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Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by 530, Aug 18, 2019.

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Out of the two which one would you choose?

  1. 5ft Skipshooter

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  2. Predator 10K Single Coil 17in Shaft

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  1. 530

    530 Well-Known Member

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    If you had a choice of the two which one would you choose? It will be mounted on top of a 2010 Jeep Renegade roof, on a puck mount. Both are the same length.
    My reason for asking I have always read that longer is better and I have also read that metal is also better. Which I am getting confused on as from what I have read on the coil antennas like the predator it transmits and receives from the top of the coil not the top of the whip, but the skip shooter as being longer has a thinner winding wire AKA metal than the skip shooter.


     
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  2. The DB

    The DB Sr. Member

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    Predator. In this case, assuming the same mounting point, length is the key point.

    When it comes to top loading, which in the world of CB is more often than not way over hyped (what isn't), you have to have a really short antenna before you will ever notice said benefits over base loaded or center loaded counterparts.


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  3. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    If you are going to drill holes anyway why not go for a 108" whip mounted on the side, while this is not an optimum mounting spot its hard to beat a 108" whip.
     
  4. 530

    530 Well-Known Member

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    I have a 108 inch whip I have a 102 inch whip also have the riser for it for tuning it. My question is about these two antennas that I also have. I am a asking about these cuz in total length they both are about the same.
     
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  5. Highway Man

    Highway Man Active Member

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    i have yet to read what kind of wire a skip shooter is made from. If you want glass get a Silverload.
     
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  6. Slowmover

    Slowmover Sr. Member

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    Get both. A SKIPSHOOTER is all of $30 or so, and American-made.

    It’s not really Either/Or

    Kales Cowtown Antennas are as good as it gets. But they also have a tendency to walk away.
     
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    rabbiporkchop Sr. Member

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    I'd take the fiberglass whip with the copper wire assuming it's as long or longer than the other one.
     
  8. 530

    530 Well-Known Member

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    I have both
    With the whip the predator is 6.5ft. Skipshooter is 5. I do also have a 6ft, and a 7ft Skipshooter, but I start waking stuff with those. Skipshooter uses 17 gauge wire.
     
  9. Highway Man

    Highway Man Active Member

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    "assuming" it's copper wire
     
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  10. Highway Man

    Highway Man Active Member

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    if puck mounted on top of roof the difference between a 5' and 6' antenna wouldn't be noticed
     
  11. 530

    530 Well-Known Member

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    What would your reason be for the Skipshooter over the Predator?
     
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  12. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Same as what?
     
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  13. Marconi

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

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    length
     
  14. 357magnum

    357magnum Sr. Member

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    Sorry none of the above , cost me about $100 but I went w/ a Stryker SRA-10A , must say it impresses me daily ! imo
     
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  15. 530

    530 Well-Known Member

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    Same with both my antennas skip talked all over the world literally, Puerto Rico, Mexico, UK, Canada, Brazil, all over the country.
     
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