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PostSubject: woooohooooo   Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:35 pm

i just got an early XMAS gift from Angie...its a midland 75-822....and i got a Bandi too...got a cobra magnetic mount ant. but will return that in exchange for coax and a 4'firestick...cant wait..

i do have some questions about the bandi mount/firestick/coax install...what all do i need for this other than the actual bandi ..the coax and the firestick...any adapters, mounting for the firestick anything else?? i know that Nick did his with all of it..but do i need anything else?..i want to install it and be right doing it...

thanks folks for any help in advance...

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:06 pm

Nope Mike, thats all you'll need! Besides a tuner of course.
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PostSubject: cool   Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:44 pm

thanks Brian...i will just get the coax, and firestick and rock on...cant wait...

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:11 pm

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thanks Brian...i will just get the coax, and firestick and rock on...cant wait...

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x2 on what Brian said. Despite what you may hear from online places, you do NOT need an adapter. I have that same setup with the 4" Firestock and no adapter needed.
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PostSubject: cool   Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:16 pm

so coax to firestick...need a connector to hold it on the bandimount ..right??
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PostSubject: in this picture   Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:24 pm

i hope that you dont mind this Nick...but in this pic where i have the circle, i need a connector from the coax to the firestick that mounts directly to the bandi right?? of course im takeing into account that there is a quick connect and spring...between the firestick and the coax....



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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Sat Dec 24, 2011 10:31 pm

This link shows everything you need... The quick disconnect is optional and I don't run it (fewer places for interference). The coax has something on the end that pokes up through the Bandi Mount to answer your question.

http://www.walcottcb.com/bandi-mount-toyota-fj-cruiser-antenna-bracket-p-1091.html
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:03 am

That adapter came with my coax. I ordered the 90' swivel coax with a removable end on the connector at the CB. Made for easy run through the FJ. I would reccommend the spring at least to help from damaging the firestick. I also got the quick disconnect so I could remove when not using & go into my garage.
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PostSubject: thanks   Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:48 pm

"That adapter came with my coax. I ordered the 90' swivel coax with a removable end on the connector at the CB. Made for easy run through the FJ. I would reccommend the spring at least to help from damaging the firestick. I also got the quick disconnect so I could remove when not using & go into my garage."

By 90' i assume you mean 90 degree swivel coax...and thanks so much for the info...most of the coax i see for sale is in lengths of 18'...do we actually need 18'?...
i hope to be getting the antenna and coax real soon...
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:50 pm

I will be ordering mine in a few days. I am going all Firestik. Antenna all the way to the the CB connector.
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:54 pm

Mike, the connector for the stud usually comes with the coax. The 18' seems long but it is usually the perfect amount to run it up to the front. Firestik makes good coax its thin and really flexible for running it with the Bandi mount i think its called Fire-Flex.
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:16 pm

Where is everyone ordering the Firestix and connectors from?

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:39 pm

I got my Firestick at 4wheelparts. Good pricing.
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:54 pm

You do need 18' the radio & antennea are tuned to an 18' cable or multiple there of. If you end up with extra do not coil it in a round loop. Make it oval & give it a twist then ziptie it together. The round coil can cancell out its own signal.
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PostSubject: 18'   Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:29 pm

Thanx for the info dsbike ...I was wondering why I was always seeing coax sold in 18 foot lengths...

For all of you that have the OFFICIAL "NCFJ" midland 75-822 ..where are you mounting the radio and from where are you running the coax from and too?? and where are you hanging/mounting the handset??
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:07 pm

Sounds like we need to have a big CB install party...

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:06 am

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Thanx for the info dsbike ...I was wondering why I was always seeing coax sold in 18 foot lengths...

For all of you that have the OFFICIAL "NCFJ" midland 75-822 ..where are you mounting the radio and from where are you running the coax from and too?? and where are you hanging/mounting the handset??

No radio with the Midland we have... It's an all in one unit. My coax runs in through the back throu a rubber grommet, through the wheel well compartment, up to the front and under the cheap plastic strip on the door jam, across the steering column and up through the hole by the e-brake. The handset sits in a cell holder I have on the plastic piece in front of the passenger seat... The flat part above the glove box.

Oh, it's also portable and I keep it usually in a Molly bag I have up front when it's not hooked up/in the cell holder.
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:11 am

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:56 am

Thanks Rolando...If folks are using the Spring and the quick disconnect, does this not make the "base" quite tall? Seems like that would be about 6" of stuff before the antenna?

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:34 pm

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Thanks Rolando...If folks are using the Spring and the quick disconnect, does this not make the "base" quite tall? Seems like that would be about 6" of stuff before the antenna?

It's 6" exactly on mine... Just measured. I'm not using a quick disconnect though so that might add another few inches.
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:20 pm

Waiting on a paypal transfer to go through then I will be ordering my conections
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:45 am

So yesterday my son got me the 4' Firestik and the connector. Now I need to get a cable and I am all set.

Seems I recall discussion about setting up/"dialing in" the CB. Can someone fill me in on that? Or do I just sit in my driveway and turn dials till I hear someone? Please don't tell me I need to read the instructions...but I will if I must...

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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:49 pm

Scottydog wrote:
So yesterday my son got me the 4' Firestik and the connector. Now I need to get a cable and I am all set.

Seems I recall discussion about setting up/"dialing in" the CB. Can someone fill me in on that? Or do I just sit in my driveway and turn dials till I hear someone? Please don't tell me I need to read the instructions...but I will if I must...

Awsome!!

I admit, this is not a strong area for me, as I still need to have mine tuned. I THINK channel 19 is the universal channel for truckers and 9 MIGHT be an emergency channel. Im still trying to figure things out myself. I just know that we were all on channel 7 in OBX and it worked great =)
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PostSubject: tune antenna   Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:09 pm

Scott once you have it all intalled and connected you need to have the firestick antenna tuned...and you can do this with an SWR meter...i know that SPEEDRYE has one but he is here in summerfield...SWR meters dont cost much ..you can get one for around 20 bucks ..the good thing about having one of your own is that you can always adjust your tuning...and you can help everyone that doesnt have one...lol...

David, as far as i know 9 and 19 are both emergency and information channels...i like the fact that these radios (midland 75-822) have the weather stations...i think its a great thing to have..
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PostSubject: Re: Handheld CB radios   Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:21 pm

bigdogdewey2 wrote:
Scott once you have it all intalled and connected you need to have the firestick antenna tuned...and you can do this with an SWR meter...i know that SPEEDRYE has one but he is here in summerfield...SWR meters dont cost much ..you can get one for around 20 bucks ..the good thing about having one of your own is that you can always adjust your tuning...and you can help everyone that doesnt have one...lol...

David, as far as i know 9 and 19 are both emergency and information channels...i like the fact that these radios (midland 75-822) have the weather stations...i think its a great thing to have..

Im not 100% sure, but I THINK 19 was what I was talking to truckers on when I was driving out to NM this past Thanksgiving.

Yeah, the NOAA updates are awesome.... definitely a selling point for me honestly, because I was looking at a few other handsets.
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