Need a Good Tech Along My Route

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by Fae, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. Fae

    Fae Bobtail Member

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    Hello, everyone. I’ve been lurking here forever, but this is my first post, so hello to you all.

    Well, been driving for a few years now and finally wanting to get a CB installed in my truck. I just purchased a setup from Walcott Radio which should be delivered before I’m home next. Now my dilemma ... I know NOTHING about CB setups and while I’ve been quietly reading posts here for quite some time I still do not feel I am smart enough to install one without screwing it up.

    My assigned route for the company I work for is very specific. I head from the panhandle of Oklahoma along 54 to Tucumcari, where I hop on the 40 and take that to the 15 then down into Riverside, CA. For my return I take 15 from Riverside to 70 then hop over into Denver. Then south to repeat it all again weekly.

    I have searched and found a LOT of posts about great techs all over the country, but can’t seem to find any leads on techs along this route to install my gear (Stryker CB peak/tuned with coax and Stryker antennae ... ran me about $550 overall). Due to this being a company route, I can’t take any crazy detours so I’m limited on what I can find.

    Do any of you kind souls by chance know a tech along this route which could install my gear? I’d greatly appreciate any leads. Thanks, and stay safe out there, everyone.
     
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  3. mud23609

    mud23609 Medium Load Member

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    You are seriously overthinking this project. It will take you less than an hour most likely depending on how you route the coax. The cb itself has only two wires a power and a ground. And your truck probably has either studs or a harness built in that you can hook it to. After that it's a simple matter of hooking up the coax and mounting the cb and the antenna. Then you can check your swr with a meter you can get at any truck stop and adjust accordingly.
     
  4. Fae

    Fae Bobtail Member

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    I did get a SWR meter with the setup. I’m actually comfortable hooking a CB to the preinstalled factory slot, but am uncomfortable taking the mirror off etc. and running coax through panels, etc. That and my company, while they DO give permission for us to have custom coax, antenna and CB setups, well, if I screw up their truck by prying panels, etc. ... I love my company and definitely don’t want to mess their truck up.
     
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  5. mud23609

    mud23609 Medium Load Member

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    Any mechanic would be able to help you with that. Its not a hard job at all.
     
  6. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Medium Load Member

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    All the Google Monster how to remove the mirror
     
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