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Mobile 3RD Brake Light Antenna Mount

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Recon, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Recon

    Recon NY 881

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    The base of the antennas are not higher than the roof and they are not centered on the roof but the VSWR, transmit and receive are fantastic.


     
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  2. Slowmover

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    He hired some neighbor kids and made a plea for visual logic after XX dollars offered.
     
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  4. Recon

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    In this photo you can see the base / coil of the antenna does not protrude above the roof and it does not degrade / alter the 1.3:1 VSWR and the transmit & receive. Would the antenna produce better results if it was located in the center of the roof? I will never know because "it's not broken and I'm not fixing it"!
     
  5. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    I looked at that mount awhile back, but couldn't justify the price. o_O

    Btw, looks good.(y)
     
  6. Recon

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    I had taken a lot of time to decide if I should spend that kind of money but I had taken the risk and ordered it and I'm glad I did. These are my 2018 and 2019 trucks and contrary to the majority, I was not going to install the antennas in the center of the roof for a CB radio. If it was detrimental to family safety and communication, I would have considered installing an antenna in the center of the roof, but my cell phone has more coverage than the CB radio.
    For me, it is not a big deal that the coil is not higher than the roof and the antenna does not have the "perfect" ground plane surface, but the VSWR is well within the recommended range and it works for me.
     
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  7. Recon

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    Correction! The shaft on the Predator is 22" long, not 17" long. The 27" long shaft would definitely raise the coil higher above the roof but I'm staying with the 22'.
    A six-foot piece of PVC pipe with threaded end caps is a perfect storage container for the Predator when I remove it and toss it in the bed of the truck.
     
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