Springs

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  1. madmoneymike5

    madmoneymike5 Medium Load Member

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    I often see antenna springs but only on 4-wheel vehicles, such as when mounted to the bumper off a Jeep. This makes sense, especially if they're off-roading. But is there any reason to use one on a truck, such as for longer antennas?
     
  2. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    With your 7ft er..Dont bother..
    Personally i would never use one..
     
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  3. jessejamesdallas

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    Lot of guys use them with 102" whips to get the added length so the whip will tune lower...personally I've never liked using springs.
     
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  4. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    I have a 102 on a 10" shaft..Its extened almost all the way out to tune real close to 27.185..Swr part is all fine but im more concerned with resistance to keep near 50ohm as possible and resonance..
    Mine is off a lil but its enough to drive me nuts not knowing what to do..
     
  5. Finfn1372

    Finfn1372 Road Train Member

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    Springs are good for like 4ft fiber glass antennas,have a heavy duty firestik one,never had problems with it.
     
  6. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    Unless they are super stiff springs then the ant will lean back twards back side of trk cab or pick up box ect depending on what your driveing..Thats not doin your radiation pattern any good..
     
  7. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    Looks like you got nothing to worry about.
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