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KC0QNB

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I was looking for a Francis antenna, I find out that Francis was bought by Barjan, and Barjan is dead or dying. So where can you still buy a Francis antenna, other than off of Ebay?
 

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For my purposes a Francis would work fine. BTW I don't remember Francis ever making Firestiks. Firestik is based in Phoenix, Francis was based out of Ohio.
 

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I never owned one, but I have heard people refer to the "francis firestick".
I have little to no interest in cb however.


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Honestly I am not interested in CB as such, either but I have stuff to sell but I can't verify it is 100% operational, without an antenna. There you have the "inside story"
 

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Hello KC0QNB: I think your talking about the 96 inch long Francis Amazer, Fiberglass whip antenna.

Yes these are great antennas and work very well. But they stop making them as shipping a 96 inch long antenna was getting too costly. I have used these antennas on top of my Ford F250 4X4 Truck, they worked great but the antenna hit all the low lying cable TV Drops, and such. And after some time a few years these fiberglass antennas started to come apart after a few years or so. The top of the fiberglass would start to de-laminate, so I would apply new fiberglass and resin, but that was only a Temporary fix.

The Firestick Antenna also work great.

Good Luck

Jay in the Mojave


I was looking for a Francis antenna, I find out that Francis was bought by Barjan, and Barjan is dead or dying. So where can you still buy a Francis antenna, other than off of Ebay?
 
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