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Unread 04-05-2013, 06:14 PM   #61
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It's too dark out to go take the picture now, but I have a ROLA roof basket and a 3 foot Firestik on a door jamb mount over the passenger's side tail light. With the quick disconnect and HD spring, it sits about a foot higher than the basket, and SWR isn't a big issue. I was able to tune it to something like 1.2-1.4 SWR, IIRC. I have the quick disconnect for parking garages, and when it's parked in my Philly neighborhood overnight.

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Unread 04-05-2013, 06:39 PM   #62
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It's too dark out to go take the picture now, but I have a ROLA roof basket and a 3 foot Firestik on a door jamb mount over the passenger's side tail light. With the quick disconnect and HD spring, it sits about a foot higher than the basket, and SWR isn't a big issue. I was able to tune it to something like 1.2-1.4 SWR, IIRC. I have the quick disconnect for parking garages, and when it's parked in my Philly neighborhood overnight.
Thats exactly what I need to see. I am getting the Rolla basket so that would be perfect. Only difference is that i do not have the quick disconnect.
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Unread 04-06-2013, 12:26 PM   #63
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OK, Pics as promised: My mount location and two views of the 3 foot Firestik with the Rola roof basket. The antenna has a HD spring and a quick disconnect, which adds a bit of height.





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Unread 04-06-2013, 01:02 PM   #64
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OK, Pics as promised: My mount location and two views of the 3 foot Firestik with the Rola roof basket. The antenna has a HD spring and a quick disconnect, which adds a bit of height.
Thats perfect. I dont have the quick disc, so mine would be about 4in shorter but that sits over the basket a good amount. Think im deff doing the 3ft. How do you feel your output/reception is? What radio are you running?

Btw, i was just in PA last week with the family.
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Unread 04-06-2013, 01:29 PM   #65
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Glad the pics and the height of the 3 foot antenna works for you. I just thought the 4 foot Firestik would be a little over the top...

The output and reception seems fine. I've chatted with truckers and other random people on the Interstate, and sometimes I can receive from more than 6 miles away (IIRC). I am not entirely sure of how far I can broadcast yet. I'm running a Cobra 75WXST, which is great for 2 reasons: 1) it is all self contained in the handset - no need to fit a big radio box somewhere, and 2) the handset is removable so I can hide it when I park on the street at night. Can't wait to have a garage someday... One final cool thing about this radio is that it receives NOAA weather bands.
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Glad the pics and the height of the 3 foot antenna works for you. I just thought the 4 foot Firestik would be a little over the top...

The output and reception seems fine. I've chatted with truckers and other random people on the Interstate, and sometimes I can receive from more than 6 miles away (IIRC). I am not entirely sure of how far I can broadcast yet. I'm running a Cobra 75WXST, which is great for 2 reasons: 1) it is all self contained in the handset - no need to fit a big radio box somewhere, and 2) the handset is removable so I can hide it when I park on the street at night. Can't wait to have a garage someday... One final cool thing about this radio is that it receives NOAA weather bands.
Yea i am running the 75 as well. Its good for what it is but i miss the power and clarity of them big radios. Lol
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I have a 4' firestick and it's kinda long for the woods. The 3' seems like a better option. The 4' has a pretty good range though.
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I have a 4' firestick and it's kinda long for the woods. The 3' seems like a better option. The 4' has a pretty good range though.
Would you happen to have any pics with the 4' on?
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I found a couple
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I found a couple
My god that is gimongous! Ha ha. Im sure you can talk across the state with that. Lol

I think the 3ft will be sufficient for me.

Now to go off topic: (perhaps you have threaded this before and can direct me to it)....
I have another question for now though! How do you have that winch mounted?
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Ahh, the winch mount. Very nice product from Detoures down in Kentucky. The thing is super strong and mounted very well. Basically, it's a winch bumper without the bumper part. The lights are on a smittybilt hawse fairhead mount.
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Ahh, the winch mount. Very nice product from Detoures down in Kentucky. The thing is super strong and mounted very well. Basically, it's a winch bumper without the bumper part. The lights are on a smittybilt hawse fairhead mount.
Have any closer pictures? What did it entail to install it?
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Have any closer pictures? What did it entail to install it?
Here is a direct link to the website with their setup.
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Awsome. Thank you.
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No problem!
I am also considering doing either this or the steel bumper. Leaning a bit towards the Backbone. Either way I would need some serious help with the task.
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