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1/4 Wave Whip Antenna

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Old 10-20-2008, 07:36 PM
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I'm sure most of you that saw and posted in my previous thread about my CB antenna I mounted will remember I had it up on the roof rack. (As Seen Below)
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However like I, and some of you had first thought, it was in a good spot to be broken off. However I honestly don't see how it happened becuase I tried to break it again after I had removed it and it was impossible. I had to get bolt cutters to chop it in half. Thats aside the point though, it broke, so I removed it, now here's what I got.

A 1/4 Wave Whip Antenna mounted onto the rear bumper. Had to re-route the cable a little and modify another I had laying around so that it would be able to connect to the mounting point on the whip antenna as well as have another wire branching off so that it could be grounded as well.

I'm very happy with the new set-up. Very easy to get to either from underneath the back bumper or straight through the light mounted in it. Even though it's mounted on the bumper however it is still taller than the previous antenna that was mounted up on the rack so it does hit things, but has no problem bending completley backwards to prevent it from grabbing a hold. Much better range too.

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Old 10-20-2008, 08:08 PM
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Default RE: 1/4 Wave Whip Antenna

I just saw that you are from Wichita Falls I lived there for a
number of years,,,nice town.
I did ride in the Hotter than Hell for the years I was there.
Always went to Defour's not sure howyouspell it,, down on 8th st as I recall.

On the antenna with it in the back does that cut down on
range foward of you?
 
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Hi! I know this is an old forum and i shouldnt expect an answer lol but im about to install a 1/4 wave whip in the same location and i was wondering. Do you have a good location to tie down the whip when youre driving on the road?
 
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