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Downsized Antennas

Generally speaking, the longer the antenna yields the greater amount of signal received, so why would we ever want to downsize it? In this article, we’ll cover reasons you may need to downsize your antenna length to get the maximum performance. 

When looking at downsizing your antenna, it is commonly due to fitting in a specific mount. Many times the vehicle metal the mount lays on doesn’t have the structural integrity to properly hold a certain size of antenna. This can lead to it breaking, which if that happens while driving can be a serious problem!  

When setting up your mount on your vehicle, many have a “U” shaped structure on the roof. This support area is the ideal place to set up your mount. In general for these kinds of cases, a simple observation can help. If the antenna or mount looks odd sitting where it is or looks like it won’t be able to hold properly, it most likely won’t do well and you must act accordingly. Consider a lighter antenna, a mount with a larger base, or adding reinforcements to the area you want the mount to be.  

We hope you found this information about downsizing antenna length useful for you when looking at our system! At CB Radio Supply, we are here for any and all radio needs you have, from products to services! Our free domestic US shipping and returns is our guarantee that you will find the right product for you. Give us a call to speak with our expert staff today!   

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