03-11-2012, 12:36 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Silicon Valley CA, Storm Lake IA
I think that the 'convenience' of having a short-whip antenna proves to be an 'inconvenience' when it's time to do its job - transmitting and receiving. But then again - how much can you expect from a cheap/short antenna?
Yeah, the NMO mount is great but unnecessary for CB
. If it was my vehicle, I would change out the mount and put a Wilson 1000 or 5000 up there that has a 5 1/2 ft
whip. They have a usable bandwidth of .8 MHz. Or a Sirio 5000 Performer with a 6 1/2 ft
long whip - which has a usable 1.1 MHz bandwidth. (BTW - all bandwidth measurements were made using an MFJ-259B antenna analyzer on actual antennas mentioned)
BASE: Kenwood TS-2000, GAP Titan DX, Diamond X50A, Sirio SY27-4, and IMAX 2000.
MOBILE: Galaxy DX99V w/RF Limited CR-577 mic, Sirio Z-180. Yaesu FT-8800R & Diamond NR-770.
Last edited by Robb; 03-11-2012 at 01:42 PM.