I've got one in my 1990 f-150 and have the dual whip antennas mounted in the front of the bed. I live out in the country though and go to highschool in the city (voted biggest hick at my grad, the only one really) So I have the radio to talk to my dad if we both have our trucks out togethor and also to listen to the trucker stories. Mainly though I guess it just keeps my image that I got through school.
I've heard you can always wire one antenna and just have another one not wired up as a dummy antenna. That way you don't have to tune them. Is that correct or would there still be interference?
There are "reflectors", mounted behind the driven element (antenna in this case), and" directors", mounted in front of the driven element. Length of each element and the spacing is critical, and at the cb wavelengths, such an antenna would be impractical. Incidentally, this forms a highly directional antenna, and would work in one direction only, again making it impractical for cb use. Unless you lived in far northern Canada and wanted to talk to Miami with an antenna that takes up half an acre. If so:
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I've upgraded since I started this. Cobra 25NW tuned up going to two Firestik FS4s on a cophase harness. I borrowed an SWR meter from the shop here and got between 1.3 and 1.7 on 1, 19, 23 and 40. Tuning duals is easy just get the right harness and and tune them both the same amount up or down. The duals gives you more front/back distance than a single, go read up on firestik.com they have good tech docs. I was going to get Francis four footers but found a deal on the tunable Firestiks.
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I have a hand-held CB for my Firebird and I'll be getting a Cobra CB pretty soon for my F350. They're nice for keeping an eye on "Johnny Law" and for weather and traffic info. Also, like many folks have already said, if you're ever in a situation where the cell phones don't work it can be a life saver.
another handy thing i've found with having a CB in my truck, its tellin truckers to keep on their side of the highway when its a snow storm or they can't see the center line, saved me quite a few times....
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