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Old 10-27-2019, 12:30 AM   #11 (permalink)
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A Workman brand CB power cord. The radio will have one. If you’ll do it my way, it’s better to buy another, as it’s going to get cut up.

10-ga power in to:

1). Transceiver
2). Amplifier
3). WMR speaker.

It will all run off 15A.

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Old 10-27-2019, 01:01 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I use the WEST MOUNTAIN RADIO Rig Runner to bring in a heavy gauge power feed and to distribute it among a number of devices.

This sophistication not needed for what Iím recommending in this his thread. This is an example of HAM radio gear.

Power distribution is better accomplished with a buss bar that is covered versus soldering together a snakes nest. Single cable in, and multiple out.

The power needs come thru the firewall, to a covered distribution point. A 20A fuse is all thatís necessary, and it should be installed at the battery.
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11-cpm solo & 19-cpm towing; 21-mpg average past 54k-miles
Sold: 1983 Silver Streak 3411
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Old 10-27-2019, 01:11 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I have several of these TAC-COMM Radio Carriers. I include it as you may wish to have something of the like. More variations out there. A radio does not need to be permanently mounted (though itís better to do so).
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2004.0 DODGE Ram QC/LB 2500 2WD/NV-5600 305/555 ISB. 7,940-lb. Stock. 200,000 miles/5000-hrs @ 40-mph average.
1990 35' Silver Streak TT 7,900-lb.
11-cpm solo & 19-cpm towing; 21-mpg average past 54k-miles
Sold: 1983 Silver Streak 3411
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Old 10-27-2019, 01:19 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Antenna: Sirio brand. 5000 series

Magnetic mount is lower performance. People freak out at the correct installation which is in using a puck mount for this tall antenna. This is the place where the details really count. And your car already has dozens of holes in it.
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2004.0 DODGE Ram QC/LB 2500 2WD/NV-5600 305/555 ISB. 7,940-lb. Stock. 200,000 miles/5000-hrs @ 40-mph average.
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11-cpm solo & 19-cpm towing; 21-mpg average past 54k-miles
Sold: 1983 Silver Streak 3411
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Good info.

I too know what a good radio is capable of.




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