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5.0 out of 5 stars Wall-to-Wall!, February 25, 2010
This review is from: FIRESTIK 4' KW Series CB Antenna - 400 Watts Black KW-4BK (Sports)
I've had a 4' FireStik KW4-W (the same antenna, only in white) on one of my cars for the past 5+ years and have been very pleased with it. It's a durable antenna that's made in the USA. The antenna is top loaded (coil is at the top) and it has a fiberglass whip. I'm using it with an old, barefoot, Cobra 20 PLUS radio. If you are new to CB radios, don't forget that you'll also need a mount, coax cable, and an SWR meter for tuning the antenna. More information on tuning the antenna is available on the FireStik website (at the bottom of this product's page or under "Tech Help"). I'd recommend reading FireStik's "Tech Help" section and taking their advice when shopping for an antenna: "At least two-thirds of the antenna should be above a vehicles roof line for optimum performance." Also, make sure that you purchase a mount suitable for the length of your antenna. For example, if you mount a large fiberglass antenna through the thin sheet metal of a trunk deck, you're asking to damage the trunk deck. (Voice of experience) Similarly, if you use a magnetic mount to hold your antenna, make sure it's strong enough to support it. This antenna adjusts by removing the rubber cap and trimming the antenna down with a pair of diagonal pliers. Be warned that, if you over-trim, you'll be looking at adding a spring or quick disconnect between the antenna and the mount in order to lengthen the antenna again. If you want an antenna that is screw adjusted, take a look at the Firestik II FS series with the tunable tip. Over-all, I believe this is a great antenna. (I've also used the KW2-B & KW5-B in the past on other vehicles with excellent results.)
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