Need help with choosing an antenna

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Diesel Dave
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Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:38 pm

I have recently purchased a midland Alan 100 plus C.B. radio and i am looking for a antenna to use with it. i have been looking at the Thunderpole super nova but when i went down to my local C.B. radio shop i was told that I shouldn’t be using a antenna that is under 3.5 foot long as it will mess up my radio and then they pulled out a massive antenna that they recommended. If anyone could help with whether what the shop has said is true or not and whether the super nova is a good antenna to use it would be great. Thanks.

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Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:01 am

you can use any antenna you want provided it is SWR'D to the set


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Diesel Dave
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Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:51 am

Ok thanks, would i need a swr meter for that or would it be possible to do without for example when a antenna says it is swr pre tuned. Thanks

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Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:06 am

no you need an swr meter my car's tyres say India on them but they have never been there



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Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:24 pm

Ok thanks 👍

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