CB hookups in T660

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by HoneyBadger67, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Heavy Load Member

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    Specifics:
    Kenworth T660
    Stryker SR-497HPC
    Let me preface by saying that I am not new to wiring things up. I'm only (relatively) new to the T660 and how well everything is buttoned up to stay together.
    Ok...I've run all new wiring down the driver's side A pillar and was just wondering if there was an easy way to get the hot wire behind the fuse panel. The ground I was planning to run to the body, I just need juice. Batteries are between the frame rails behind the sleeper, so that's a no-go. I'll probably also need to install an inline fuse before the radio. All wires are hidden and it will look clean when complete, just.gotta.get.behind.fuse panel.....
     
  2. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    Im sure i saw a vid on that..Fella had a white 660.....Surf youtube for that..
     
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    I found one of the fused 'spare' wires behind the gauge cluster (bless you, paccar) and everything is all hooked up now with a good/decent SWR (1.4). Just getting a lot of electrical interference from ignition and beacons, so that needs sorted out.
     
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    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    Doubt it..I know some of those seal beam headlight(led) make a TON of noise..
    Most likely they are cheap led lights that make the noise...
    I have led bulbs in my cascadia from headlight revolution and not a peep from then..

    Heck my trucks fridge makes more noise in my radio than anything and to hear that it has to be dead quiet just to hear it kick in.
     
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    My beacons have a staccato rhythm to them and the headlights are so noisy I may as well not have the radio on. Being a 'baller on a budget' I did get inexpensive lights, not knowing about LED RF interference.
     
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    I dont know if better or more electrical grounding would help....Gotta be solutions cause of over size,military ect have radios and interference...

    Maybe ask a few good shops or stick yer nose in google's butt and see if anything helps..
     
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    I'm not so sure about that but it'll be easier to get a decent match. With your antenna bracket down so low it makes it difficult to get a decent match with a short antenna reflecting off the side of the truck.
     
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