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is this a good cb antenna?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kinkrider101, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Apr 25, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    kinkrider101

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  2. Apr 25, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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  3. Apr 25, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    FearNothing321

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    I would look into getting a Firestik antenna and no the antenna does not come with the mount you need
     
  4. Apr 25, 2010 at 9:40 PM
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    Agreed firestik is the way to go.
     
  5. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    FireStik, 10 times over. At least if I were going to use a Child Band. Nothing really compares to them.

    I run a ham handheld now, but the Firestik has no real competitor.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    In my opinion Firesticks only real competitor seems to be Wilson. I had a Wilson 4ft whip on my old CJ7 and loved it. As for the antenna in question I don't know what to say, I never heard of the brand and no nothing about them. I have used almost every brand and style antenna out there besides that one.
     
  7. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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    a four foot firestick would work well. If you really want to get out far and have the best performance possible, slap a 112 inch whip on it. The antenna its self is only about 25 bucks at a local radio shop.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:34 PM
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    ^ Very true. A full 102" whip will outperform a fiberglass whip anyday. They are a full wave length antenna rather than a top loaded whip. That is what I am running now. Not very practical but does work best.
     
  9. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    Of course, you meant to type 102"! :D
     
  10. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    Dang-it Jim, You beat me to it!
     
  11. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    Yep, my bad! Thanks for catching that one. Its been a long day!
     
  12. Apr 25, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    I'll have to second you on the lack of practicality. A buddy of mine put one on his jeep a while back and damn near broke every floresent bulb at this drive through liquor joint here in town. You would have never thought it could hit the ceiling of the garage, but with a lift, tires, and 102" whip, all kinds of things are possible. :eek:
     
  13. Apr 26, 2010 at 2:47 AM
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    Not sure about that antenna? Never heard of that company before? If your looking for a fiberglass whip check out Francis. They make awesome fiberglass whips! They'll only set you back a $20 bill. I personally prefer Wilson.
     
  14. Apr 26, 2010 at 4:31 AM
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    it depends where you want to mount your antenna.. bumper = 102 whip roof top = K40 if you are going to run under 500 watts I would run a k40 if more stainless whip... also. a 102 whip is not a full wave if you use a 6 inch spring under the whip it makes that setup a 1/4 wave... full wave is 36ft. but, with any good antenna without a good SWR all antenna's will not work good
     
  15. Apr 26, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    what would i need to mount a firestick??? like a parts list
     
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