Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: North East Florida, FL, USA
Re: Firestik antennas
For what it's worth I have an old Firestik CB antenna installed on a home made bracket on my '05 LT. Works great and was cost effective since I already had the antenna and scrap metal that I used to make the bracket lying around the workshop. However, I too had an issue with noise when transmitting on my CB. Receiving worked just fine but my transmission was washed out with lots of noise and a high pitched squeal. The solution that I found after about a year of experimenting was to use an RF choke on both the antenna line and another on the power line to the radio. Here's the Radio Shack part number that I used; RF Choke Catalog #: 273-104. It's a 2 piece torroid and so is very easy to install. Hope this helps.
North East Florida
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