Firestik Antennas Now at Morris 4x4 CenterFirestik antennas are the answer to getting the most out of your CB. Since 1975, they've been making antennas here in the U.S.A. They use a custom blended fiberglass reinforced shaft. They're wound with heavy insulated copper wire, which helps prevent oxidation (what you often find on cheap antennas). The Firestik antennas are covered with a static reducing, water tight sleeve.
Firestik antennas also feature a hi-performance loading coil, that maximizes the transmit/receive functions of your CB. These top-loaded antennas will also receive the NOAA emergency weather alert and national weather broadcasts (for radios with those features). Obviously these are somewhat universal, so you can get one for your favorite Jeep or Truck. A few different colors are available, and a couple of different lengths (4-foot and 5-foot are the popular ones). As with any good transmission antenna , these should be "tuned" to match your CB's SWR (Standing Wave Ratio). This is (in technical terms) a way to measure impedance matching of loads to the characteristic impedance of a transmission line or waveguide. Whew! Luckily, the Firestiks are adjustable, so you can adjust your new antenna to get the most out of your CB Radio when transmitting and take advantage of all its power and range. If you don't already have one, portable SWR meters are relatively small and inexpensive. They have connections at each end, a small meter, and test the SWR/frequency and/or wattage power. Once you're all tuned up, you're ready for the outdoors and trails. You've got a top quality antenna you can depend, on, it can take some off road punishment if needed, and it's a practical accessory for your Jeep or truck. You can't go wrong with a Firestik!