Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Texas, but not for long
Model: Interstate 30 thousand miles as of 11-1-2017.
wiring a CB radio without the original stuff built in.
If anyone needs to know how to do this, let me know.
I used the original CB button(s), to accomplish this.
I used a DPDT relay (12v), and some fancy wiring to odo this.
I mounted my cb in my left luggage box, and used the left antenna for it.
The right antenna is fm radio only.
Got my swr down to 1. nothing to 1.nothing or right at at it, very close to the needle not moving much at all. (took a while)
All, all wiring to the luggage box is removeable, as I used a 6-pin military style connector. It has plenty of clearence so it doesn't rub or get in the way of anything.
The antenna is simply on a chassis mount pl258 connector (may be pl259, as I forget which is male and which is female.) Remember I am old.
The wiring is the tough part, unless you know how. Encasing it in shrink tubing makes it look better.
I guess I could post a wiring diagram, and parts list, huh?
The handlbar swithes, (key and channel select), now all work to key the mic. Press any button up, down, or in, and it keys the mic.
No fiddling as to which one works, they all do. It does not allow for channel selection. We are always on channel one. But channels can be manually changed on the cb. You have to stop to do it.
I, also, added time, outside temp, and a voltge gauge, USB connectors, and some other stuff....all easy enough. It just takes patience.
let me know
(or should this be in the technical section?)....help! steve.....move it if you need or want to.
Last edited by RadicalRob1!; 01-03-2018 at 03:28 PM.
Reason: adding some stuff