Cb Radio Mount
One of the most basic components of a CB radio kit is the CB radio mount, a device that mostly holds the antenna and radio in place either at home or in a vehicle. Having a strong, firm CB radio mount is important, especially if you own a mobile radio set for your vehicle, due to high winds and weather. A CB radio mount is also important for home use, since the environment could possibly damage the sensitive equipment.
A good CB radio mount is one that is stable and can be firmly attached to a surface. They come in various shapes and sizes and not all are meant for outdoor use. In fact, some are meant to be used inside a vehicle in order to mount the radio to the dashboard.
Typically, a CB radio mount for a vehicle's interior consists of a bracket - made of metal or plastic - that attaches to the dashboard and holds the radio deck in place. The larger, heavy-duty brackets can be screwed into the console, but most likely a smaller CB radio mount is attached using industrial adhesive to keep it in place.
CB Radio Antenna Mount
Likewise, a mount for the antenna depends on the size of the antenna being used. A large, heavy, or long antenna is typically installed directly onto the outside of the vehicle, often through the regular FM/AM antenna port that comes with some vehicles. You can also purchase a magnetic mount that attaches to the roof of the vehicle and operates in conjunction with a smaller, more portable CB radio. You sacrifice range and power, but you gain increased mobility by having a small mount, small antenna, and small handset.
At home, most CB radio enthusiasts with a base station typically mount their antenna to their home so that the antenna - which can be quite lengthy, up to 40 feet - has enough support to stay in place. In this case, the mount is usually a firm, solid steel frame. A CB radio mount designed like this is gives the radio added range and reception capabilities and can take the antenna and receiver well above obstructions and obstacles.
You can purchase a CB radio mount designed specifically for your radio set, but most people use universal mounts designed for use with radios of given sizes. Regardless of what type you buy, though, the most important thing to remember is to always ensure that your CB radio mount fits properly and is secure.