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Best C.B antenna for under $150?

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by T23, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. T23

    T23 Active Member

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    The best base C.B antenna, and not the fiberglass ones.


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  2. oldslowchevy

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    the k40 bcmax is looking very promising and goes for $50 on avg.

    Amazon.com: k40 bcmax

    currently i am using a wilson 5000
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  3. mrgumby

    mrgumby W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Hy-Gain
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  4. oldslowchevy

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    dang i feel dumb..... i didn't see it was for a base..... :oops:
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  6. T23

    T23 Active Member

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    I was thinking about an antenna with some gain....

    I already have an end fed dipole.
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  7. oldslowchevy

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    i agree, i have made my own and use it in my apt, people have to see it to believe it, they are all amazed by it, the link is a great price, i can not make one at that price with that quailty at that price.
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  8. The DB

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    I would start with a 5/8'th wave antenna. The Maco v58 or its Workman version can be had for less than your price and works well.


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  10. AudioShockwav

    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin Staff Member

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    Home brew a 3 Element Yagi or a 2 element Delta loop or Quad.
    Both have about the same gain, and are light weight and easy to turn with a small rotor.



    73
    Jeff
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  11. if you already have a omni a small beam would be much more effective than a more expensive/bigger antenna .
    for a very tight budget the workman 58 for less than $80 shipped is a decent antenna .

    W-58 Omni-Directional Antenna - Palco Electronics

    and the Hy-Gain SPT-500 Super Penetrator for $170ish shipped should be stronger physically .

    Hy-Gain SPT-500 Super Penetrator HF Vertical Antennas - DXEngineering.com

    don't know if i would trust a vector 4000 in the storms/hurricanes we get here sometimes . if i had more confidence in it's physical strength it would be my first choice .
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