Short Antenna

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  1. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    Unfortunately the new ones are glued together with epoxy instead of swaged like the originals.
     
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  3. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    I really have not seen the new ones, my 27 Mhz antennas are kind of old, and now I run broad band antennas because of the HAM channels.
     
  4. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    My 579 original came with 4 footers. After breaking those within a week I swapped them out for 2 footers. I had to change the passenger side one last week, but after 3 years that isn’t too bad.

    Now the funny part....

    We have a few other trucks running 2 footers too, and they don’t even have radios. It gets better. I asked one of those guys where they got theirs and he said “from the shop”, so I asked one of our crack team of parts non-changers for one who replied with this gem. “CB don’t come in 2’. They only come in 3’ and 5’ because of the wavelength”.

    Really?? :rolleyes:

    I said “go out there and look on the roof of that truck on the drivers’ side”. Mr. Know-it-all wound up with egg on his face. :biggrin_25523:
     
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  5. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    I wouldn't put nothing short on anyways unless your in the woods n such most of the time..Makes radio work harder to do less..
     
  6. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    I agree. 2' antenna is just not worth the effort
     
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  7. ProfessionalNoticer

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    Just run a whip style like a Wilson 2/5k. They take tons of abuse and are pretty flexible. Also, you can replace just the whip easily with an allen key.
     
  8. craig_sez

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    Yup very true
     
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