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Old 07-09-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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Installing CB, question on antenna length

I bought a 4' firestik today and after looking at where I plan to install it I really dont want it that high. I was thinking about exchanging it for a 3'. My reasoning is that I will not need the reach of a 4' because all I really will need it for is wheeling.

My question is that is a 3' gonna be long enough to reach a mile or so?

And will a 9' coax be long enough to reach from the dash to the front of the bed?
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:05 PM   #2
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I went with a 2' antenna and it works for wheeling. So a 3' antenna should be fine.
and 9' of coax should be fine. (but dont quote me on that cause I see you have a double cab long bed) Just take some string and measure
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply! I figured I'd do fine with the 3'
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:08 AM   #4
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Thanks for the quick reply! I figured I'd do fine with the 3'
My wife told me I have to compensate, so we are going with dual 9' whips. lol
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:15 AM   #5
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3' will be fine. I've been able to hit over a mile with my 2'.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:17 AM   #6
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I used a 16' section of coax. There was no extra. Also I know you want a shorter antenna but you should have at least 2/3 of it above your roof. If not yout signal will be mostly to your rear and not out in front of you.
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9' of coax prob won't be enough, i see you have a DC, i do too and i used all but a few feet of a 20' coax, i ran it up under the cab through the hole in the floor then under the carpet next to the seat belt latch on the drivers side
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Edited my previous post. My cb, or everything but the face, is under the seat. I ran the coax through the grommet in the floorboard and followed the frame to the bed and up to my antenna. i had no extra.
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