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    Anyone know where to purchase the steel whip antennas online? I have always only used the 6 to 7' steel whips on my vehicles and they seem to get me the best reception and transmission capabilities. I haven't been able to find them online to order one. I am not too fond of Firestix or some of the other smaller whips on the market...could just be my technical inability to match/tune them, but the steel ones work great as soon as they're screwed in.

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    ooh....good point.

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    No real experience with them. I know when the rack was on the XJ and the antenna was mounted on it, I had about a 15 mile range with a 3ft Wilson. Now that the rack has been forcibly removed from the roof of the XJ, and I have it side mounted, I only get about 7-8 miles with it. That's just with the 3ft Wilson, 21ft of wire, and a Uniden 510.
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    Try Radioshack...102". Thats where I got mine.

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=family
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    I just have a wilson trucker 2k with the quadratec tail light mount.
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    I found them at Radio Shack in the 102" per your advice. Thanks! I have one headed to my Jeep now.
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    Just curious, what is the advantage of the steel whip over something like the firstick?

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    miljeep,

    A lot of times in the southeast it comes down to line of sight and having a 102" whip poking above brush lines or year old planted pines helps me receive and transmit. I could all be mental, but I have run firestiks on the same radio and antenna mount and just can't broadcast and receive as well. Throw the steelie on and the radio come alive.

    Now, as I said in my original post, it could me my technical inability to tune my radio and antenna during installation which could be the ultimate reason I don't have good luck with firestix. However, I never have had to tune a 84-102" whip and I love annoying the McDonalds and DQ drivethrus with my whip rubbing their overhand and lights ;-) I knock squirrels out of trees too driving through the neigborhood ;-)
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    Thanks for the info.

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