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dose anyone make a directional CB antenna?

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methusaleh

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There are countless commercial designs from throughout the years, plus it is easy and a good learning experience to make your own.

Search the 'net, and ye shall find....
 

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They used to, not sure exactly what is available today. Lots of people had "beam" antennas on a rotor that are "bi-directional" (forward and backward with good side rejection). There's one who's name escapes me at the moment that has 3 vertical elements, does not need a rotor, and the user can pick which of the 3 directions is active (or all of them) with a pattern just over 120 degrees.
 

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I believe it was the Super Scanner. I have owned 2 in the past years and we a real exceptional antenna in my opinion. Always like to work the SSB band when the conditions were right. Those days bring back old memories.
 

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There were many CB beams c.1960. If you can't find one -- I have no idea if they're made any more -- you could buy a ham radio single-band 10m beam and do the math to add a bit of length to the tips to move down to 27.2 MHz or so. You have to mount the beam vertically and get it at least 1/4-wavelength above the ground. Google for amateur radio dealers or manufacturers to begin your search.
 
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A company called Maco still makes new beam antennas for 11 meters. Everything from a 2 element delta loop to an 8 element monster yagi.
 
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