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Joose8919
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Member since Aug 2011
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CB radio antennas


I'm new to the CB radio game...a little late I know.

Where in the Baton Rouge area can I purchase a decent antenna? The one I picked up from pilot is terrible.

TIA







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TexasTiger
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Katy TX
Member since Sep 2003
4526 posts

re: CB radio antennas


You need height....you running duals?

I have a tuned up CB with 2 4ft and I get out pretty good when I am on the road traveling. My antenna are standard ones from a truck stop.

102" Whip antenna if you want to get serious.






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Joose8919
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: CB radio antennas


I think I may need a whip of some sort....on a rag top jeep there aren't many high spots.





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Slickback
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Deer Stand
Member since Mar 2008
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re: CB radio antennas


Ask downshift. He got a big'a as whip.





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El Josey Wales
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Greater Geismar
Member since Nov 2007
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re: CB radio antennas


104" whip with a Penn tennis ball is the only way to go.


In this day and age, why does anybody get into the CB game? I'm curious, maybe I'm missing out on something.






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Nodust
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Member since Aug 2010
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re: CB radio antennas


quote:

In this day and age, why does anybody get into the CB game? I'm curious, maybe I'm missing out on something.

I had one years ago. It was nice travelling cross country, especially in western states where no phone signal or even FM radio available. Passes the time listening.

Not sure how useful they are now.






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Nascar Fan
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Columbia La.
Member since Jul 2011
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re: CB radio antennas


What's the OB's handles when they use them?





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TexasTiger
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Katy TX
Member since Sep 2003
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re: CB radio antennas


quote:

In this day and age, why does anybody get into the CB game? I'm curious, maybe I'm missing out on something


If you are into the offroad club thing...CB's come in very handy.

Me personally I used mine when driving long distances for work. gave me something to do to pass the time and helped out quite a bit for traffic and cops.






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El Josey Wales
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re: CB radio antennas


I had one in high school back before cell phones.





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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Member since Jan 2011
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re: CB radio antennas


There's a kickass CB shop in oppolosses off of 190. Forget the name.

Wilson 1000 or 5000 roof mount is where it's at. Even with a cheap arse cobra and a toolbox in the bed my SWRs stay around 0.8-1.1



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Hammertime
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re: CB radio antennas


I got the name Hammertime because I drive so fast. It is against the law to come up with your own handle under R.S. 43.221 of Louisiana State Code


I have a Wilson 1000 mag mount on my truck. Works fine for what I need because I am not running over 1000w of output. For a soft top Jeep, most people just get a 4ft firestick and put it on the bumper. Get a decent radio, decent antenna, and small linear and you will be set

FWIW, having antennas closer than 6ft apart does nothing whatsoever

Bordelon's between Port Barre and I-49 is a good place to go if you want local. It is across from a big arse Shell station



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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: CB radio antennas


quote:

why does anybody get into the CB game?


It kicks arse on road trips and when you and your buddy's are taking more than one vehicle somewhere.

I use the frick outta mine. It also catches 10 VHF weather stations


Was VERY useful during the hurricane. Has also gotten me out of lots of tickets.

And it's an excuse to make your truck look like an RC car :lol;






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Hammertime
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apples
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I used it on logging roads. Got ran off of a pretty steep one in Homochitto by a loaded truck with it off, and vowed I wouldn't ever do that again

It also helps in traffic or when there are accidents on the interstate






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fishfighter
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
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re: CB radio antennas


quote:

I had one years ago. It was nice travelling cross country, especially in western states where no phone signal or even FM radio available. Passes the time listening.


This many years ago. Dam, some of us are getting old.






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El Josey Wales
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re: CB radio antennas


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And it's an excuse to make your truck look like an RC car


That's the only reason i need.






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Joose8919
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Member since Aug 2011
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re: CB radio antennas


4x4 club is my excuse haha. thanks for all the advice.





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Chris4x4gill2
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North Alabama
Member since Nov 2008
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They are the only way to go with a convoy or a trail ride. Most off road clubs or parks mandate them.

I use a Wilson jr on two trucks, much better than the thicker 4' sticks.






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Nodust
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Member since Aug 2010
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re: CB radio antennas


Growing up watching the Dukes and Smoky and the Bandit made me want one.





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TexasTiger
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Katy TX
Member since Sep 2003
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re: CB radio antennas


I may need to switch to a wilson magnet type...will make it easier to take on and off.





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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
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The magnets are good but you will knock it off.

The permanent ones just hold the whip in with two set screws.

If you can tolerate drilling a hole in your roof the permanent ones are awesome. Not to mention they look wayyyyyy better






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