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Dual or not? And will I need to ground

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Dual or not? And will I need to ground

Post by dark knight » Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 21:57 PM

I am currently using a Willson little Wil mag mount for my cobra 29 Ltd I have two 4' firestick tunable tips. I am looking at using those I drive a dodge 2500 if I used the firesticks I would mount them to my toolbox and if I did that would I need to run a ground wire, also should I run duel antennas or a single?


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Re: Dual or not? And will I need to ground

Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 16 February 2017, 13:59 PM

If the toolbox is bolted to the bedrails no ground should be needed, if you used the plastic clips that come with a lot of boxes then yes you will need a decent ground to the bed. A single antenna is easier to tune but I think the duals look better, if you read FireStik's tuning procedure for dual antenna and have a little patience they will work fine, I'm glad they are 4ft'ers anything shorter will just cause headaches.

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Re: Dual or not? And will I need to ground

Post by jessejamesdallas » Thursday, 16 February 2017, 14:12 PM

If your going to run duals... You'll need a co-phase harness...I'm with MDYoungblood on this...."Single antenna is much easier to get tuned"...
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