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    16 pill system

    Going to start the process of upgrading everything to handle a 16 pill in my duramax. I have 2 batteries, adding a third. And upgrading to 2-270amp alternators. and step up to rg218 to the antenna. Any other thoughts?

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    good luck with it...


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    how much farther do you expect to talk with a 16 pill vs 4 PILL ?
    use lmr-600 coax .
    Last edited by BOOTY MONSTER; 11-16-2019 at 10:12 AM.

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    16 pill to far fetched ? Or is a 2x12 about is far as I should go? Looking to add a little more kick to the signal for some local Saturday night competition.

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    Local is about all they are good for...When It comes to DX, a 4 pill will get you just as many contacts as a 24 pill....Been there, done that...I ran a 16 pill Davemade in my Suburban...

    My alternator set-up:



    My biggest problem when first going from a 8 pill to the 16 pill set-up was keeping RF out of the electronics so keying up wouldn't kill the motor...


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    what antenna are you using or do you plan to use ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOOTY MONSTER View Post
    what antenna are you using or do you plan to use ?
    Predator 10k 17”

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bull View Post
    Predator 10k 17”


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    very good antenna ! where are ya gonna mount it on your vehicle ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOOTY MONSTER View Post
    very good antenna ! where are ya gonna mount it on your vehicle ?
    Roof of my truck with a quad mag mount

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