Where to buy a whip antenna?


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Where to buy a whip antenna?

Post by Balme » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:49 am



Anyone know where to buy a flange mount, spring base, whip antenna? I have done searches for "whip antenna" and "CB antenna" but don't come up with what I'm looking for. I suspect I'm not finding one because the type of antenna I want isn't really state of the art in function anymore, but I like the way they look. What I want mounts with a round flange (about 4" dia) to the side of the vehicle and has a big spring at the bottom of the whip. The whip is just a single rod about 1/8" diameter and about 5 or 6 feet long.

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Re: Where to buy a whip antenna?

Post by DenverWinger » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:37 am

Welcome to the forum!

Used to be a Radio Shack item, but they are KAPUT. A 27 MHz CB Radio Quarter-wave whip is actually about 9 feet (102") in length! You want to put this on a Bike?

A quick google search of "CB Radio Antenna" brought up this as the first link, they sell a 102" whip. Marked as a "Best Seller". Probably have the "Ball Mount" for it as well.

https://www.rightchannelradios.com/coll ... b-antennas
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Re: Where to buy a whip antenna?

Post by Alan_Hepburn » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:17 pm

DenverWinger wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:37 am
A 27 MHz CB Radio Quarter-wave whip is actually about 9 feet (102") in length!
A piece of trivia: why are they 102" in length? Because the spring is 6" in length, giving you the total of 108" overall...from an old CB guy.
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Re: Where to buy a whip antenna?

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:54 pm

Alan_Hepburn wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:17 pm
DenverWinger wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:37 am
A 27 MHz CB Radio Quarter-wave whip is actually about 9 feet (102") in length!
A piece of trivia: why are they 102" in length? Because the spring is 6" in length, giving you the total of 108" overall...from an old CB guy.


I used to use a 16 ft long Army tank whip on the back of my 1951 Plymouth 2 dr sedan on 40 meters CW.... yeah, that would be 7035 kHz and a VibroPlex bug mounted to a piece of plywood laying in the car seat...... I would talk to friends down in South America while I was driving to and from college back in those days.

That antenna was brought to resonance by a special tuner that I built, roller inductor and a variable capacitor.... both were driven by electric gear reduction motors..... the SWR bridge was mounted at the tuner, the meter leads were run inside the car where the meter was mounted on the dash.... 2 toggle switches there, double pole, double throw, so the capacitor and the inductor could be rolled backwards or forwards to make the transmitter happy when the SWR meter Reflected Power dropped to Zero.

Those were the days, I had a lot of fun with that little 50 watt CW rig on Ham Radio...
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Re: Where to buy a whip antenna?

Post by offcenter » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:10 pm

There used to be many "CB stores" years ago. All gone now.
But....
Try Ham Radio Outlet. They have all kinds of antennas and should be able
to set you up with something.
They are on the internet, as well as having several stores around the country.
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Re: Where to buy a whip antenna?

Post by rcgreg » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:00 pm

Most Truck stops and truck supply places carry them
Just say It's for a Kenworth :)

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Re: Where to buy a whip antenna?

Post by loucanick » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:05 pm

The whip at rightchannelradios will give you the 102" antenna...they have the mount also.



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