CB Ball Mount
- Ideal for large CB antennas that require a heavy-duty, adjustable antenna mount
This ball mount securely mounts to a vertical surface and works well with large antennas. Once mounted, the ball can be rotated to adjust the antenna's angle. The mount includes a lug-style antenna stud that's compatible with ring- and terminal-end coax cables.
|Model / SKU:||AUBALL|
|Any heavy-duty vertical mounting application that requires a strong, adjustable antenna mount. Ideal for large CB antennas.|
|Compatible with:||All fiberglass and center-load antennas that use a standard 3/8" x 24 threaded base.|
|Installation Notes:||The antenna mount has three bolts that attach to the mounting surface. You'll need to drill a hole for each bolt and then attach the mount to the vehicle.|
|Mount Location:||Vertical Surface / Side Mount|
|Stud Type:||Lug (Ring and Terminal)|
|Product Includes:||Ball mount and lug-style antenna stud |
Antenna, spring and coax sold separately
This ball mount is ideal for larger antennas (4' to 5'+) and provides a secure method for mounting to a vertical surface.
- Base is 3.5 inches in diameter
- Ball is 2 inches in diameter
- Mounting screw holes are 2 7/16 inches apart from center to center
Dimension: 8" x 4" x 5"
I gotta tell you that ball and spring combo with my 102 inch whip look serious and it performs seriously when I put the ball mount on. My SWR also went down.
Overall, I would say that this is a very good mount, and really the only one I would want to use with an 8-foot whip antenna. It appears rugged enough to support such a large antenna.
I take away one point for the following:
1) The machine screws which come with the mount are wholly inadequate. The head size is so small that I would expect it to pull through the plastic, if given an opportunity. The included heavy metal plate is threaded for 1/4 inch, 20 TPI bolts, which I found and used.
2) The orientation of the ball attachment to the plastic has fixed angle positions, but there is quite a bit of play in any position. With eight feet of antenna, the motion is obvious as well as the deviation from position. Overtightening the nut to lock position would just break the plastic. I had to shim the contacts inside the ball attachment to make it rigid.
Once properly installed, it appears a robust mount, even with the heavy pot-belly spring and a 102” whip.
a great product. The instructions that Right Channel provides is great and should be followed to the letter. I misaligned the three holes slightly and had to re-drill two of the holes. However, the ball mount is well manufactured and durable. Highly recommended.