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Does anyone recognize this Antenna?
« on: September 30, 2017, 11:24:35 PM »
Does ANYONE know what kind of Antenna this might be???
It is 24" long, and mounts on a Stud.... It is Loose Helically Wound from the Bottom up to about 14", and then very tightly Helically Wound on the Top 10"... I got this in the Box with the TS-480HX Radio along with a bunch of other Shack Sweepings... Could it be a Six Meter Shortened Whip of some sort? Does anyone recognize it, and who is the OEM? Inquiring Minds sure would like to know?
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Re: Does anyone recognize this Antenna?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2017, 11:50:05 PM »
Firestick, methinks maybe.  Too short for 10M very well might be for 6M.  I had a firestik for CB that was (IIRC) nearly 4 feet.
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Re: Does anyone recognize this Antenna?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 09:49:26 AM »
Not a clue. Following.
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Re: Does anyone recognize this Antenna?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 10:40:02 AM »
Its coiled up on the end instead of the bottom like a ham stick.  Never seen one like that.

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Re: Does anyone recognize this Antenna?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2017, 11:58:33 AM »
Confirmed, it is a Firestick.  The top loading induction coil tends to reduce the takeoff angle.

I believe, but do not know, that base loading coils tend to raise the takeoff angle which is supposed to increase range and incidentally take advantage of skip if the layers allow it.
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Re: Does anyone recognize this Antenna?
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2017, 05:18:44 PM »
Well, after some testing and research, i have confirmed that it is indeed a FireStick CB Antenna... Now to see it I can Prune it down to work on 6 Meters....
We will see....
Bruce in alaska AL7AQ