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miker72

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1979 ta cb antenna help
« on: October 28, 2018, 12:52:15 PM »
I am restoring a beautiful untouched original t/a. it still has the original am/fm delco cb radio. radio worked fine but I could not get any clear channel on the cb. the car has power antenna which doesn't work of course. when I removed it there was only 1 antenna wire going to it. can anyone tell me if the radio would of had 2 separate antenna wires? one for radio, and one for cb or do they share the same wire? I did not find the usual wire under the original carpet running to the back of the car for a whip antenna either? thanks

another10th

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Re: 1979 ta cb antenna help
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 07:57:07 PM »
The factory CB radio in 79 was built into an AM-FM or AM-FM Stereo radio and used a tri-band power antenna, not a whip antenna on the rear. I believe (and I could be wrong), that there were two leads from the antenna to a spliter, then one lead to the radio.
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Dreamn2

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Re: 1979 ta cb antenna help
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 08:27:39 AM »
There are two leads that go to it. I just recently restored the one on my low mile Formula. I was able to find an NOS GM antenna mast on Ebay. it wasn't listed for a firebird but I was able to take the original and the new mast and combine them to make everything work again.
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miker72

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Re: 1979 ta cb antenna help
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 02:32:35 PM »
okay, thanks for that info. I am not putting the power antennae back in the car, im going with the windshield one. I wonder if that will work for the cb?

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Re: 1979 ta cb antenna help
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2018, 02:49:48 PM »
They barely worked for fm, doubt it will be much luck with a cb. If you really plan on using the cb, I think I would go ahead and install an antennae for that by itself. Certainly would not look out of place on a trans am. Then again, not sure how much traffic there is across the cb anymore other than maybe truckers on the interstate.
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Re: 1979 ta cb antenna help
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2018, 02:49:48 PM »

miker72

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Re: 1979 ta cb antenna help
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2018, 06:27:48 PM »
I was kind of thinking the same thing, who even uses a cb anymore?   thanks again!!

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Re: 1979 ta cb antenna help
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2018, 02:18:28 PM »
Several of us that have Firebirds in my area use them anytime we do a road trip, such as the TA Nats. They are great plus you hear a lot of truckers make comments as they see a line of Firebirds roll by.... 8)
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Re: 1979 ta cb antenna help
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2018, 02:18:28 PM »
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