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cabron said:front seems to result in the best overall reception
Critter said:Not true at all... unless everyone you want to pick up is riding behind you and opposite of whatever side the antenna is mounted too. The antenna uses the vehicle as its "plane", dead center on the roof is the "best" place for overall reception.
alvarorb said:I had a similar antenna. Mine was made by Wilson. I had it on the Slee Tire Carrier. It worked fine. But after being on the trail where a couple of guys had the Wilson 5000 with a mag mount on their roofs. I was blown away. Their signal was carried maybe twice the distance as mine did.
My next setup is to place a Wilson 5000 with a mag mount on the roof. My CB is permanently attached on the dash. It would be a PITA to have to remove it every time I need to connect the antenna. And I could not leave the antenna connected all the time, I would not be able to go into any structure.
My solution is yo put a 3' cable from the CB radio to the glove box. There a male adapter in both ends. That way I can connect the antenna when I need it and not mess around with the radio.
woody said:I likewise have mine on the ARB...but need one of those "flip down doohickey's".....
http://www.firestik.com/Catalog/dvsb.htm might be the ticket....
or add a spring... http://www.firestik.com/Catalog/dvsbs.htm
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