No, I’m not talking about outrageously entertaining Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather press conferences a few years back place.
Today I am writing to you with a very IMPORTANT QUESTION.
One that could boost your CB Antenna performance amazingly.
Do you know what the most brutal truth about CB ANTENNA?
A market where a mere mistake or tap on CB Antenna installation could set you back $$$ and your vehicle…for a single MISTAKE!
The game where stakes are so high…
It makes grown men weep…
What am I talking about?
THE DUAL CB ANTENNA GUIDE
Dual CB antenna installation is linked to delivering double the performance and double the CB antenna installation range.
These antennas not only perform well but also look good when installed properly.
They complement especially the bigger vehicles like pickup trucks, heavy rigs, tractors, etc.
But the real uses of dual antennas are not clear to many users, and they keep installing these antennas for inappropriate reasons.
Do you know that INAPPROPRIATE REASONS?
THE DUAL ANTENNA INSTALLATION GUIDE…
• With a single antenna, you can only transmit and receive only in some specific directions except when your antenna is about 102′ long.
• This blocks the incoming signals, and you experience dead spots during your communication through your radio.
• Dual antennas provide wide coverage to your radio system, and you get a smooth communication stream with consistent signal strength throughout your usage.
• Dual CB antennas considerably increase your radio system’s apparent range by enabling it to transmit and receive the signals to and from greater distances.
• Their signal pattern is oval-shaped, which is more widespread, and your communication can go a long way in the direction you are traveling. But this can limit the radio’s performance on the right and left sides.
Requirements For Dual CB Antenna Installation
• First, buy two antennas and suitable mounts for them. Ensure both the antennas are sufficiently long so that the range and the performance are not compromised.
• Get a co-phased CB coax cable that’s the special wiring for dual CB antenna installation. Don’t even try to use the standard coax with this system as it would give useless results.
• While mounting these antennas together, make sure you keep a minimum distance of 5′ and a maximum distance of 9′ between them to perform smoothly without interference in their signal patterns.
• After these Steps, now set up your radio. Your first concern is how to supply the electric power to the device for powering it on.
• It is sometimes really difficult because the vehicle you have can make this supply trickier than ever. Usually, you get a power line with each radio that comprises a hot wire and a ground wire. Using this, you can power your radio on.
If your car has already got the power lines that are underuse of various other components.
You can utilize one of them if you have in-depth knowledge of how things work inside your car. Otherwise, you can skip this option.
For avoiding the tricky wiring, you can use the fuse tapper that supplies power to your radio directly from the fuse box but without connecting too many wires.
You can connect the black wire with the metallic portion of the circuit that’s already grounded, and your radio would power on.
Now it’s time to measure the SWR reading.
If you are getting high SWR values after tuning your antenna repeatedly or want to know about the entire process, do not miss these 9 POINTS.
- First, go through and understand the different SWR readings that might be obtained under different conditions.
- Your SWR meter should be installed most professionally and accurately between your radio and antenna. An SWR meter non-professionally installed can give you high SWR readings for no reason.
- Consult the manual setup side by side to know when the adjustment limit for your antenna has been reached. You cannot tune it beyond this limit. Otherwise, you can damage it.
- Test the ground plane of your antenna carefully. If you are using a ground-based antenna on a fiberglass ground plane, don’t expect your system to give low SWR readings.
- First, test the metallic nature and the ground plane’s resistance with the multimeter and install your CB antenna and start tuning.
- Ensure you ground your antenna and its mount correctly and adequately to the vehicle’s metal framework.
- Be very careful while installing the antenna stud. It should be installed in the right way on the right side of your antenna mount.
- Check your antenna and the coax for any broken ends or defects. These unseen defects can lead to high SWR readings.
- Conduct a system-wide check for continuity to ensure that all your CB system components have been appropriately grounded.
Remember to test your SWR meter before your tuning process. If you are obtaining high SWR readings even after solving all other problems, it might be due to a defective SWR meter.
Your warning light can also be problematic. So make sure you get it diagnosed too.
Hints on Installation & Tuning
The bottom of the loading coil should be above or level with the roof of the cab. Excess coax cable must not be coiled. This creates a “Choke” within the coax. The preferred method is the random stuffing of the coax to hide excess length.
All doors should be closed, and the truck should be away from the nearby buildings, trees, and power lines when checking SWR. The recommended and preferred length of coax is 18′.
Remember never buy a pre-tuned antenna because they can’t even help you reach more than 3 miles & your SWR will never be below 2 its means your radio can get damaged any time we recommend you to have SR-A10 it keeps SWR Below 1.5 and can be easily tuned with any other brand radio aswell
A basic installation of the Stryker trucker SR-A10 CB antenna
- Remove all parts of the Stryker trucker CB antenna from the packaging.
- Loosen both set screws from the chrome mast located at the top of the trucker loading coil.
- Remove and discard the short shipping tip.
- Insert the included antenna whip fully into the bottom of the mast.
- Lightly tighten both set screws. (Do not fully tighten at this time).
- Place a lock washer on the shaft.
- Install stryker trucker on the mount, screwing shaft into the mount until it bottoms out.
- Securely tighten tapered hex nut on antenna mount.
I hope you’ve found these tips helpful. If you follow the tips above, you’ll be on your way to higher kicking your long range. Here’s one final tip to help you get most out of your CB Antenna: We will always recommend you to install Dual CB Antennas on RIG. It will give you a long-range, especially when you are kicking your RIG in deadly highways.
Designing high-performance antenna that can handle high power radios….Amazingly 10,000 watts of power-handling can be expected from SR-A10