Well said.I am using the Sierra antenna you questioned, using it on a 2008 Wing, since I bought the bike new. I didn't want to go with the two antenna look.
Because the antenna is a "combination antenna", there are compromises. I only use the antenna for cb use. I never use it for AM/FM. Others have stated
that the antenna does not work well with AM radio. It works fine for the weather radio.
Everyone that I ride with tells me that my cb transmissions are very clear, the best in our large riding group. I am using an Edset headset.
With a dual antenna setup, the AM/FM antenna interferes with the wave pattern of the cb signal when transmitting.
My 2 cents.
Wayne, an adjustable capacitor when used with a L/C network creates a "notch" at the desired frequency. When using this type of circuit in a splitter the L/C network is on the AM/FM leg of the circuit, the addition of the adjustable capacitor is to "notch" out the undesired CB frequencies.The addition of a splitter with an adjustable capacitor degrades the CB signal. That is the reason that I run the CB signal straight thru the splitter and cap couple the AM/FM.
In the ham world a tunable splitter is known as an antenna tuner which protects the transmitter and will show a good SWR at the transmitter and could have a true SWR of 5 to 1 or higher if checked on the output side of the tuner.
Hey Hal,what length size did you put on?Have had it on my 08 since new and on my 2012 since new. Works like a charm, no holes to drill, simply remove your OEM radio antenna and slip theirs on. Done! The only small downfall is that FM doesn't come in as well as it maybe could
Would I put it on another bike....absolutely! :grin2:!
It might work but there is a different one for 2008. Probably has to do with the length of the cables since the CB is in a different spot on a 2008 than a 2012.Will the one the OP listed work on 08 wing? Need to add CB, and will need to get antenna, so if I can use 1 vs. 2, would rather replace the current am/fm with this one.