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Firestik Non-ground plane cb anttena

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by BBJ285, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Dec 1, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    BBJ285

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    Has any one used the Firestik DS14-FG (cell look alike) non-ground plane anttena?
    I have a "lil wil" but the base is cracked, and I'm looking for a shorter one, so that I do not have to remove it to pull into my car port.
    This claims I can mount it to my camper top and it's only 18" tall. I wouldn't put one of these styles that you can get from Wal-mart, but this one from Firestik with the specific cable seems like it would out perform ones from Wal-mart. I don't use my cb other than on road trips and occasional chatter. I don't use it on trails or off-roading.

    Thanks for any input!
     
  2. Dec 1, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    I don't have the exact model that you mentioned but I do have a firestik ngp antenna and it works great. It should be fine for your needs.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    Thanks! Which one do you have?
     
  4. Dec 1, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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    I don't remember the model number but it is the 4 foot ngp antenna kit. On the right channel radios it is the only firestik ngp kit they offer.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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    I ahve a 2 foot firestick no groung plne and it works flawless.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    What I'm looking at is the "NGP 14" fold down kit" on Righ Channel Radio's site.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    It is my understanding that when you add fold downs, springs and etc. it screws with the SWR. Of course I may be wrong
     
  8. Dec 3, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    Ii have the 4' NGP works great
     
  9. Dec 5, 2011 at 5:09 AM
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    it does a little bit. those items prevent you from getting the lowest possible SWR (at least on an NGP antenna). i have a fold down adapter and i got the SWR on mine down to 1.6.
     
  10. Dec 5, 2011 at 5:17 AM
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    Do y'alls fold down adapters have play when antenna is up? I have an adapter for 3' Wilson fiberglass that hasn't been mounted yet but when attached to the antenna and held by adapter, I can tell it's going to have play where it'll vibrate or move a bit. Not sure if I'm going to use it or just put disconnect on antenna ground wire where I can just take it off and put it behind the seat when not in use.
     
  11. Dec 5, 2011 at 5:35 AM
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    I had a similar through the glass cellular look antenna and it was garbage. I would stick with the little wil. Not to mention the fact that you have to drill a hole to mount that fire stik. .02
     
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