Too tall aerials!


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Too tall aerials!

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I'm not really a fan of the 2 aerials on the back of the bike.
I'll never use the "breaker breaker" cb but I do use the radio on occasion.
Has anyone changed to something shorter with decent results?
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I removed my CB antenna since I never use it and have meant to look around for some type of stubbie to cover the exposed threads.
Would be interested if someone has any recommendations.
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as one who's total Avocation has been in the RF radio business since 1958,
I will only comment, that the now limited range of the Honda installed, CB radio will be degraded immensely if you use a Stubby Antenna.

It will probably be good if your partner in riding is within a few hundreds yards at best.
that may be all you care about.

do NOT expect them to hear you, once they go around a curve in thick forests, or dense city environments.
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AZgl1800 wrote: Sun Aug 22, 2021 4:14 pm as one who's total Avocation has been in the RF radio business since 1958,
I will only comment, that the now limited range of the Honda installed, CB radio will be degraded immensely if you use a Stubby Antenna.

It will probably be good if your partner in riding is within a few hundreds yards at best.
that may be all you care about.

do NOT expect them to hear you, once they go around a curve in thick forests, or dense city environments.
I am pretty sure that he said he would never use the CB.
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On Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/AntennaMastsRus- ... B07DFRYBNG
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Thanks for the link!
But whatta ya think, green? Lol
Not in stock dont know when or if they'll get more but will check back there weekly.
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MikeB wrote: Sun Aug 22, 2021 4:27 pm
AZgl1800 wrote: Sun Aug 22, 2021 4:14 pm as one who's total Avocation has been in the RF radio business since 1958,
I will only comment, that the now limited range of the Honda installed, CB radio will be degraded immensely if you use a Stubby Antenna.

It will probably be good if your partner in riding is within a few hundreds yards at best.
that may be all you care about.

do NOT expect them to hear you, once they go around a curve in thick forests, or dense city environments.
I am pretty sure that he said he would never use the CB.
then I would just remove the antenna and fill in the holes
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Yes I'll probably just pull the cb aerial once I learn how and which one it is.
Options for the radio were my prime interest. The above post with the Amazon link look like something I'd like.
Thanks for the input.
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Re: Too tall aerials!

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The one on the left with the center loading coil is the CB.
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You could always fly a flag instead! :D


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