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post #1 of 8 Old 11-20-2011, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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a question about CB

Planning on putting a CB in my 08. Haven't had much experience beyond the radios in the rigs I drive at work. Now for antennas. Should I run one antenna or run co-phase. What are benefits of running either way. What are negatives?

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I recommend running a single antenna like a Fire Stik. Most people that know about cb's that are running two antenna's are running with only one hooked up. You will be able to talk further with one then the other. When I get my scanner installed it will be hooked to my other one.

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Another recommendation of running a single antenna (or at least hooked up).

Got a Cobra 29 Chrome edition in my truck, with a 4' Firestik Firefly opposite the AM/FM antenna. Great reception, couldn't be happier, haven't had such a powerful setup with a stock radio before.

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Sounds good, ill be running one antenna hooked up. Might put two on there still for looks. Ill have to see.

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+1 for only running 1 antenna.

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def only run one antenna some of my trucks run two (one hooked up and the other to be sexy lol) i have had firesticks and they are good antenna but i break them all off on low hanging objects so now i run steel whips on all my trucks. if you wanna spend the money def go for a wilson 2500 or 5000 but honestly the off brand ones like the K40 are just as good then hook it to the radio of your choice and start chattering.

as per the hooking up two antenna they need to be atleast 12 foot apart to work better than a single antenna

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+1 on the 1 antenna. but make sure you get it match or you will burn out the radio!

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run 1 its hard to set the standard wave on 2 antenna's

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