Driver Extreme

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  1. sts7925

    sts7925 Bobtail Member

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    Anyone have any experience with Driver Extreme Silver Bullet antenna? Is it a good option or stay away? Thanks
     
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  3. Deadwood

    Deadwood Medium Load Member

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    It worked for me. The bottle says the erection would only last for an hour but three hours in, I decided to put my car keys on it so I wouldn’t lose them.
     
  4. sts7925

    sts7925 Bobtail Member

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    You're a lot of help
     
  5. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Road Train Member

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    I had never heard if this antenna. So I did a search on the web and of course it brought up gun ammo. After searching I finally found a link for this antenna. My first thought was it appears to be well built and I like the design of the tuning stub. About the only thing I didn't like was the tri-band part. Usually an antenna for the 11 meter band performs better as a single band antenna. If you decide to buy one, maybe you can report back with your experience and thoughts about it. Also don't buy an antenna shorter than 48 inches or the performance suffers.
     
  6. sts7925

    sts7925 Bobtail Member

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    I did buy one, 66 inches. I'll report back when all is installed and tuned. Thanks
     
  7. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    It is a knock off of a Paladin antenna (think it is the space antenna model) from the late 70’s, except this driver extreme version is claiming to be a replacement for the factory multiplexed antenna.

    It should work if it isn’t multiplexed with the am/fm radio or anything else.
     
  8. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Road Train Member

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    That's what I was thinking. If he uses it for a CB antenna only, it should work just fine.
     
  9. Xcis

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    If you are not using an amplifier, the watt rating of an antenna means absolutely nothing.
    . For an amplified setup, the antenna is probably ok.
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    . With no amplifier, a Francis CB-26 is the same length at a much lower cost. You decide.
     
  10. drivingmissdaisy

    drivingmissdaisy Heavy Load Member

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    Yea I always laugh at those HUGE CB antennas that truck stops sell that say they are good for up to 5000 WATTS!!!! Wow, and most guys push 4 watts through them.
     
  11. Neverready

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    Running a 66" version on a 2023 680 KW. Singled out drivers' side, SWR 1.2 using external antenna analyzer. If I can get someone to pick up the microphone don't seem to have any difficulty in conversation, no amp. 6ft skipshooter came in at 1.4 SWR. It is fairly thick but haven't had ice build up on there yet to see how it holds up to the added weight and wind load. Had good luck with the 5.5ft Francis but they don't hold up with a heavy ice load.
     
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