View Poll Results: How high above my roof should my CB antenna extend

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  • Keep it level with the roof

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  • 1 foot

    3 33.33%
  • 3 feet

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  • As tall as possible

    1 11.11%
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    How tall is your antenna?

    I'm going to ditch my old magnet mount cb antenna, and getting a real firestik antenna. I've also bought a mount that attaches to my spare tire carrier (so the antenna mount is pretty high already).

    I'd like to run a flag for my local club (so no flexible antennas), but I don't want an antenna that will snag on every branch that comes along.

    Help me decide if I should get a shortie 2 foot antenna, or a larger 4+ foot one.

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    Re: How tall is your antenna?

    If its a fixed antenna, definitely dont go higher than the roof.
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    Re: How tall is your antenna?

    Where did you get the mount that attaches to your spare tire?

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    Re: How tall is your antenna?

    Itchee -

    You think that I'll loose the antenna pretty quickly?

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    Re: How tall is your antenna?

    Murphys Law. You may not lose it quickly, but you will lose it eventually.
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    Re: How tall is your antenna?

    Mine WAS as tall as the roof... I lost it last weekend on the trail, crap.
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    Re: How tall is your antenna?

    Thats the problem with a fixed antenna.
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    Re: How tall is your antenna?

    I use a fiberglass antenna that extends above my roof. So far, it's gotten smacked around, but hasn't broken off. It actually attaches at the bumper--not the spare. If you attach the antenna lower, you can get more length without going over the roof line at all or as much.

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    Re: How tall is your antenna?

    Mine sticks up about 6-7 inches above the the roof line, it catches a branch or two but fire sticks are resilient and take some minor abuse. This is my third, lost one to old age and trail damage. The last one to stupidity and a automatic car washing machine. I prefer the fire sticks with the adjustable screw type to set the SWR's.
    Oh mine hooks up with the behind the tail light mount.

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    Re: How tall is your antenna?

    I've almost finished piecing mine together. I ended up getting a $12 3' antenna (the trucker stop didn't have anything shorter). It'll stick up about a foot above the roof, so I bought a spring base. Hopefully this will work out ok.

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    Re: How tall is your antenna?

    I don't have one

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    Re: How tall is your antenna?

    mine is about 4" above the roof. no reason other than thats where it ended up.
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    Re: How tall is your antenna?

    Quote Originally Posted by TerryMason View Post
    I've almost finished piecing mine together. I ended up getting a $12 3' antenna (the trucker stop didn't have anything shorter). It'll stick up about a foot above the roof, so I bought a spring base. Hopefully this will work out ok.
    I wouldn't recommend the spring base if theres a possibility of hitting your soft top, have a friend...(yes I do have friends...even if I have to pay them friendship dues)...that had his 8 foot whip on a spring mount and over a year or so it ate its way through the soft top fabric.

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    Re: How tall is your antenna?

    I don't plan on running a CB year round, only on offroad events. Having said that, good point - I never would have thought of the rub.

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    Re: How tall is your antenna?

    this might sound dumb but mine is about 3 foot higher then my roof but i pick up long range. i lost my cell phone one night so i put a cb in my house so anyone at my house could reach me in the jeep up to about an hour away or more. it was cheaper then buying a phone at the time

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