- Dec 19, 2002
I bought the Larsen Tri-Band back in the spring. Because the antenna mounts to the top of a garaged SUV, I also ordered the shock spring with it. When I received the antenna, it did not include a cutting chart if the spring was used. After good advice here, I cut somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 the spring's length of the lower element. After not being satisfied that the Larsen could not out perform the Antenna Specialists UHF whip that it replaced, I remounted the Antenna Specialists and stopped using the Larsen. Before the bad winter weather gets here, I want to give the Larsen one more try. This time, I am going to make it the exact length it was prior to the addition of the spring (it really sang before I brought my SUV home to install the spring). Can someone please give me the length of the Larsen Tri-Band's lower element, or the length from the top of the antenna to where it enters the holder where the set screw is? Thanks in advance.