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'Francis' antenna's any good?

Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by mofugly13, Dec 25, 2005.

  1. mofugly13

    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    My girlfriends' friend gave her a 8' francis CB antenna for Christmas, are these antennas a good brand? It's fiberglass and doesnt look like it has any tuneability, other than just cutting it shorter. What do you all think?
     
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    Don't really know much about them. I say try it, you can always replace it with something better if it doesn't preform for you.
     
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    Francis is a very good antenna, and it has excellent "ears". I ran two of the 6' francis antennas on my semi when I was over the road. Rarely will they need tuned, and the only method of tuning is to chop them shorter.
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Sweet, it's my GF's antenna, she's going to run it on he jeep. I got a spankin' new 102" whip for my K5
     
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    I really like the 102" whips also, and just bought one from Radio Shack about a month ago for my '79 F150. Tonight at the truckstop I noticed they had 5 1/2' Francis antennas on sale for $11.99 each, so my girlfriend bought me 2 of them for my '95 Chevy as a late Christmas gift. I can't wait to get them on, but I still need to get some mounts and co-ax.
     

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