Mobile CB antennas are installed on pickups, heavy machinery, car, motorcycles and other vehicles. These antennas require a CB mount and coaxial cable for installation. There are several factors to consider when choosing the right antenna including height, type, and the type of mount.
Lengths for CB Antennas range from 8 inches to 8.5 feet, but 3-4 feet are the most common. You want to choose the tallest antenna you can accommodate on your vehicle without striking too many obstacles like garage doors, tree branches, signs, etc. A good rule of thumb for range is 1-2 miles for each foot of antenna.
The type of antenna you choose will be based largely on person preference. We recommend top or center loaded antennas for most situations. The top loaded antennas are fiberglass. The center load antennas are a coil with a plastic or metal housing with a steel whip attached to the top and a mast underneath. Base loaded antennas are good when mounting to a flat surface such as the roof of a vehicle. They are best in the center of a large ground plane.