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Old January 25th 06, 04:28 AM posted to rec.radio.cb
 
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Im thinking of getting a 102" whip, I dont think I need the spring
because of where im mounting it. But is it nessesary? Should I get it
with the whip ?


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Old January 25th 06, 01:48 PM posted to rec.radio.cb
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You don't need the spring... and the 102" is unparalleled in
performance if mounted in the proper location... but there are several
major things to consider. The first is location. To have good omni
performance... the whip must be centered on the mass of metal ground
plane. This means the center of the vehicle... in laymans terms... the
roof. That brings us to the second consideration. Do you want an
antenna that tall on you roof. It will be banging everything from trees
to overhangs at the gas station. It is most inconvienient. My personal
choice is the Wilson 1000 magnet for several reasons. It's well made...
has a good strong magnet... and is much better suited/convienient to
roof mounting. I would estimate that its performance is perhaps 80% of
the 102" whip when mounted on that location. Hope that helps.

Professor
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Old January 26th 06, 08:55 PM posted to rec.radio.cb
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: Professor wrote:
: You don't need the spring... and the 102" is unparalleled in
: performance if mounted in the proper location...

What about gain antennas such as the common 1/2 or 5/8 wave?

I would venture to say gain antennas would be much better
performers for the other 99.999% of us.

cheers,
skipp

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Old January 26th 06, 09:36 PM posted to rec.radio.cb
 
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On 25 Jan 2006 04:48:05 -0800, "Professor"
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You don't need the spring... and the 102" is unparalleled in
performance if mounted in the proper location...


It depends on what 102" you are talking about. Not all 102"
antennas are created equal. Some 102" antennas can actually
be beat by some shorter antennas.

Let the games begin.
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Old January 26th 06, 11:02 PM posted to rec.radio.cb
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On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 19:55:38 +0000 (UTC), Skipp out in left field
wrote in :

: Professor wrote:
: You don't need the spring... and the 102" is unparalleled in
: performance if mounted in the proper location...

What about gain antennas such as the common 1/2 or 5/8 wave?



Assuming this is a mobile install.....

A 1/2w antenna is not a "gain" antenna and requires a high-impedance
feed. A 5/8w also requires some impedance matching at the base, but
its benefits in a mobile installation aren't realized because of the
heavy loading required (a 5/8w at 11m is about 22 feet high!).


I would venture to say gain antennas would be much better
performers for the other 99.999% of us.



I wouldn't "venture to say" anything of the sort. I have installed
lots of antennas and tuned them up with a FSM. So far I haven't found
a single antenna that can beat a properly installed (and sometimes
improperly installed) 1/4w (102") whip.









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Old January 27th 06, 03:42 AM posted to rec.radio.cb
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On Fri, 27 Jan 2006 01:41:13 GMT, Lancer wrote in
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On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 14:02:08 -0800, Frank Gilliland
wrote:

On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 19:55:38 +0000 (UTC), Skipp out in left field
wrote in :

: Professor wrote:
: You don't need the spring... and the 102" is unparalleled in
: performance if mounted in the proper location...

What about gain antennas such as the common 1/2 or 5/8 wave?



Assuming this is a mobile install.....

A 1/2w antenna is not a "gain" antenna and requires a high-impedance
feed. A 5/8w also requires some impedance matching at the base, but
its benefits in a mobile installation aren't realized because of the
heavy loading required (a 5/8w at 11m is about 22 feet high!).


Frank;
A 1/2 wave doesn't have gain over a 1/4 wave?



Sure, if it's standing a full 18 feet tall.









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Old January 27th 06, 04:21 AM posted to rec.radio.cb
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On 25 Jan 2006 04:48:05 -0800, "Professor"
wrote:

You don't need the spring... and the 102" is unparalleled in
performance if mounted in the proper location...


It depends on what 102" you are talking about. Not all 102"
antennas are created equal. Some 102" antennas can actually
be beat by some shorter antennas.

Let the games begin.


Mounted properly the 102" is king.


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Let the games begin.


Mounted properly the 102" is king.


King of what?

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Old January 27th 06, 01:30 PM posted to rec.radio.cb
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Mounted properly the 102" is king.


King of what?



King of beers?


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