Is the rear glass antena base convertable to 11 meter band width?

Lincoln Mark VIII

  1. xtriggerman

    xtriggerman Active LVC Member

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    Just wondering out load here to see if anyone looked into what can be done with that base to make it functional. I have a couple of CB's laying around and wonder if the base is modulated for a specific cell frequency or straight up co ax direct?
     
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    joegr Dedicated LVC Member

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    Speaking in general, and not specific to the Mark, those thru-the-glass antennas are capacitively coupled. They would have been optimized for AMPS cellular, so 800 to 900 MHz. CB is around 27 MHz. That's a pretty big difference.
     
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    xtriggerman Active LVC Member

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    Thanks joegr for the info. looking into it more seams there is no hole into threw the glass. If that's the case, then converting that spot to a CB base is moot. It also looks like the cable may not be RG58U. Oh well...
     
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    Yes, no hole, capacitively coupled through the glass.
     

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