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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Catonsville, MD
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To get the best send/recieve signal, your antenna needs to clear the highest point by no less than 1/2 to 2/3 of it's length. So, if your antenna is 4 ft long, about 2-2.5 feet need to clear the top of the cab. Also, the placement of the antenna will effect your reception. If it is nearer the rear of the vehicle, you'll have better reception in front of you and the reverse is true. Your best bet is having the antenna in the middle of the truck, like near the cab, and having the antenna clear the top of the cab by about 2 ft. I have mine mounted on the headache rack. It's a 4 footer and clears the cab by about 3.25 ft.
-White 2000 F-350 PSD CrewCab/SRW/LongBed/4x4/6spd Manual
/HUGE Powerstroke.Org Vinals!
Favorite Mods: Baby-seat mod/Girlfriend delete/6pos on Xtreme!
Repairs since bought: both batteries/alternator/3 transmissions/4 clutches/entire front axle/new steering stabilizer/power steering pump
Still broken: cracked windshield/all glowplugs/glowplug relay/4WD still out/trailer harness no power
Current Best: email@example.comMPH (Est.7800lbs)