Finally Pulled The Trigger On A Cobra 29. Antenna Suggestions?

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Bird-one's Comment
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Just wondering what anyone is using for there’s. And how hard was installation. Thanks.

-Go Rams...

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I just put a CB in 2 weeks ago, my Kenworth came factory with a antenna on the mirror, but I see a lot of drivers using either magnetic mounts or one they hold on with vise grips.

PJ's Comment
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I run fiberglass duals mounted on the mirrors. I had 4 ft and they kept snapping at the base. I went to 3 ft and so far so good. I have the cobra29 lx Harley edition. It was ok out of the box, but I had a good radio guy peak and tune it, big difference.

Bird-one's Comment
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Thanks Bobcat and PJ. That Harley is a sharp CB, put the base 29 was on sale for 90 dollars at TA and my wife wouldn't allow me to pass that up lol.

Guessing peak and tuning it is a pain?

Rainy 's Comment
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I run fiberglass duals mounted on the mirrors. I had 4 ft and they kept snapping at the base. I went to 3 ft and so far so good. I have the cobra29 lx Harley edition. It was ok out of the box, but I had a good radio guy peak and tune it, big difference.

Great suggestion!!! My mirror mounted jusr went SNAP in WY 😢

Tractor Man's Comment
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A peak and tune isn't really necessary for most applications. Get a good antenna and use an SWR meter to tune the radio to the antenna. That is the most important thing to do. I have a $40.00 Uniden radio that worked just fine connected to the factory antenna built into the Freightliner.

Susan D. 's Comment
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My Cascadia has a built in antenna. It doesn't have a real long range (only a few miles), but it's good enough for me. Radio is just plug and play. I've considered buying an outside mounted antenna but I'm hesitant. Yeah they break and I've heard of people actually stealing them.

PJ's Comment
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Rainy I have no idea why the 4 ft did it, but I went through 3 of them. I guess that extra foot makes a big difference. It took the radio tech 15 minutes to peak and tune the radio. Cost 30 bucks. Made a world of difference in the radio.

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