Cb antenna

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by International2020, May 28, 2024.

  1. International2020

    International2020 Bobtail Member

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    Can someone show me how this #### thing works. It says u can extend it with the longer whip u see but idk how the hell u do it. IMG_4238.jpeg
     
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  3. International2020

    International2020 Bobtail Member

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  4. drivingmissdaisy

    drivingmissdaisy Road Train Member

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    It ain't rocket science, man.
     
  5. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    Don’t forget once it’s on to have the SWR checked.
     
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  6. drivingmissdaisy

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    Boy ain't that the truth. I bought the same antenna, man that thing looked incredible, couldn't get the SWRs below 4:1. Had to return it and get one with just a coil. That lasted until I tried to change trucks with it and broke the base trying to unscrew the #### thing.

    I've found this simple one has given me the best performance for decades. That style, a simple center loaded antenna, nothing fancy. The antenna "thinks" its 102" long because it technically is, just not sticking straight up where it could hit something. This is the only antenna I was able to achieve a perfect 1:1 SWR with. 25 bucks you can't beat it with a stick.

    https://www.nfm.com/roadpro-center-loaded-cb-antenna-1000-watts/60614153.html
     
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  7. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    Well if a # of different antenna dont tune and only a cheaper one does,that would tell me that something is up and not that the cheaper ant is better..
     
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  8. jdchet

    jdchet Medium Load Member

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    Really?

    JD
     
  9. International2020

    International2020 Bobtail Member

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    Actually it kinda was
     
  10. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    You should be able to achieve the same results with this one, and this one won't break.
    BK300150 - 59" Oil Filled CB Antenna
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  11. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    I had a pair of those back in the early 80’s, they were called “Audio Kings” back then.
     
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