera

    kasandera Bobtail Member

    Nov 3, 2012
    Looks like you are missing part of the mount. What kind of Peterbilt do you have?
    If its a 387 or a 587 I would recommend an outback antenna mount.

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  3. vArielv

    vArielv Bobtail Member

    Sep 3, 2013
    It is a 387 peterbilt
  4. TheDude1969

    TheDude1969 Heavy Load Member

    Jun 10, 2013
    Joliet, Il
    You are at minimum missing the coupling nut, IDK what else may be missing? If only the coupling most CB shops dealing w/ antenna's would stock them and guess 5-$10 for both.

    DO NOT operate you CB like this! Get it fixed first, the bad SWR feedback into the radio will kill it.
    Also consider why the previous operator removed them, most factory coax is junk... you may be better just installing your own single antenna. Which ever you choose be sure to check the antenna w/ SWR meter first.

    Good Luck!
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  5. twig

    twig Light Load Member

    Jan 5, 2013
    I drove a 387 for a bit and my opinion is not to worry with it. Get an outback mount like I did. No matter what I tried with the "pig ears" factory mounts, swr was too high. I bout an outback mount and ran new coax to it and the swr dropped to not moving the radio meter needle at all on key up. With the factory mount it was always higher than 3 and all I did was listen in that case, for fear of smoking the radio. With the outback installed I could talk if I needed to.
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