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Mobile Base load skip shooter

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by undertaker, Jun 1, 2021.

  1. undertaker

    undertaker Undertaker

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    Thinking of trying one one top of my pick up. Anyone ever used one? Got an adapter for the wilson roof mount.


     
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  2. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    IMO, it’s the default antenna to own. In pairs (ready & reserve; $75 shipped). There are “better” antennas to own given particulars, but for price and performance there aren’t.

    A base load on the pickup roof is likely the better choice given no obstructions elsewhere on the vehicle. On a bed rail or behind cab, top load seems advisable.

    Contributor JesseJamesDallas recently reported that between a Predator and a GR-45 there was little apparent difference (see pics of mount). But both of those are visually-arresting. Attention-getting.

    I’ve a dozen or more antennas (not counting pairs separately) for mobile, both big truck and pickup. A PRESIDENT TEXAS will be the default. (A 7’ base load on the roof). Then Skipshooter choices in 5’, 6’, 7’.

    I haven’t tested these as choices yet, but my experience with Skip on the big truck is that perform very well and stand up to some inadvertent abuse (tree branches unavoidable).

    I always choose them in Clear (color) as it stands out the least.
     
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    Slowmover Elmer

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    Correction. I missed that you wrote “base load”. My bad. Haven’t tried those.
     
  4. undertaker

    undertaker Undertaker

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    No worries my friend...
     
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    undertaker Undertaker

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    I have a president Texas just don't know if the shitty aluminum roof will hold it...
     
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    Don’t know why not. Unless you’re running 75-MPH into a 20-mph headwind.

    Reason I have a huge puck mount waiting to go on mine is to run a 102”.

    I may not use it much, but it’s the build-standard I wanted as it’d be almost an Interstate-only antenna.

    The Texas on a triple-mag hasn’t been a problem the short distances I’ve run (around FTW). It’s a minor-league whip compared to a 102”. Granted, steel roof, Dodge, all sorts of advantages (Ha!)

    Personally, I’d test it. YMMV

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    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    put a metal plate on the underside of the roof. That will keep that big bad boy stable!!
     
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    barefootindian Supporting Member

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    ForestRunner98 is right about that steel plate suggestion
     
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    ForestRunner98 917 SoCal

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    This is what I did....

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    No flexing at all!!!
     
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