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the caveman
04-25-2013, 05:29 PM
It is mounted to the bed right behind the toolbox.

Silverado 996
04-25-2013, 06:28 PM
Right on! Silverado 996 said that... BREAKA! BREAKA!

the caveman
04-25-2013, 08:58 PM
Its a fantastic antenna! Especially with my Cobra 29. I'm reaching 7 miles with no trouble at all!

Silverado 996
04-26-2013, 05:51 AM
Nice. I went with a top load FS-5 with a tunable tip, because of the location I wanted to mount my antenna. I would have needed a 30" shaft to run a viper or a predator setup. Running barefoot I get close to 15 mile on the interstate. My first FS-5 was white, the wife picked the color. I didn't like the looks because my truck was also white, I bought another one this time in black. It looks so much better. It tuned up just like the other one with low SwR's. ch.40 - 1.3, ch.1 - 1.1. I sent the white FireStick I had to Tallman. It's good to see another glass whip runner, lol!

Silverado 996 with my knees in the breeze.

the caveman
04-26-2013, 10:32 AM
Dude in my eyes you cant beat a good ole glass whip. they are good for about any set up. i know a guy that was actually using duals as base antennas and was doing well with outgoing and incoming signal!

Silverado 996
05-01-2013, 07:38 PM

It sent this white FS-5 to Tallman, I have a black FS-5 in the same location, it talks and receives just fine.

the caveman
05-01-2013, 10:50 PM
Is that coax any good? I've been looking at the firestik ring instead of screw on coax here lately and have been wondering how Tue performance is.

Silverado 996
05-02-2013, 03:55 AM
I got the mount and 18' if the FireWire ti
together in a kit almost 1.50 years ago, works great.

the caveman
05-02-2013, 12:01 PM
awesome man. im really thinkin about upgrading my coax to some good firestik brand coax. im just using 9 foot of cheaper coax.

Silverado 996
05-02-2013, 01:48 PM
Holy crap... Lots of typos on my post... Damn iPhone. :) the mount I bought comes with 18' of FireWire for $18.99. I'll PM you a link. My mount is a 99' Dakota hood mount. The hole layout was prefect for the area I mounted it, plus it's 1/8
stainless steel, that's why I bought it. How do you like your new antenna. Did you get the FS-4, tuneable tip?

Silverado 996
05-05-2013, 09:18 AM
The black sky hammering FireStik FS-5.