Best Mobile Antenna? (Mobile Beams?)

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Best Mobile Antenna? (Mobile Beams?)

Post by Woodstock » Sunday 8th Apr 2007, 12:50

I am trying to find out what mobile anrenna is the best for both TX and RX. I have tried wilson 1000, firestick, skipshooter and a few other lesser knowns. So far I think the wilson is probably the best. If anyone knows of a better brand or model, please advise. Also, I am trying to find out about mobile beams. I have seen two sets of these. A truck driver had one and and I saw one on an rv once. I confirmed that it was actually a cb antenna while talking to the truck driver on the radio. I can't seem to find any info on the web. If anyone knows about them, please let me know. Thanks.
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Post by ouxly40 » Monday 9th Apr 2007, 15:09

There is not really a better antenna. The best antenna is the one that works best on that vehicle. Wilson 1000 is good but does not always do well in some applications. Try several ones and see what SWR you get and compare field strength from each.

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Post by kc8mob » Thursday 19th Apr 2007, 13:02

Phased antennas are basically beams. You can determine the direction of radiation by phase delay in the feed line.

The Wilson is by far the easiest antenna to use. For the ease of use it's the best. The one with the magnet and coil at the bottom. It's a shunt fed, inductor loaded 5/8 wave mobile. Which means it has gain.

Other then that. A 102" whip.

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Post by r4uconifer » Saturday 15th Dec 2007, 20:02

kc8mob wrote:Phased antennas are basically beams. You can determine the direction of radiation by phase delay in the feed line.

The Wilson is by far the easiest antenna to use. For the ease of use it's the best. The one with the magnet and coil at the bottom. It's a shunt fed, inductor loaded 5/8 wave mobile. Which means it has gain.

Other then that. A 102" whip.

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Sirio Hypower 4000

Post by davedonna » Friday 7th Mar 2008, 9:32

Sirio Hypower 4000

i found this to be the best yet hope this helps

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Post by Z28 » Tuesday 11th Mar 2008, 16:17

Along time ago I compared the wilson against a 1/4 wave whip. The whip got out 1S unit better RX and TX. Now I have a 5 foot Quad antenna. (similar to Firestick), top loaded. It is equal in TX to the 1/4 wave, but its 3 1/2 feet shorter!

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Post by fantacmet » Monday 28th Jul 2008, 19:08

Francis Maser is an EXCELLENT Antenna. I had an old 72 Maverick with a tweaked Midland 77-117(not the best but did do good on the bench), and used a francis maser(102" in a ball mount) in the location for the radio antenna, and I was slamming it out EVERYWHERE. A friend of mine did me a REALLY HUGE favor, and I had nothing to put my radio in so I gave the setup to him for his motorhome, and he was blasting out everywhere too. I tried that antenna on several radios and cars, and it always worked beautifully. Only downside is it's fiberglass, so if you run TOO much power through it from a big amp you'll blow it apart.

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Post by frogman296 » Tuesday 29th Jul 2008, 0:37

stay away form those mobile beams...they are complete junk...stargunn junk

the best coil antennas out there...10K on 55 antennas.....magnet mount, wilson 5000.

what vehicle??

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Post by vintagetech » Friday 1st Aug 2008, 7:01

Here is a beam that works extremely well. We designed, built and installed this and the first ground wave contact we made was almost 90 miles as the crow flies. So mobile beams are not junk they work very well when properly done. The reflector is on a quick disconnect so it can be removed when traveling in town but works realy well on the highway.

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Re: Best Mobile Antenna? (Mobile Beams?)

Post by process0 » Tuesday 26th May 2009, 18:04

Hellos. hows u doing . what is the price of this mobile antenna. wheere to get the best mobile software. with all the information about the installation. dose it compatible with the previous handsets?

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