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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Antenna Mast replacement

Riding a 2010 Level 2 (Navi/XM); Waiting to install CB but want to know if anyone has changed the OEM antenna mast with either BikeMP3's or Add-On's CB Antenna Mast replacement. This requires a CB AM/FM Splitter so would also like to know results if you are using single antenna for CB and AM/FM. I tried to loosen the OEM antenna to see if possible but it was real tight and did not want to force it b4 asking some questions. Any help/feedback is appreciated.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-18-2013, 08:31 AM
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A friend used the single antenna but said his radio reseption wasn't very good. I always liked the looks for 2 antenna on the bike, The wing is marked inside the trunk for the CB antenna



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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-18-2013, 09:14 AM
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I've got a Sierra split antenna (didn't want to drill another hole in the trunk) but not real happy with it. Had gremlins in the CB at first, and the radio reception wasn't the best on either AM or FM. Might have been an oops on my part in hindsight.

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If your going to go with a single antenna and use a splitter then you'll want to use an antenna designed for CB use. Your am/fm antenna are receive only antennas and not a lot of design goes into them, they are just a metal rod stuck into the air. When using a splitter you should get one that you can tune, this will provide for the best CB operation and AM/FM reception. One other point, when ever you insert any device between the transmitter and the antenna your going to have loss and depending on the quality of the device will depend on just how much loss. Most manufactures will have it there device labled with how much loss the device causes. 1 dB of loss or less is acceptable, anything higher is a waste of energy and money, for every 3 dB of loss it cost you half of your rated power.



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