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Old 07-04-2009, 10:45 PM
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I just got this A99 given to me and I need the manual, does any one possibly have one they can send me. pm me and I will send my email?



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Old 07-04-2009, 11:21 PM
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not a manual , but the most detailed info i could find on it .
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Thanks,

But thats about all I found...

I was told it had to be grounded in 2 places that it says it in the manual, but hte person I was talking to said he had no way in scanning his manual. Mu problem is I have way too much ground static. this is just temp antenna untill I get the new spider for my Maco v58.

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I would just put it up and talk.. They are plug and play.
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I know folks that has mounted that antenna on everything from a proper tower,old telephone pole,to actually cutting the top out of a tree,drilling a hole the size of the short mast section,lag bolting the mast in place and mounting the antenna at that point. And noone that I know has had any trouble with that antenna.....as said above,99% of the people just plug and play.....make sure that the swr is where it needs to be at and enjoy

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Good advice so far. It's not the best antenna in the world, but it's far from being the worst. Like any antenna, it's going to take a little tuning to get it 'right'. There are no cheap "plug-n-play" antennas that work reasonably well. (If it was given to you, I don't know any way of getting cheaper! )
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Thanks,

But thats about all I found...

I was told it had to be grounded in 2 places that it says it in the manual, but hte person I was talking to said he had no way in scanning his manual. Mu problem is I have way too much ground static. this is just temp antenna untill I get the new spider for my Maco v58.
IMO Skybolt58, the A99 may not be the best antenna for one reason or another, but I really can't think of one good reason that is worth noting. The A99 is very likely in the world of CB, the most widely and popular antenna in use. There are exceptions, but they work, they work very well, are easy to install just about anywhere, are pretty much trouble free with a little care, and they get a bad rap from most about stuff that is not true in my opinion. It is just like the BS you got about the A99 needing to be grounded in two spots.

Grounding the A99 is very good for safety concern, but there is absoutely nothing about it that requires it to be grounded. There are times when static noise is slight, bad, and very bad. Unless you can control Mother Nature, you just have to live with the noise we all experience from time to time.

I have also made the claim that the A99 and the Imax are a bit noiser than other antennas I worked, but that was when there was little or no noise that I sensed a difference. However, when conditions are noisy, then all the vertical antennas I have---seem to be just as noisy. You could see exceptions to this however. Antennas that are installed with loose or poor connections can respond in strange and troublesome ways.

I think the A99 is adaquately DC grounded in its matching device to do what it can about static noise, so we just have to live with noise sometimes. There are things like the transformers that your Electric Service Co. provide, sometimes above ground, that can cause excess noise. You could check that out if the noise does not go away. If you have a mobile, you could drive around and see how and where noise does seem to come and go in certain area, and your station could be in such an area.

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Thanks for your imput, but I went over my friends house who said to ground it, that it stated to hook ground wire on the U clamp to ground to eliminate white noise, I couldn't believe that would do anything, But he prouved it to me. he has the same radio I have a DX 959. with that recieve kit in it, he turned it on and had 0 noise. went out side and disconnected the ground wire that was connected the the U bolt, and as soon as he did that WOW noise was a 3 on the S meter. please explain that?

It is not electrical noise, I shut my Main off and used a power inverter, and same thing NOISE! I have a Maco v58 out in my garage and that has 0 noise, (well maybe a little) but not as bad as this A-99. You may have 1 point there though. the A99 is the noisy one? I plan on putting my maco 58 up here in the house as soon as I get a new spider for it.. thanks

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