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Old 06-12-2014, 10:13 AM
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What do you guys like for a good CB antenna? Mike (mikeycrana) hooked me up with a good CB but I need an antenna to mount on the 80.

I know all the cool kids are running ham radios, but for stone age guys like me running CBs, what antennas have you found give you the best range & performance for the buck?
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:29 AM
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you can get them at truck stops, they are not expensive:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...ck%2Caps%2C181

I use a simple whip antenna that works fine. I wouldn't worry about getting too crazy with a CB antenna since you are limited with other aspects of the system as far as performance goes.

these folks are in town and cool to deal with. I got my radio there:

https://plus.google.com/113484740559...ut?gl=us&hl=en
When I asked this question, I went there ^^^ to get a Firestik was like $25, they also have SWR meters and everything cool for radios really.
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I have a simple firestik antenna and DaveinDenver helped tune it on one of the radio days. It works as well as any CB ever will. No need to spend a bunch of money on the CB with all the other limitations of CB.

I would just make sure it's grounded well and that you have a quality disconnect for it to make it easy to put on and take off when not needed.
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I have an SWR meter you can borrow if needed as well. Like others said, wouldn't spend too much money on a CB. Check out Ham radios too, it's really the way to go.
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Spent $0 on the CB thanks to Mike. Just need the antenna to make it "live."

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With the SWR meter and a tunable tip Firestik, your CB will be as good as a CB will get!
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Gamiviti hood mount and a firestick of your preferred flavor. Then when you set up to the HAM you can mount that one on the other side and look like the big rigs with duals

http://gamiviti.com/html/products_antennamounts.html
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