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post #301 of 325 (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 07:22 PM
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I wonder how short whip I can use with wilson little but can still get some coverage like 1-2km.

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I have 3 foot. But I mount on roof.


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awesome!

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  • have you tested broadcasting / receiving?
  • have you tested SWR?
  • did you strip any paint from the hatch shock mount either under the OEM bracket or the car body so that you had metal to metal contact?

I'll bet a 36" steel whip would have less wind resistance & not need the spring. I guess quick disconnects are useful, but I used to carry 2 small crescent wrenches for when I had to go in parking garages or car washes. just kept them in the cargo area or the left rear passenger door pocket

the form factor looks absolutely perfect! I'd love to see the plan, meaning it you banged that straight flat again what does it look like & what are the measurements?
So here is the final design. I am using some cheap steel at the moment but need to make it out of something a little heavier gauge. (It wobbles a little at 60.) The nice thing about this is that it can go on either side, just have to adjust your bends accordingly. The bad thing about that though is that you will use more of your cable to over to the power lift gate plug (I don't have one) to run into the interior. I still haven't had a chance to work on tuning the radio but hope to complete this soon.
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I wonder how short whip I can use with wilson little but can still get some coverage like 1-2km.
experiment. I wouldn't go shorter than 36". I've tried short 24" fiberglass antennas but wasn't happy with performance or SWR. the 5footer (60") is awesome! a little goofy to drive a round with tho
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So here is the final design. I am using some cheap steel at the moment but need to make it out of something a little heavier gauge. (It wobbles a little at 60.) The nice thing about this is that it can go on either side, just have to adjust your bends accordingly. The bad thing about that though is that you will use more of your cable to over to the power lift gate plug (I don't have one) to run into the interior. I still haven't had a chance to work on tuning the radio but hope to complete this soon.
awesome! thanks!

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experiment. I wouldn't go shorter than 36". I've tried short 24" fiberglass antennas but wasn't happy with performance or SWR. the 5footer (60") is awesome! a little goofy to drive a round with tho
The 5' isn't too bad when attached on the lower liftgate. With my new mount however, I have 3' and it looks way up there.

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If I understand your query correctly, with a proper ground plane and tuning, you can easily hit 1-2KM with a short antenna. I run a 2' Firestick on a 4" spring on the front left fender of my Wrangler and can get a verified 3-4 miles, with reception twice that, depending on the radio transmitting. That would be ~5-6 KM for you but as I said, a solid ground plane is key. SWR on CH20 is about a 1.6 or so. 2' antennas are a bit persnickity to tune so I tune my SWR in the middle of the CB band where I normally run instead of 1/40. I could probably get better results with some time spent tuning but what I have works fine for my needs.
Going from a 2'4" antenna to a 3' Firestik increases range and reception significantly. I have a 3' Firestik mounted in the same place on my '15 Expy EL and get an SWR of 1.0-1.2 from CH 10-30. 1/40 are closer to 2.0, give-or-take. Mounting the 3' on my Jeep also produces fantastic results but then I'm about 1/2" too tall and it hits the garage when I park so I just stick with the 2 footer.

Also understand I am in the DFW area and we're pretty flat around here. I'm 20 miles from downtown Dallas and can see the Skyline from my house if that tells you anything. With a 5w HT and 12" whip, I can hit the GMRS repeater on top of the "green" building in downtown dallas. Line-of-sight is great for radios.
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The 5' isn't too bad when attached on the lower liftgate. With my new mount however, I have 3' and it looks way up there.
well, that's where it should be. it's an aerial! the bigger they are & the higher they are, the better they work. if it's just for show then stick a 2' black fiberglass stick on it. looks cool & doesn't get in the way

EDIT: considering Barjrob1972's post then maybe a 2' would work well enough even if the SWR isn't ideal

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Midland 75-822 in center console with adapter hooked to 3' Firestik on a Breedlove folding QD mount on the rack.
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In Ontario, other than 19 channel used for truckers, what other channels are generaly used and by whom? I think channel 40 is what people in Quebec use. channel 9 for emergencies.

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