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CB Radio Antenna

Sup guys, one of my friends i work with is looking to get her Boyfriend a CB radio and an antenna for their one year anniversary.

Thing is he wants...basically a 2 whip antenna that looks like a U or something along those lines, thats what she described. Anyone have any ideas?!

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Probably talking about like a 102" metal whip antenna with the end of it held down. Can be found at Radioshack for about $20-25. I highly suggest against duals, unless they are AT LEAST 4' apart from each other.
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you dont happen to have a link do you? the one i found on radio shack is 60 bucks haha

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=family

Thats what i found.

Thanks for the input man, i appreciate it
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This is the 102" metal whip. The ones you posted are fiberglass, more expensive, and not huge tall one.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=family

And here's a pic of a ranger with that 102" antenna....
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Duals suck on a pickup truck. believe me. I tried.
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Aw Shane beat me, a guy at the meet had one, he was across the lot from you with a black stock height truck. It had a tennis ball on it.
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oooooooooooo ok....yea i remember that didnt realize thats quite what it was till now

thanks man, and it was nice meeting you trent! Even if i did say Hi and Bye within the same 5 minutes hahahaha
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another reason why that one you posted is expensive like that....it includes everything. Coax, antenna brackets, antennas....

18' of Coax is about $20
Bracket(depends on design) is about $15
Spring(if needed) is about $10
Antenna is about $20-25
CB radio ($50-200)

So it all adds up.
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Haha its all good, I'm sure we'll meet at another meet sometime.
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Ok thanks FX4wannabe, i appreciate the help but apparently this girls boyfriend is set on a dual whip antenna haha....its his funeral lol

Thanks for the great fast input as well
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Walcottcb.com is a good resourse for cheap cb stuff. Shipping might really really suck on antennas though....
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Ok cool, once again appreciate it man!
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Walcottcb.com is a good resourse for cheap cb stuff. Shipping might really really suck on antennas though....
I doubt it, normally they just stick them in a tube and ship them off. Its not bad at all.
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yup...that's what we're here for!






(still strongly advise against duals....he'll hate it. It'll underperform...I know it will...i tried.)
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Aw Shane beat me, a guy at the meet had one, he was across the lot from you with a black stock height truck. It had a tennis ball on it.
That was the man in black
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yup...that's what we're here for!






(still strongly advise against duals....he'll hate it. It'll underperform...I know it will...i tried.)
Im gonna second the dual whip situation. My local CB shop told me when I got mine that dual whips will (in lamest terms) fight each other for perforamance and end up cutting the performance in half of what one antenna would do alone. Only should have duals on a very large truck such as semis where you have them 8-9 feet apart and then they work awsome, but if to close they will be crap
just my .02 here
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The most criticle piece in a CB setup....is the antenna. You can have a $200 peak and tuned cb and a crappy antenna setup and it'll not even be as good of a performer as a $50 cheapie radio and a good antenna setup.....

My current problem is my antenna location.....i have improper grounding. Sucks...because I have a 60w 29ltd bc.
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