How Do You Install a CB Antenna in a Truck Bed?

Installing a CB antenna in the bed of a truck is an easy and inexpensive way to extend the range of your CB radio. With the proper tools and a few basic steps, you can quickly and easily get your antenna up and running. Here’s how to do it:

Gather Your Supplies:

To get started, you’ll need to gather together the necessary supplies. This includes an antenna mount, a coaxial cable, and your antenna. You may also need a drill and drill bits if you plan on mounting the antenna directly to the bed of your truck.

Mount Your Antenna:

The first step is to mount your antenna. If you’re mounting it directly to the bed of your truck, start by drilling two small holes for the screws that will secure it in place. Be sure to use appropriate size drill bits for both holes so that they are big enough for your screws but not too big.

Next, attach your mount to the bed of the truck using screws or bolts depending on what type of mount you have. Once it’s securely in place, attach your antenna onto the mount. Make sure that everything is tight so that there is no movement when you are operating your CB radio.

Attach Coaxial Cable:

Once the antenna is mounted, it’s time to attach the coaxial cable. Start by feeding one end of the cable through a hole in the bed liner or through one of your truck’s existing holes if possible. Route this end up into where ever you plan on mounting or placing your CB radio.

Next, feed the other end of cable through another hole in the bed liner or through another existing hole if possible. Route this end up into where ever you plan on mounting or placing your antenna mount.

Secure Coaxial Cable:

Once both ends of cable have been routed into position, secure them with zip ties or electrical tape so they don’t move around while in transit. This will ensure maximum performance from both ends when operating your CB radio.


By following these simple steps, anyone can easily install a CB antenna in their truck bed for better reception and increased range when using their CB radio. With just a few supplies and some basic tools, anyone can quickly get their system setup and ready for use with minimal effort.


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James Gardner