Are Glass Mounted Antennas for You?
Glass mounted antennas can be appealing for its accessibility in installation and even for the aesthetic it adds to your vehicle, however, there are many drawbacks to this antenna system. In this article, we’ll go over glass mounted antennas and their advantages and disadvantages.
To start off with its advantages, beyond ease of use there are little benefits compared to more standard systems such as fiberglass. The benefit of a glass mounted system is its comparative simplicity in installation, but in the CB radio world, you get what you put in.
Glass mounted antennas are notorious for its high SWR (Standing Wave Ratio) and general poor performance. Since glass has good insulating properties, it effectively lowers incoming and outgoing signals from your radio system. Window tint and other factors can compound onto this and make things worse.
If you are looking to communicate with another vehicle in close proximity, a glass mounted system will probably be fine, but for any greater distance there are much better choices in the market. Consider these Firestik Tunable Tip Fiberglass antenna and continue to browse our store to see our other offerings!
We hope you found this information informative on the drawbacks of glass mounted antenna systems. At CB Radio Supply, we are here for all your radio needs and offer a wide range of customer service! Our free domestic US shipping and hassle-free returns is our guarantee you’ll be satisfied with your choices. Give us a call to speak with our expert staff today!