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Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by dxing440, Feb 25, 2012.
Fire-Up 99 Antenna
I have never used one, but I do not see why it would not work.
I think most of the antennas you mention are 11 meter resonant antennas, and the tip element on the A99 is not resonant at 27 mhz, so the answer is no.
However, the bandwidth of this antenna is so wide you'd probably never notice with such an addition, excepting maybe that the antenna would then show to be lower in resonance at the best SWR...if you really checked it out.
The replacement tip Fire-Up 99 Antenna note by Jeff, claims to make the A99 a 5/8 wave antenna, which IMO is CBBS, but it seems to work according to reports. You will note in the link that this element is not resonant.
The top element on my A99 is 72.25". I wonder why the difference BM?
Does your tip elements have a rubber cap with Antron printed on them?
sounds like someone cut some off to move it higher to the freeband area.
I cut 8 inches off mine and it is 1:1 on 28.400
that could very well be . i'd suggest trying the 72 1/4 inch measurement marconi and homer suggested .
yeah, thattl make it mobettah