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Is this a good antenna?

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by KingCobraTN, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. KingCobraTN

    KingCobraTN New Member

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    RoadPro 54" Air Cooled Helical Coil Center Loaded CB Antenna, 1000 watts rated power. Got one today.


     

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  2. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Try it out then YOU tell US if it is a good antenna.
     
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  3. 357magnum

    357magnum Sr. Member

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    I agree w/ Capt . but it reminds me of an Old Hustler antenna I had ( less the coil ) that worked well ! But that whole advertised " Air Cooled" thing is throwing me .:whistle:;)
     
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  4. KingCobraTN

    KingCobraTN New Member

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    I'll try it out I don't run power I just have a Bearcat 980SSB
     
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  5. Marconi

    Marconi Usually if I can hear em' I can talk to em'.

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  6. Bandit1

    Bandit1 Active Member

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    All coil antennas to me are nothing.
    Just a antenna shortened down coil wise claiming big performance
    Google coil cb antennas exposed
    You'll see most of these get 86%-92% resonant and accurate

    Unless you get a pred 10 k
    I don't do coil antennas
    It's why I have a 108 whip
     
  7. KingCobraTN

    KingCobraTN New Member

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    Reason I bought the coil with whip is cause I didn't want a long firestik sticking up on my roof
     

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  8. KingCobraTN

    KingCobraTN New Member

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    It was cheaper than a Wilson wanted the Wilson cause had 2 2000 truckers in the past but couldnt afford the 60 dollars
     
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  9. Bandit1

    Bandit1 Active Member

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    Firestik would be worse buddy
    I'm not a big fan of the Wilson cans either
    What you need to decide is if you want a mag mount or hard mount.
    Mag mounts pickup more interference sometimes but I can buy a used Wilson 1000-5000 on Facebook for $50-60 used
    That antenna you have will do maybe a little better than a firestik
    But anything roadpro to me is nasty
    If you want to use your cab get a better coil type like the pred 10k on your roof
    I only suggest the best
    With your setup now your going to be banging your head because of the tx on those are horrible
    That's just my 2.00$ opinion
     
  10. 357magnum

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    Marconi , You know I get it .;) But 1000w air cooled ? If you tell me that makes a difference , I believe you . I am not worthy " All Antenna God " ! And that is with my utmost respect . Only a few of you on here that test the results & I respect that . PS Don't waste it on this antenna ! Sorry Guy it's a Wrap :)
     
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  11. KingCobraTN

    KingCobraTN New Member

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    Just didn't want to hear the fiberglass antennas whisling while going down the road. Here is a picture of where I have it mounted.
     

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  12. Slowmover

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    If you’re like the rest of us, curiosity will lead to an eventual replacement.

    Those things are bug catchers. Dragon(fly) slayers.
     
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  13. Bandit1

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    I can just look at that and tell you that's not going to do much for you
    Be better off to get something better
    You wouldn't want a firestik up there anyway
    If you want a roof mount don't skimp on cheap made hardware
     
  14. KingCobraTN

    KingCobraTN New Member

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    Cheap made hardware what hardware you refuring to?
     
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    I said I was done , I lied !:whistle::LOL: $ 24.95 ? Hey I like the look ... minus that coil . Let us know ! In all honesty I don't expect much . I'm in a mood today !:LOL: But you get what you $ for . Iv'e been wrong before .;) Fire Sticks ? Been there done that ! I say Phewey !:ROFLMAO: Only one that was worth a Rat's Arse was the 7' I used for a whip on my Fj -40 . JMO :whistle:
     
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