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Detachable antenna?

Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by Predator, Aug 2, 2001.

  1. Predator

    Predator 1/2 ton status

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    Do the quick-release connectors for CB antennas cost anything as far as signal loss? Anyone had/has one?
     
  2. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i ran one on my car and never had a problem worked great for me[​IMG]

    77blazer see it at<a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</a>
     
  3. jarheadk5

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    What is this "quick release connector" you speak of? I'm assuming you're not talking about the connector where the antenna wire goes into the radio...

    It's always darkest just before it goes pitch-black...
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  4. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    nope what we are talking about is a base unit that attaches to the vehicle and you just give the antanna like half a turn and it comes off or on[​IMG]

    77blazer see it at<a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</a>
     
  5. BlazerGuy

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    where do you get one of those?? That'd be perfect when you'd want/need to park in a parking garage.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.k5.rockcrawler.com>Click here to see my K5</a>
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  6. Predator

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    They may have them at Radio Shack or a CB store can get you one.
     
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    Get The Heavy Duty Quick Release. The Light Duty Tends To Vibrate Loose And There Goes The Antena..
     
  8. chevyracing

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    Some of the cheaper ones can get water in the area where they join and short you accross the ground sending your SWR's through the roof. Make sure you get a good shielded one.

    John

    Like to go sloppin' 'round in da mud in a rapid fashion....=)
     
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    A tree made my antenna "detachable" for free! GOPHERKILLER
     
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    It will probably change your SWR. Anything that changes antenna length changes it. Put your mount on then check your SWR.
     
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    Try the K40 whip antenna. Its 54" long and has like a 200 pound pull magnet. The whip and the bottom coil are designed to twist off as a conveince and theft prevention deal. Mine's clipped tons of trees and keeps going. Has a 5 year warranty too.

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