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I was able to mount up my CB Radio last night. I went with a President Andy Radio. It’s nothing too fancy. What drew me to this radio is the color options for the display. Plus it came with a PA function and weather channels and didn’t break the bank. I just want a radio for road trips and camping

I ended mounting the unit to my headliner next to my switches
Tapped power and ground from this beautiful organized rats nest LOL
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I placed a plate on the backside of the headliner to make sure the mounting screws don’t strip out the headliner as there isn’t that much material for the screws to grab onto.

the nice part was I had enough wire loom left to hide the power cable
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From the drivers side
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From the back seat
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from the passenger seat
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I chose the passenger side for the radio seems how there is a bit more room. Also the mic connects to the front right side, So if I put it on the drivers side that would have put the wire right in my face.


I mounted my 102” whip to my bed basket
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Sadly the antenna cable that i ordered was too short, so no comms yet. Seems how I’m waiting for my PA speaker, I’ll just have to order another cable. My SWR meter will just have too wait
 
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today I ended up notching out the sun visor

first cut the outer layer the expose the plastic core
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after measuring, used a Dremel tool to “Notch” the visor
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Then I used Super Glue or Krazy Glue or the KraGl as it was called in the LEGO movie... anyways... I digress...
Reattached the outer covering
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not as clean as I wanted, but considering I was trying to beat the rain and lightning... the visor folds up a lot more “cleaner” than it did before
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now I’m just waiting for my PA and Antenna Cable...
 

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all finished with the PA speaker going in
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mounted the base off of the tow hook bracket just under the fan
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luckily I had the aid of my son to help with the fishing of the wire through the engine bay
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It was funny when we were testing, because my neighbor 2 houses down came out to see what was going on
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Nice set-up! President makes a great radio. I took the easy way out with mine
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Stryker SR-655 10 meter, Midland MXT275 “GMRS” and a Uniden BCT15X scanner to round it all out.
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A Predator 10k antenna for the 10 meter, Midland13” antenna for the GMRS “mounted on the fender” and I just used an old Firestick antenna I had laying around for the scanner “works surprisingly well, but could be better”
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It’s not as clean as mounting overhead but the install was super easy and needed to be wrapped up before a trip. I may still add a VHF/UHF radio so I might go the overhead route. Thanks for all the pics of your install. That may help out if I do go ahead with it. Switch pod looks great up there also. I was thinking about doing something similar before finding AEV’s pod.
 

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thanks, RedTat2020
I like your set up. I’ve always like the Midland radios.
I have been thinking about getting a scanner as well, but that can wait LOL

I would have gone with the AEV pod, but I’ve always wanted the switches up in the headliner... It gives the The front seat a cockpit type feel at night LOL
 

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Thanks! It’s still a work in progress haha. Yeah the scanner was more for curiosity than anything. If I had to choose between that or the midland, I’d go for the midland. If I’m lost in a state park or somewhere at least I can talk to hikers and stuff who carry two way radios.
I agree with having the switches up high giving it the cockpit feel. The wiring had to of been a PITA to get up there though!!
 

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It wasn’t too bad
Here’s the thread where I tried to document the install of the switches
 

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Here's the install of a 2m Ham, CB, external speaker, and micro mobile GMRS radio in the 2019 Ram Rebel. Yes, it can be done! All wired directly to the battery.
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I have a CB in the box that I want to get installed at some point. I was stumped as to where to put it. Some good ideas here.
 

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Your dash is a little different than mine, but mounting along the side of that well looks like a spot. It's not something that I'm going to use too often, so I don't need it right in my face.
 

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I mounted the midland gmrs radio behind the steering column since the mic has the controls on it. The tri-band on the side of the center console is a good spot too. That 70 watt “cb” was just too big to mount anywhere clean. On top of the switch pod wasn’t my first choice but at least it made it so the wiring could run back into the pod. My diablosport tuner is also mounted in the windshield against the A-pillar, so my setup isn’t ideal for some but may give a few people ideas. For someone that’s not planning on using a radio much I’d recommend getting one with the controls on the mic and hide the radio behind the dash or in the console.
 

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I have a pretty basic Cobra unit, although the mic does have controls on it. I have a separate speaker as well, which I'll mount under the dash. I'm going to make sure that it is stand-alone, wired separately from the UConnect system on the dash.
 
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