1. You can now help support WorldwideDX when you shop on Amazon at no additional cost to you! Simply follow this Shop on Amazon link first and a portion of any purchase is sent to WorldwideDX to help with site costs.
    Dismiss Notice

Mobile Predator 10K Review.

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Low_Boy, Jul 13, 2019 at 1:39 PM.

  1. Low_Boy

    Low_Boy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    995
    Likes Received:
    361
    Finally got my Predator 10K on my truck. The antenna I removed was a wilson 2000 and was a older antenna. I am thinking Pre Barjan. The wilson had a 1.5 match. The predator is right at 1.4 on channel 1 and 1.5 on channel 40. I am thinking with a ground strap and a little more trimming it may do better. I did notice the match was always a hair better when the antenna was slid all the way down and bottomed out. That is not right but that was my findings. It was very hot Thursday when I installed this and humidity was way up there so more tweaking to the match will be done.



    The short of it is after using this for 11 Hrs. the people I normally run with and myself really notice no improvement over the Wilson 2000. Possibly but can't swear by this at first I noticed less traffic light interference and flashing caution light interference. As the day went on I started thinking it may have been my imagination. Oh yes the radio I was using was a Stryker 440.

    So good antenna. A bit big and comical looking on the truck. I definitely would not discourage anyone from buying one. I got a couple comments like nice TV antenna you have on your truck LOL.
     

  2. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2017
    Messages:
    1,620
    Likes Received:
    1,447
    Any pictures of how it is mounted? I also have a Stryker 440 modified by stick man and it is a talker.
     
  3. Low_Boy

    Low_Boy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    995
    Likes Received:
    361
    Keep that radio. I always liked stickmans work. Too bad he is gone.
     
    Shadetree Mechanic likes this.
  4. Low_Boy

    Low_Boy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    995
    Likes Received:
    361
    I have some pictures but I was shooting them in to the sun so they are not too good. It is mounted to the top mirror bracket and tipped forward to cleat silos. It is a well made antenna.
     
    Shadetree Mechanic likes this.
  5. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2017
    Messages:
    1,620
    Likes Received:
    1,447
    RIP Stick Man
     
  6. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,790
    Likes Received:
    628
    It's really easy to measure performance with an analyzer. Whichever antenna has the narrowest bandwidth will be the best performing antenna.
     
  7. Low_Boy

    Low_Boy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    995
    Likes Received:
    361
    Possibly I will charge up the analyzer And see.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    The WorldwideDX Radio Forum was originally established in 2001. We pride ourselves on welcoming Radio Hobby enthusiasts of all types, while offering unbiased, informative, and friendly discussion among the members. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Radio Hobbyist's site.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Premium VIP Member

    The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a beer? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!