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Old 04-17-2012, 10:34 PM
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well, they list the 4' firestick on their site..

http://www.royceselectronics.com/
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:48 PM
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yes they do...
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:27 AM
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I bought one from Royce in Moab for my 40 back in ~2003. I think it was a Firestik. Lasted for many years.
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Radio shack in MOab had firesticks last year. Had to fail a rig because of no CB so they went down there and came back with an entire set up.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:58 AM
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Well, just ordered the Firestik and necessary mounting stuff. Paid the extra $6.50 for 3 day shipping. Total was $52 to my door. I don't want to count on finding what I need Wednesday in Moab.

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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.
Yeah, Larsen is commercial type stuff and isn't particularly cheap. I've had this antenna for about 8 years and it's holding up so far. Knock wood... I have a second whip that I cut for 10m, so it can be pressed into service for ham use, although I don't have a mobile HF rig in the truck anymore.

BTW, the hole in Nak's mount is 3/4", which is designed for an NMO and they fit perfect. If you do use a different mount, it's fairly oversized. What I did for the ATAS-120 (which mounts on a SO239) was to drill a 1" disc from thin aluminum plate and then drill a 5/8" hole in the center to use as a washer. This works fine for most types of mounts that have plenty of threads but does make everything pretty thick.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:46 AM
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...I thought about buying one in Moab. I'd be the king of procrastination if I pulled that off....
that could be my plan Corbet at the rate I'm getting things done here.. buy an antenna on Wednesday on the way to registration....

Though I'll likely hit up a truck stop in GJ or something, so give me a call if you need something.
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The mount, NMO base and Larsen NMO27B.
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The mount, NMO base and Larsen NMO27B.
that's what I have on my rig. I like the setup a lot. Especially since it easy to remove the antenna when not in use
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:26 AM
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Installed the FireStik FireFly 3' antenna and tuned the SWR today.

For the record, part numbers:

FL3-B - Black 3' FireStik FireFly
MU-8R9 - coax with "RireRing"
K-4R - mounting stud for "FireRing"
Gamiviti fender mount.

I had to use a pair of large washers on the mount as Tim's mount is drilled for NMO. On the radio end of the coax there is a removable fitting so you don't have to pull the standard CB 3/4" fitting through a grommet. I liked that as I was able to use an OEM grommet on the passenger side of my 80.

Everything is working good so far. I might look for some stainless steel washers to replace the cadmium ones I had laying around. SWR measures out about 2.4 (little high) on the far ends of the cb channels and about .1 on channel 19. Should be all set for CM12.
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