Blackhawk ..... ditto on Hal - best price, best shipping, best service. I tried the cheap route last spring ... used a handheld 40 channel with a remote mike for a ride to Tennessee ... after I got back I looked and nobody could beat Hal. I got the CB and the Hondaline antenna ... and couldn't be happier with it. No more funmbling with a mike clamped to my collar ... now I can keep both hands on the bar .... and when I key the mike, people can actually hear me instead of road noise.
I went with the Hondaline for two reasons ... I'm happy with the look of the matched antennas ... and I have two separate antennas with two separate purposes. The Sierra uses a splitter ... which sucks the life out of the radio signals ... especially the weather band. Since the weather band comes in handy when travelling (wish I'd remembered it when I went down to the Gathering in AR!) ... I see no reason to "disable " functionality that is built into the stereo system.
Oh, by the way ... Welcome! 8)
To ALL that has taken the time to teach me and welcome me, many, many thanks.... i understand about the site now.... and the deals..... i greatly appreciate it.... maybe someday i can return the favor..... or when your riding your wing thru middle tennessee give me a ring.... if i am not deployed i will help or chat... whichever is needed....
Black Hawk Technical Inspector
Army Aviation Support Facility #1