We often have customer ask us what type of CB antenna they should buy. While our answer will ultimately be determined by a number of factors, the type of vehicle they own plays a large role in determining which antenna will work best. This post will be the first one in a series dedicated to discussing popular CB antennas for specific vehicle types. If you haven’t already, make sure to read the Right Channel Radios guide to Choosing the Best CB Antenna which discusses basic antenna types and mounting considerations.
Antennas on passanger vehicles are usually mounted to the roof or to the trunk or trunk lip. These mounting options usually require no permant holes. While hood channel mounts can be used, they are often designed for larger vehicles and may look unnatural or unwieldly on a passenger vehicle.
Base loaded magnet antennas are commonly used with cars as they provide a easy and convenient all-in-one solution. Many base loaded antennas include the antenna whip, mounting hardware and coax cable in a single antenna package. Another option, though less popular, is using top loaded fiberglass antennas with hood, trunk or bumper mounts.
One of the most popular antennas for cars is the Wilson Little Wil. This 36″ steel whip magnet mount model offers users an affordable and well performing antenna that’s easy to install. The Wilson 1000 line of antennas offers magnet, roof and trunk options and a large 62″ whip in a convenient all-in-one package. If you’d prefer a K40 antenna, there are a few popular models to choose from. The 35″ K30 Magnet Mount and the 58″ K40 Trunk Lip models are both high-quality antennas that are popular with passanger vehicles.
In the next post, we’ll discuss some of the more popular CB antennas and mounting options for pick-up trucks.