Howdy all, most of the testing was done standing still - so there was no fluctuation of swr with the 102" whip while parked. Only when I was rolling down the interstate. The 102" whip performed well and had good tx
but not as good as the Coily.
The Coily on the other hand had good rx
but not as good as the 102" whip. I had about a 1.3 swr sitting still with the 102" and about a 1.1 with the Coily at all locations. The Coily I used has a 36" shaft. Both were mounted on a heavy duty stud and mount just behind and just above the cab of my pickup.
I did the same test about two weeks ago with the 102" whip and a fiberglass "Power Stick". The 102" whip murdered the Power Stick in both rx
- there was no comparison.
The 102" ss whip is excellent, no doubt about it, and other tests might come up with different results. This was just a little something a local here in TN and I wanted to do out of curiosity. I wanted to know if it is really worth all the $$ and hype for the "Comp style" coil antennas. I like running my Coily and Predator 10k antennas on the pickup and on the big trucks. I can get the length of the coil antennas down to where I need them and not sacrifice in overall great performance. I wouldn't hesitate buying another Predator 10k in the future. Even though the rx
with the Coily (in my test) wasn't quite as good ast the 102" whip, it still was good, and the tx
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