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Dual Antennas-yay on nay?

View Poll Results: Dual Antennas?
Go Dual (For Looks) 27 22.69%
Keep the one 70 58.82%
Store the one now till needed 22 18.49%
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Old 05-09-2010, 04:53 PM   #1
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Dual Antennas-yay on nay?

I know there are a lot of threads on CB Antennas and where to mount them, I Couldnt find any on dual antennas, I wouldnt hook the second one up to the CB, it would just be there for looks. I currently keep the one i have now up all the time.

Should I..
keep the single one
Go dual (for looks)
or store the antenna till im using the CB

My current set-up
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dual just for looks? i vote no.
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:01 PM   #3
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I dont get it, what looks cool about 2?
Ive seen a couple of tacos in my area with em which I thought looked pretty good, kinda gives it more of an off-roady look- which is what im going for on this truck. (yes I know i have a prerunner)
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:01 PM   #4
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I would store it until you actually use it. Just my way of thinking. By the way your set up looks awsome with the rear lights.
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if you dont like the looks of the one buy itself, get one of these to fold down the antenna into the top of the bed and swing it up when u need it. i <3 mine...

http://www.rightchannelradios.com/cb...apter-509.html
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:11 PM   #6
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I think a dual setup Looks more balanced and appealing, one antenna just looks off. But each to their own, its your rig so do what looks right to you, when i had a cb i always went with two antennas.
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:24 PM   #7
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I think dual antennas look kinda cool. But I hate anything that's non-functional. It would be the same as having a light bar full of lights that don't turn on.

I think you should put them both on, hook them both up and tune them. Then when someone asks why you have two antennas, you can come up with some kind of techno-geek answer. Anything you can come up with would sound better than "just for looks".

Of course, none of this matters if you don't care what the rest of us think. But you did come here to ask.
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:31 PM   #10
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i say NO if one is for looks
many many years ago i had 2 , BUT both were hooked up.
i remember as a kid in the 70s seeing the jacked up 4x4s having duel whips mounted on side of read bumper, as a kid i thought it looked cool
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Ive got two, one for my CB. The other is wired into the cab as im waiting to get my scanner sometime in the future.

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Old 05-09-2010, 05:40 PM   #13
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I hade 2 on my Taco for a bit steal and one of fiberglass. The fiberglass was for receive and steal to transmitt. with a Y on a rely to them both. But putting it on just for looks I say No!
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Just need 1, Having two antenna's makes it difficult to get them tuned to work together.
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I think you should role with 2. Have them both tuned but only one hooked up. Just incase something were to happen to it, plus it evens it out and looks cool. And Tacosupreem is correct, i messed mine up by doing that.
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putting them on for looks....well reminds me of the early 80's when they sold phony phone antennas for your car so you could look like you have a cell phone
they still do...visit the local autozone stick on mod section
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Go dual man, 2 looks great and you should get an even better signal with one hooked up than it being split to 2..that's my understanding, though i may be wrong
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note: with two antennas it is useful for a big rig driver
but you will find that you are now directional and recieve/xmit
best front and back and not as good on the side
if you wanted omni directional the best place is in the middle of the truck chassis ( front of the bed)

putting them on for looks....well reminds me of the early 80's when they sold phony phone antennas for your car so you could look like you have a cell phone
Big truck drivers usually only run 1 cb antenna. the other is for the T.V.!
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if you dont like the looks of the one buy itself, get one of these to fold down the antenna into the top of the bed and swing it up when u need it. i <3 mine...

> I'm liking that, beats taking it off everytime when I pull in the grage

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> I'm liking that, beats taking it off everytime when I pull in the grage


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Ive got two, one for my CB. The other is wired into the cab as im waiting to get my scanner sometime in the future.

Nice set up man, never thought about it really but ur right they can both be hooked up to different devices instead of both to the cb, therefore their both functional and im not looking like a wanna-be
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