CBXX - Francis Hot Rod Fiberglass CB Antennas

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The Hot Rod antenna by Francis is a Double Quarter Wave CB antenna tuned for maximum performance.


  • Multi-conducting elements dielectrically and inductively compressed in a paralleled helical design
  • Fully fiberglass encapsulated
  • Standard 3/8" x 24 thread
  • Chrome-plated brass ferrule

Francis whips are designed differently than traditional wound CB antennas. The design of the antenna makes it more durable, allowing it to withstand rubbing of brush and harsh elements better. Here’s how;

A traditional wound CB whip is constructed of an inner solid fiberglass core with wire wound around it to create a coil(s). Then the whip is encased in an outer heat-shrink tubing (plastic) to protect the wire and core.

A Francis antenna is constructed in the same principal. However, it is constructed with a smaller diameter inner fiberglass core and the outer encasement is also fiberglass instead of heat-shrink tubing. The smaller inner fiberglass core and fiberglass encasement gives strength and flexibility to the whip.

When a traditional fiberglass antenna is rubbed against brush or tree limbs the heat-shrink tubing gets damaged. Water eventually finds its way into the antenna causing internal damage.

A Francis antenna holds up better because of the flexibility of the antenna and the fiberglass outer casing can withstand rubbing against brush without compromising internal core.

Francis antennas are pre-tuned and usually perform well on most vehicles. However, If the SWR reading indicates the antenna is too high it can be adjusted by cutting off the tip with a hack-saw.

For applications that require extreme durability and performance Francis is a good choice.


Approximate Length:
  • 3 Ft.
  • 4 Ft.
  • 4.5 Ft.
  • 5.5 Ft.
Antenna Type:
Mount Type:
  • 3/8 inch x 24
All I can say about these antennas is WOW!! After years of running single and dual Wilson 2000's and Firestiks, I decided to purchase the Francis 3ft Hot Rods. Installed them in a dual configuration on my 2013 Kenworth T370 using factory coax and mounts.. NO Tuning and the SWR is flat 1.1:1 and what a difference in receive!! I'm sold and will never look at another antenna..Thanks CB World, you are my go to radio equipment supplier from now on without a doubt...
I have had just a few Francis antennas because they last so long. They provide great clear reception. I am using an older Galaxy 959 peaked, tuned with a small 50 watt Kicker, and tow 5 1/2 foot Francis antennas. CB World had the best prices that I could find on line, free shipping and surprisingly came in three days. Thanks CB World, I will continue to use you guys in the future.
I have tried many antennas over the years, and this is the best design by far. Most fiberglass antennas have a plastic coating that gets stripped away by branches and brush. These are made so the wire is inside the fiberglass. They last much longer on trails.
As a truck driver working for a LTL company; I slip seat a lot!! I have never gone wrong with a Francis Antenna.
Antenna arrived extremely quick and is now mounted on my friend's truck and working great!
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