Broken CB Antenna Thread?
Ever found your antenna base broken? Unfortunately this is a quite common issue, but there are a few common mistakes to take care of to prevent this issue. In this article, we’ll cover 3 common reasons for your antenna base to break.
- Not tightening the antenna into the stud mount enough: people commonly just stick with hand screwing the antenna into the mount, this is not tight enough. When properly screwed in, all the stress is transferred to the hex portion of the base, capable of taking more stress. Make sure to wrench them together as tight as you can.
- Not enough stud depth for antenna threads: making sure you choose the right stud or antenna is important to ensure longevity. Make sure when screwing the antenna in, that the coupling nut at the bottom of the mount, the bottom of the antenna is able hit it during installation. Installing too high leads to unnecessary stress on the threads.
- Ensure height on the vehicle is appropriate: If your antenna is on top of your car and you’re driving under a low overpass, something could very well break. Ensure your antenna and vehicle height are appropriate for your driving environment.
We hope you found this information helpful in diagnosing your broken antenna and what you can do for future installations! At CB Radio Supply, we are here for all your radio needs and offer a wide range of customer service. Our 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!