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Corbet 04-17-2012 09:00 PM

CB antenna recommendation
 
I broke my cheap radio shack antenna last year at CM11. I'd better get on this soon as CM12 is only 14 days away.

I've got Nakman's hood channel mount for my 80. Been looking at the Firestik Firefly flexible fiberglass antenna and mount. Any other recommendations and a shop in Denver that could ship something to me ASAP wold be great.:o

DaveInDenver 04-17-2012 09:16 PM

The Nak fender mount works well with NMO mounts, so I would suggest you get a Larsen NMO-K mount and Larsen NMO27. This is the combination I run, I goop silicone on the under side to seal it. They have them at HRO if want and I'll snap some photos tomorrow.

Corbet 04-17-2012 09:40 PM

Looks like that antenna is 53" long? I was looking at a 36" Friestik. I like the shorter length better personally. But I do see that HRO hole size looks better for Nakman's bracket. The firestik needs a 16mm hole rather than 20mm I working with.

Did not see the antenna on the website (HRO).

DaveInDenver 04-17-2012 09:52 PM

I guess, yeah, it's about 4 or so feet tall. It doesn't seem tall and is very flexible. I used to have it on my roof with a spring at the base, but since moving to a Nak fender mount I just run a regular whip, no spring anymore.

Does show '?' for stock in Denver.

http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-000572

Corbet 04-17-2012 10:07 PM

That's kind of a spendy antenna. Well relative to the Firestik anyway. The mount, coax, and antenna are less than Larson antenna alone. Suppose I do get what I pay for.

ScaldedDog 04-17-2012 10:07 PM

Are there truck stops there? Go in one and pick up a Firestik or Wilson Silverload.

Mark

Corbet 04-17-2012 10:11 PM

No truck stop here. I'm 3.5 hours from an Interstate in any direction.

Inukshuk 04-17-2012 10:14 PM

I have a mag mount CB antenna I'm happy to lend you. Most any auto parts store in Durango will have something too.

wesintl 04-17-2012 10:18 PM

Or in moab at ROYCE ELECTRONICS or anyone of the 4x4 shops

iirc http://www.rightchannelradios.com/ is in utah and they ship same day so you would probably get it before you left.

Corbet 04-17-2012 10:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Inukshuk (Post 209709)
I have a mag mount CB antenna I'm happy to lend you. Most any auto parts store in Durango will have something too.

NAPA has some cheap options here. So does Radio Shack.

Quote:

Originally Posted by wesintl (Post 209712)
Or in moab at ROYCE ELECTRONICS or anyone of the 4x4 shops

iirc http://www.rightchannelradios.com/ is in utah and they ship same day so you would probably get it before you left.

I thought about buying one in Moab. I'd be the king of procrastination if I pulled that off. Did see righchannelradios online. Been looking at westcoastmall.net too as they have all the Firestik crap in stock.


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