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Coaxial cable

so i just purchased the uniden 520xl and a 4ft firstik 2. im thinking about the teraflex driver side mount. just a little confused about which coaxial cable i should get, how does the firestick connect to the mount, am i missing some small connector piece here?

should i get the coaxial with two pl259 connectors or should i get a coaxial with one pl259 and on the other end terminals?
thanks for the help.

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post #2 of Old 12-05-2011, 11:53 PM
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RG-58 is what you want. At the biggest I'd use, RG-8x works but is more expensive and not as flexible or easy to run as RG-58 is. I would run RG-58 which is the most popular and perfectly suitable for a CB with that distance between the CB and antenna. RG-59 looks like RG-58 but RG-59 is not the right stuff... make sure it says RG-58.

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You want the coaxial with two PL259 connectors. To see how to connect the firestick to the mount, look here:

http://www.stu-offroad.com/cb/tfmount/tfmount-1.htm

I agree with Jerry on the type of coaxial to use.

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You will need the Teraflex bracket, an antenna mounting stud, coax antenna cable that matches your antenna stud, and the antenna. The two most common antenna studs use either bare wires or a pl-259 screw on cable end.

www.firestik.com has FAQ and TECH sections that explain how to choose your antenna components, how to install them, how to tune the antenna and how to troubleshoot any problems. The info applies to all brands of CB antennas.

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Though not a huge issue I'd use the RG-8X despite the added cost.
What ever you pick make sure it is not a solid center conductor. They do not wear well. The center conductor does not like being bent or flexed.

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