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PostSubject: A Question for the CB Experts   Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:28 pm

I had an extra CB mount spring.  The extra spring adds 3" of height and this turns to put my antenna 1/2" lower than the opening for the garage.  So this is perfect!

Here is my question.  Can you see any reason why having 2 spring coil mounts would be bad?  I can't, but I am not smart.  


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A sleeve I made from some old tubing.  This is to shield the antenna from the metal of the tire carrier.

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PostSubject: Re: A Question for the CB Experts   Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:28 pm

Is that tubing going to hinder the spring's or springs' job?
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PostSubject: Re: A Question for the CB Experts   Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:38 pm

paulwardinc wrote:
Is that tubing going to hinder the spring's or springs' job?
No, is its flexible tubing that I spray painted black.
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PostSubject: Re: A Question for the CB Experts   Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:15 pm

The only issue I can foresee would be too much springiness going down the highway and the antenna whacking the top.  If you don't have problems with that, I think you'd be fine so long as it tunes up okay.
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PostSubject: Re: A Question for the CB Experts   Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:05 pm

I like the tubing over it...Not that your question was related to looks. I have a spring and a quick disco, so basically the same as 2 springs (as far as parts between the antenna and the mount as it relates to reception).

Does the tubing simply slide over them? I might have to check into doing that...

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PostSubject: Re: A Question for the CB Experts   Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:16 pm

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I like the tubing over it...Not that your question was related to looks. I have a spring and a quick disco, so basically the same as 2 springs (as far as parts between the antenna and the mount as it relates to reception).

Does the tubing simply slide over them? I might have to check into doing that...
1" ID tubing at Lowes.  I think it was $1.50/ft when I originally bought it.  It was clear and I spray painted it black.  I use it for rope around tree when I plant them.  I might go buy another foot so I can have it higher a little longer.

I does just slide right over it.  The spring is probably 7/8 - 15/16", so its an easy fit.
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PostSubject: Re: A Question for the CB Experts   Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:09 pm

Looks good. The little extra height will help a lot. Should be no problems running 2 springs....Same as running a spring + quick-disconnect really.
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PostSubject: Re: A Question for the CB Experts   Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:28 pm

Yeah thats wad I was thinking.  The extra spring does make it extra flexy.  I might have to put something in the tube to stiffen it.

It worked fine this saturday.  I still need to tune it though.
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PostSubject: Re: A Question for the CB Experts   Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:47 pm

Is this the Firestick with the tunable tip? Ive got the 3 foot version with the tunning tip and man it was a lot easier to tune than my buddies firestick that required cutting coils to get the SWR down....
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PostSubject: Re: A Question for the CB Experts   Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:52 pm

yes, i dont have a meter though.
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PostSubject: Re: A Question for the CB Experts   Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:54 pm

I always have mine in the truck.... if you see me at URE anytime soon just lemme kno...ive got the same Midlands radio in my truck and she works like a charm. Really like that I can use it in the truck or w/ the external antenna.
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