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Dual antennas on a old chevy

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Dual antennas on a old chevy

Post by renegade6811 » Friday, 24 February 2017, 10:04 AM

Ok guys I'm going to run dual 5' firestik since I mostly haul a 5th wheel in the summer. But I'm kinda looking at the predator K10 duals also. Either way I'll be running off the mirrors. Thoughts please? Will the K10's be too heavy for the mirrors? Keep in mind it's a standard cab truck.

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Reason why is with the 5th wheel in it puts the antenna about 3 feet away from the front of trailer.


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Re: Dual antennas on a old chevy

Post by 443 Arizona » Sunday, 26 February 2017, 0:42 AM

i would run one ant. unless your deadset on two, and i would do the firestick just because i see alot of broke off 10K's

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Post by renegade6811 » Sunday, 26 February 2017, 18:56 PM

I'm leaning that way too after reading on them for quit awhile it does seem like they won't hold up off road hunting. And hauling a 5th wheel I don't want the antenna behind the cab and right up against a aluminum wall lol.

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Re: Dual antennas on a old chevy

Post by MDYoungblood » Sunday, 26 February 2017, 21:19 PM

Another nicer antenna in 5ft would be the Francis, (guess you can see I'm not a FireStik fan), I too think the K10's on a mirror mount are just too big. The hard part of dual (co-phased) antennas is tuning, it takes patients. A good site to look at antennas is CB World, http://www.wearecb.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; , they are a forum sponsor and have decent prices on everything you would need.

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Re: Dual antennas on a old chevy

Post by jessejamesdallas » Monday, 27 February 2017, 4:59 AM

Predators are not too heavy to mount on mirror brackets at all...Truckers mount them all the time on mirrors.. As for off-roading, as long as nothing hits the antenna itself, you will be fine... limbs whacking the stinger is not going to break the antenna since it will just bend back... A Firestik or similar antenna is not going to bend if it whacks a limb....
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Re: Dual antennas on a old chevy

Post by renegade6811 » Monday, 27 February 2017, 19:54 PM

Only thing I seen is the predator works better as a single so I'd have a dummy antenna just hanging there. But I'll definitely look into the Francis 5'5 antennas.

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