Rate my setup

Discussion in 'CB Radio Forum' started by Bret1984, Aug 19, 2022.

  1. stacks

    stacks Road Train Member

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    Nice setup you have Sir what’s your furthest contact
     
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  3. jdchet

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    IMHO seems like a total waste of 2 high dollar antennas to lean them forward that much! But it ain't my truck and it didn't cost me anything!

    JD
     
  4. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Medium Load Member

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    Initially I was going to go with a single antenna mounted on the back of the sleeper but there's more work involved in that. Off the mirrors is a more simple set up. The angle was the only way I could figure to keep it from banging against things.
     
  5. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Medium Load Member

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    Halfway to Cleburne from Weatherford I was still picking up traffic from I-20
     
  6. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Medium Load Member

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    Yeah, they're high dollar antennas which is why they got the lean. I already broke one antenna getting loaded. I wanted the tips even with the tops of the stacks. That way if they don't fit then the truck doesn't fit.
     
  7. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Medium Load Member

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    Maybe I can find an adjustable mount. I can have the SWR's set in the up position but I can lower them before going in to load. Then return them to their ideal position when I'm done.
     
  8. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Road Train Member

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    That's a good idea, but I don't know if they make a fold over mount that's heavy duty enough to handle those big antennas.
    What surprises me is how a lot of guys are nit-picken the angles of your antennas. Craig_sezs shows a picture of his 7 foot antenna at the same angle (maybe worse since the antenna is drooping), but no one said a negative thing about it.
     
  9. Bret1984

    Bret1984 Medium Load Member

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    They just like picking on me for some reason. Fortunately I don't lose any sleep over the opinions of random strangers on the internet. I can also see the points. Yes, it is less than ideal for best effect but I happen to have other considerations.
     
  10. jdchet

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    For those of us that have/had dealt with Cascadias the forward lean is a necessary evil when it comes to mounting a CB antenna. It is done to get the business end(coil) of the antenna away from the cab due to the low mounting point of the antenna. Does it look stupid? Yup!
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    BTW that 6 foot Skip Shooter stood straight up at 67 mph. It did some really crazy stuff with a bit of ice on it!
    JD
     
  11. Night Stalker10

    Night Stalker10 Road Train Member

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    Yes, I could see their points too. I was just surprised how many pointed it out. Once you explained why the antennas were leaning so far forward, I'm sure they understood.
     
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