View Full Version : More NooB questions...this time antenna placement...

04-28-2012, 05:49 PM
Ok, so I guess when I stepped up to the Connex CX3400HP that I got a somewhat decent radio for a beginner...
I have been told that antenna selection and possibly PLACEMENT is important...again..NOOB so I'm just going on what some guys at work have mentioned....who KNOWS what their knowledge base is...that's where YOU GUYS come in!
Anyway..right now I have a 3 ft standard Firestick II mounted behind the drivers side car on a crew cab pickup. It is mounted in the front stake bed pocket on the bed with just a lug...no spring.
While I have some overtime at work I thought about getting a decent antenna....(maybe a Predator ) or possible something else y'all might recommend...is the location where I have it at now ok?
Is the Predator the way to go in a pickup...what lenght shaft should I be looking at?
Again...thanks for being patient with a new guy...

04-28-2012, 06:25 PM
the predator is a great choice , it's a very well made antenna for a very decent price . here's a review by the cbradiomagazine dude .


a (http://www.cbradiomagazine.com/) 27 inch shaft one in your current location will work . you will get a more omni directional tx and rx pattern with it in the middle of the bed rail behind the cab and the long lower shaft will get the coil well above the roof . a 12 or 17 inch shaft in the middle of the roof may do better sometimes and that's the preferred antenna location for most folks . they have a life time warranty too . there are even threads about kale replacing them or their parts including free shipping .

use a good strong mount with any of the external coil antennas .

04-28-2012, 07:07 PM
Wow thanks. I think this will be the route I go. Now to shop for the best price!

04-28-2012, 07:32 PM
noisemaker, here at cbjunkies.com
builds a very fine antenna's and i think he even makes mounts aswell , for very competitive pricing , also he stands behind his product!

Gordon Gekko
04-28-2012, 07:36 PM
I have a 55 r4 here but I need to figure out how to ship it before i sell it

04-28-2012, 07:43 PM
if i remember my 55 came in one of those triangle usps boxes without whip of course

Gordon Gekko
04-28-2012, 07:48 PM
if i remember my 55 came in one of those triangle usps boxes without whip of course
yes you're right it did. Now to find one of those boxes!

555 BigHorn
04-28-2012, 09:23 PM
ah is this a trick question ?????
take a long square box and cut 1 side off and fold over

04-28-2012, 09:58 PM
FedEx sells them...

High Voltage Mobile NJ
04-28-2012, 10:07 PM
guys the post office has them . when i got my black alcapone antenna he shipped in that .

04-30-2012, 05:39 PM
Ended up ordering a 27" shaft Predator 10k.

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