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Truck bed stake hole mount and 102 whip

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Truck bed stake hole mount and 102 whip

Post by RUSTYHOOKER1 » Friday, 17 February 2017, 8:25 AM

Hello all,
Was wondering if anyone has or is using the truck bed stake hole mount from firestik with a 102 whip?
Not looking to drill/cut up my truck and thinking of getting rid of the Wilson 1000 mag I'm currently running.
If you are/had this setup, what are your opinions on this mount?

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Re: Truck bed stake hole mount and 102 whip

Post by MDYoungblood » Friday, 17 February 2017, 18:07 PM

I'm not using a stake hole mount but I have the antenna mounted in the left rear corner of the bed,
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I felt installing it this way I could always remove the antenna for a ladder rack or cap and just throw a mag mount on the roof until I take it back off.

ps, I don't use a spring on the antenna, the one in the pics was used to check the SWR and see how long of a riser I'd need to make.

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Re: Truck bed stake hole mount and 102 whip

Post by 443 Arizona » Saturday, 18 February 2017, 13:09 PM

at one time i had a 102 whip, no spring, mounted on the bedrail (hole drilled) just aft of the first stake hole. it was fine. swr was about 1.5 and radio was a tram diamond 60, the setup worked fine.
later on i put the ant. on top center,added a spring(108" total), with a small cobra radio, lmr400 coax, and swr went relatively flat. easily increased local range by 2 miles by putting ant. on top of cab.

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Re: Truck bed stake hole mount and 102 whip

Post by MDYoungblood » Saturday, 18 February 2017, 14:18 PM

I prefer in the back corner, I live in a city with quite a few tree lined streets, not many traveled by large trucks to keep the trees trimmed so the back corner I hear less of the banging and clanging. My SWR is 1.16 in the center of the CB band and can tune 10 and 12m with just the radios AT.

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Re: Truck bed stake hole mount and 102 whip

Post by jessejamesdallas » Saturday, 18 February 2017, 17:08 PM

Not sure about the Firestik mount if it will handle a 102" whip or not...But there are companies that make a stake hole mount that will handle any antenna you want to stick on it!...Just Google.
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