regular radio antenna

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  1. samurai

    samurai Heavy Load Member

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    The truck i am in right now has no antenna on the right side. I believe it is the music radio antenna. I do have an antenna on the left side which i think is for the cb. I was going to replace the left side one for a better cb antenna. Should i just put the one i am taking off the left side onto the right side? or is there a really good antenna i can get at one of the truck stops?
     
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  3. Blind Driver

    Blind Driver Road Train Member

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    Nobody knows what kind of truck you're talking about.
     
  4. samurai

    samurai Heavy Load Member

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    does that matter? they all have antennas this is not a question about a truck it is about what is a good antenna for the radio. I drive an older international 9400i.
     
  5. Pilgrim007

    Pilgrim007 Light Load Member

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    Go to any Auto parts store, Wal-Mart, K Mart etc and buy a radio antenna. If it is only due to condition of the mast then you may be able to unscrew and screw one for one. If not it is easy to replace the whole thing. As to using CB antenna's for Radio? I have never tried it, In theory it should work after all a coat hanger will work. But let me answer it this way would you put a Yugo engine in a Ford truck??
     
    samurai Thanks this.
  6. samurai

    samurai Heavy Load Member

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    okay thanks. so i will just get a nicer antenna for the cb and use the one i have for the radio. The person who had the truck before me took the antennas with him to his new truck. so the shop had one laying around and put it on the driver side. the passenger side is wired and mounted it just has no antenna screwed into the hole. Thanks for your help. any recommendations on cb antenna? I just have a cobra 29 cb so nothing fancy.
     
  7. Pilgrim007

    Pilgrim007 Light Load Member

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    I personally use a fire stick, others have their own preference. I can only suggest when you buy one see what they offer and make sure it will fit what your looking for. A lot will disagree but a place to start would be Radio Shack, remember your under no obligation to buy...
    BTW a 29 is a good rig..
    Good Luck
     
  8. bigdaddyrabbit

    bigdaddyrabbit Bobtail Member

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