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Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by 101 S/E Mich-Jim, Jul 12, 2010.
There are some incredibly well versed people on this site. There is a very deeply discussed thread regarding this antenna active right now. The purpose of the thread is to separate fact from fiction concerning this antenna, and to do that by exploring the science behind it. There are merchants who will sell you one and tell you the marketing pitch for it. Hang around until the analysis is done, or join the discussion, and you can read what is discovered. The quick answer can be Googled.
first checkout the maco 5/8 great alumin antenna at under 100. its a no brainer
second checkout the imax 2000 best fiberglass antenna EVER
these are the other 2 great performers with a nice price
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While there are modifications that can improve it's performance it should be noted that the antenna works great right out of the box. The modifications that are being attempted would only improve performance slightly and at this point it still seems premature to determine the best way to modify the current design. It has been recently changed by Sirio and reflects the improvements people on this site have been claiming.
If signal strength outweighs durability for your application, the Vector is your choice. This is also one of the few antennas with enough bandwidth to cover both 10 and 11 meters without a tuner. The Maco V58 is the next best choice, then the Imax 2000. Personally, I'd buy the Vector, get rid of the ball on top and replace some of that weak aluminum tubing on top. Assemble and tune the antenna as per spec, then replace the weak junk on top. Adjust the top length to get the VSWR back to flat.