Without a proper counterpoise no antenna will work well unless it is a 1/2 wavelength design period.
The MFJ dipole bracket is a great solution...
I really don't think truck stops are going to be changing to all you can eat hummus, and tofu buffets any time soon
At least not east of the...
Test the current the starter is drawing with a clamp on amp meter.
If it's dropping the voltage to 6-8 volts, it's likely drawing several times...
This is also a interesting truck antenna shootout
Copper Electronics, Inc. - Big Coil antennas EXPOSED!
Here's another cheap and effective solution from MFJ
Electrical grounds mean very little to RF
What you need is a counterpoise which is why many use something like this.
One method might get you a ticket and one won't lol
A RF counterpoise is different from a electrical ground and without a proper counterpoise no antenna can work well
The lack of a counterpoise is likely the main issue
As jdchet pointed out a braided ground strap from the mounting bracket down to the frame might...
There are lots of 12 volt coolers available like this one.
Coleman 12-Volt PowerChill 40 Quart Cooler
Price: $ 114.95
I still remember the good ole days when diesel was ALWAYS cheaper than gasoline and pick up trucks were ALWAYS cheaper than a 4 door sedan.
These units have no compressor so they only draw 65watts and make no noise
META 12V/110V Compact Refrigerator Freightliner Cascadia Truck Mini...
Theories are meaningless speculation till proven
Yes ivermectin has in fact been proven to be very effective against corona viruses in dozens of clinical trials on individuals as a pre treatment...
Back when covid "testing" first began i said then that this may merely be a way to get the gullible public to register their DNA.
If they were...
Transported a X-29 from Grumman on Long Island.
Price tag over 40 million
The fact is if you are a straight single white male in this country you are a member of the most discriminated against group in the nation today
Sounds like Nevada must have a lot of ugly women if their only choice is a man
This "delta" variant only has a .1% death rate in the UK where it originated and is at it's worst.
that's 117 out of 93,000 people.
Just like when CB began to be used by truckers it too was EMPTY and quiet back then until enough drivers bought radios and GMRS is no different.