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Base or Mobile or both?


Sr. Member
Nov 23, 2011
Just wondering who runs just a base or just a mobile or both?? I have always run a Base set up, but a radio in the truck just dont do it for me anymore even with an amp. Just wondering whos doing what out here!



Well-Known Member
Aug 3, 2013
I've always just had a mobile set up. back in the 80's and 90's I just had a mobile. Never really wanted a base.


Well-Known Member
Jun 28, 2010
I started out with a mobile a few years ago and thru natural progression ended up with a base. Then I ended up working 10-15 minutes from home and removed the mobile.

I'm okay with that and I'm not sure if I'd go back to a mobile.


Desperado, 785
Aug 16, 2013
Bangor, ME
I love installing mobile radios and antennas, trying all different brands and types. I have ONLY run mobile the whole time I've been in the hobby.


Sr. Member
Oct 18, 2011
but a radio in the truck just dont do it for me anymore even with an amp. Just wondering whos doing what out here!

How you mount the antenna can make or break the installation and leave you either wondering if you've set fire to your money or completely blown away by what you can achieve.

If you do any of the following:

1) Use mirror arm brackets

2) Have the antenna mounted very low on the vehicle

3) Have any of the antenna shadowed by the body

...you'll think you've set fire to your money.

However if you put the antenna in the center of the roof of the vehicle or as high as you can with as much metal as you can under the antenna, preferably with a permanent fixed mount, and do a bit of bonding and you'll be amazed how far you'll get.

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