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Mobile Mobile antenna choice

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

    44.4%
  2. Predator 10K Single Coil 17in Shaft

    55.6%
  1. 530

    530 Well-Known Member

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    I have had both tested with a relatively short distance base station that was probably about 10 miles away in a straight line and the only difference that was noticed on my end was the skipshooter seem to be a little quieter but not dropping receive carrier. Both had the exact same DK carrier and talking carrier. Again, not very far away.
    Pics of the two in question and my SS Whip with the 12in riser.


     

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  2. 530

    530 Well-Known Member

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    It is copper. 17 gauge.
     
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  3. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Sr. Member

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    Narrower bandwidth and higher Q = less noise and better receive.
     
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  4. 530

    530 Well-Known Member

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    Thats exactly what I was looking for. Thank you. I have read about coil Q but not very good at figuring that stuff out from what I read on how to do it and as I read most companies do not post their Q because everything else advertised for selling sounds better. I like the predator, but I like better an antenna that is better when they all are just really substitutes. I use my SS Whip stationary shooting skip. With that being said, I also shoot with the others LOL and nothing for nothing when I talked to other countries it was with the Predator 27in Shaft that I was usuing, although doesn't mean much when I didn't have the whip or the skipshooter with me at that time.
     
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  5. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    you do know that had very little to do with the antenna and everything to do with mother nature.
     
  6. 530

    530 Well-Known Member

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    Yes but while mother nature is doing its thing, different antennas also do their thing.
     
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  7. Highway Man

    Highway Man Well-Known Member

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    is that the trucker antenna or magnetic mount?
     
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  8. Riverman

    Riverman Registered Member

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    Personally, I like the look of the 5' Skipshooter best. And the quieter receive. (y)
     
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  9. 357magnum

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    Highway , Mag mount , out of the box , dropped whip in ..... Perfect & it crashes ! First contact on 28am through the BS running & old 140gtl , Turner + 2 ( old ) & my OLD KIng Bee 250 . Always had a hard time w/ Dx on 28 w/ my old Crappy RS antenna . No more !;):)
     
  10. Highway Man

    Highway Man Well-Known Member

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    great report 357, it does appear to be better made than the current Wilson 5000 mag from the reports that are out there.
     
  11. hotrod

    hotrod Well-Known Member

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    imho- id try both being thery mount the same way..i think between these 2 id use the skipshooter..if the skipshooter wont handle the output ya wanting to use then the 10k.
    i too would like to thank the user who put on here about the higher Q = quieter recieve. cause imo if ya cant hear them ya cant talk to them.
     
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  12. 357magnum

    357magnum Sr. Member

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    Highway , The way it's built sold me ! It looks impressive ! Will it last ? I guess time will tell but for now I'm glad I bought it . I think the new models light up Blue on transmit . We all have our opinions on antennas , myself I like this one .;):)
     
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  13. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Less then you think
     
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  14. 530

    530 Well-Known Member

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    Yes I know. Just wondering between these two.
     

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  15. 530

    530 Well-Known Member

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    Yes me as well. None of the main antennas say their Q. I wasn't sure if the Skipshooter was quieter because the wire is covered with plastic and the predator is all metal or because it was just better.
     
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