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So I have 2 older CB Radios laying around at my house, and looking to install one into my truck. I am hoping to get 2 4" antennas for the bed of my truck. Looking for any advice on good brands to get and any advice on running wires/ install. Gonna do it myself, so hopefully I can do this right the first time
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I hope that you meant TWO 4' foot antennas

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Never set one up, but did have a buddy with a 12' whip, galaxy 44, and 400 watt amp that would light up fluorescent bulbs by holding them to the antennae when he keyed the mic. They were still in the plastic...
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I hope that you meant TWO 4' foot antennas

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Thank you GT for the correction. Was late and I was real tired apparently
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I have been running CBs since i got my truck and honestly if you are putting it in for strickly use i would forgo the dual whips. I ran dual 4' for the majority of my life, firestick I, Firestick II, K40, wilson i have had a fair range of them. They will get you OK distance and if you get the adjustable tip ones you can normal get your SWR down to a decent .5-1.

If you want performance look into the wilson 1000 or a variant K40 with base.. This is were you will really get your distance. It also gets your ground plane up to a right point making it easily tunable to 0-.25 swr in a few seconds. I went from 1-2 miles on a clear night with twin 4' fiberglass to 5-7 miles with the single stainless.

Now if you just want to dual whip look then by all means its well worth the drop in distance LOL i ran them for 4 years for the look
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