So get ready to enjoy the wonderful world of free communication in this super simple instructable!
Step 1: Hardware
-Antenna (may already have Coax cable)
-Coax cable (may already be connected to the Mount/Magnetic Mount)
-Tapping clips (1)
-Antenna spring (so it'll flex in lieu of snapping/shattering)
Note: All CB radios are equally powered (out of the box), but not always the same price. I've heard that you should spend $100 on your first setup; that is: $20 for the radio and $80 for the antenna. With experience and in time, you'll start refining your setup. For now, these are just instructions on How To Correctly Install what you've got.
Step 2: Mount Your Radio...
From the driver seat (tho this picture was taken from the passenger's POV), this spot is ideal for me.
Step 3: Connect
-Connect your Coax to the antenna (some antennas are grounded automatically by the car body -as is the case with magnet mounts). Connect the ground wire to anything metal -if you have one.
(Note: My Tri-Mag antenna mount is already prewired with a Coax cable. After connecting the antenna to the Spring, and the spring onto the mount, I just put the mount where the signal wouldn't be blocked or interrupted.)
-Connect the Coax to the back of the Radio. The Coax should be routed from the antenna to the radio with as little 'kinks' as possible.
-Connect your mic.
Now it's time to connect to the power supply!
I'm sparing the lengthy details on how to screw/connect things together because it's a pretty intuitive process; all connections should fit, and only require a few twists to mate the contacts (like from the antenna to the mount) ;-)
Step 4: Like a Pro!
Access the RED+ wire of said Plug, and (using your wire tap crimp) clip on the RED+ wire from your radio. This clip makes a clean connection with the radio and the 12V DC line.
Now, find any metal screw attached to your car's metal body panel, and crimp the end of the BLACK- wire onto that bolt.
Your radio is now ready to go!