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Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by T23, Jul 29, 2012.
The best base C.B antenna, and not the fiberglass ones.
the k40 bcmax is looking very promising and goes for $50 on avg.
Amazon.com: k40 bcmax
currently i am using a wilson 5000
dang i feel dumb..... i didn't see it was for a base.....
Dipole easy as pie and they talk fantastic.
If you are not building it yourself get this guys 11meter dipole. Under $26 shipped to your door I think.
11 METER CB DIPOLE ANTENNA - MADE FOR DISTANCE/USE OUTSIDE OR IN ATTICS-PRETUNED | eBay
I was thinking about an antenna with some gain....
I already have an end fed dipole.
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.
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.
The MACO V58 Base Antenna
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.
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 .