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antenna broke on top

Postby mr.ngs » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:51 pm



Anybody know if there's a replacement top part to the antenna? One for sale? Just need the top thin piece.



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Re: antenna broke on top

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:03 pm

I've never been able to find one. I ended up just buying a whole new antenna.

Twice. :)

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Re: antenna broke on top

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Re: antenna broke on top

Postby mr.ngs » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:14 am

Yeah, I know....I just need the top piece that everybody breaks in their garage door - or whatever. I'm on a mission not to spend 50 bucks for a damn thin piece of metal.

I guess it's self punishment to go without it until I find it, because I'll be damned if I break it again and have to spend another 50 bucks for the whole unit.

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Re: antenna broke on top

Postby mr.ngs » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:18 am



thanks though peppy

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Re: antenna broke on top

Postby mbuesing » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:28 am

I cut 1" off, it clears in the garage and still sounds good.
I like to spend my money on my terms.
The GL1800 is a crotch rocket on Steroids.

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Re: antenna broke on top

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:12 am

mbuesing wrote:I cut 1" off, it clears in the garage and still sounds good.
I like to spend my money on my terms.


That's fine if it's not a CB antenna. Cutting 1" off a CB antenna will totally ruin the SWR of the antenna. With an inch short antenna, at best your transmitted signal will be extremely weak, at worst you could actually damage your CB when you transmit.

My antenna had to be adjusted to within about 1/16" to get the SWR just right. Changing that by an inch would make it unusable.

See: How to tune your CB antenna SWR

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Re: antenna broke on top

Postby mr.ngs » Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:48 pm

mbuesing wrote:I cut 1" off, it clears in the garage and still sounds good.
I like to spend my money on my terms.


Once I find the solution I'll most likely do that ^ too.

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Re: antenna broke on top

Postby mr.ngs » Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:48 pm

mr.ngs wrote:Anybody know if there's a replacement top part to the antenna? One for sale? Just need the top thin piece.


I will soon have them for sale. Working on a deal right now. I know this is a common problem.

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Re: antenna broke on top

Postby mbuesing » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:01 pm

Not having a CB I just assumed the radio, which can be altered slightly.
The GL1800 is a crotch rocket on Steroids.

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Re: antenna broke on top

Postby mr.ngs » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:12 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I've never been able to find one. I ended up just buying a whole new antenna.

Twice. :)


I now have them for sale. Contact me if you need one.

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Re: antenna broke on top

Postby mr.ngs » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:13 pm

mr.ngs wrote:
mbuesing wrote:I cut 1" off, it clears in the garage and still sounds good.
I like to spend my money on my terms.


Once I find the solution I'll most likely do that ^ too.


I now have them for sale. Contact me if you need one.

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Re: antenna broke on top

Postby mr.ngs » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:14 pm

mr.ngs wrote:


thanks though peppy


I now have the antenna tops for sale. Contact me if you need one.

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Re: antenna broke on top

Postby keithg64 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:44 pm

It's not what you buy, it's what you build.

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Re: antenna broke on top

Postby mr.ngs » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:02 pm

keithg64 wrote:Cyclemax $4.00

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/129/28687


that's not going to do it for the 1200's.




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