hey can u guys help me out got a cb for christmas now need a antenna whos do i buy ???
Stu o posted this back in November. I believe (but could be wrong) Arn Butt Bill also has this same tpye of powered AM/FM with the Sierra antenna.superjett said:hey can u guys help me out got a cb for christmas now need a antenna whos do i buy ???
I heard that Sierra'a antenna while being just great with the CB and FM does not receive AM. Is this not true any longer? I have heard of several who gave up AM to have this antenna.
Stu_O said:When I tested this antenna with splitter for Wing World, I thought the performance was okay, but not great. In fact, the measured field strength of the CB was stronger (though highly directional) with the OEM CB antenna, and I lost FM reception in fringe areas. So what I ended up doing was installing the Sierra antenna as a dedicated CB antenna with no splitter and hiding a small amplified am/fm antenna in the trunk. Metra amplified am/fm antenna This gives you really good performance from both radios, and no drilling holes in the left side of the trunk...unless you just like the look of twin antennas. The only problem I have with the Sierra antenna for the Wing is that it's now pre-tuned for lowest SWR on Channel 1. I'd rather be able to tune the SWR myself, so I'd buy Sierra's untuned antenna. Combine that with Sierra's fold-over, and you have a great setup for around $60. Even less expensive, use the antenna with Sierra's QD fitting - total around $30.