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What is a cb 50 amazer

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darticus

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Just found one in new condition. Original from the 70's. Are these good when used on the top of a big stick? Thinking on what to do with it. Do they have a better trans and receive over the original big stick stick top? Help Needed Ron
 

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Just found one in new condition. Original from the 70's. Are these good when used on the top of a big stick? Thinking on what to do with it. Do they have a better trans and receive over the original big stick stick top? Help Needed Ron
I assume you are talking about a Francis CB 50 Amazer? This was a loaded colinear mobile antenna just a little shorter than a 102" whip if I remember correctly. If this is the antenna you are talking about I used one in years gone by. It is a mobile and could be argued it is better than a 102" whip, but I never really saw any improvement, not worse, just not really better. The simplicity and bandwidth of the 102 won me over every time.

If you are comparing it to the Shakespeare Big Stick 18’ marine antenna then I would have to give the nod to the Shakespeare. But I am not really sure what you mean by “Do they have a better trans and receive over the original big stick stick top?”

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Ron,

Save your money. There is no "free lunch" when it comes to antennas, their actual operation, or their theory of operation. If you have room for a 102 inch quarter-wave CB whip then use it.
 

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Hello Darticus: I have not heard that anyone say by replacing the top of any fiberglass antenna that the FA CB 50 is a better antenna.

Its just a 1/4 wave length whip antenna that does work quit well on my mobile, but because its 96 inches long (8 Ft) it hits all the low lying trees, and Cable TV Coaxes. After a few years of hitting every low darn thing out there it will show its wear.

Have made my own matching circuit and cut the antenna to 6 Ft so now it doesn't hit all the crap and make a deathning "Keer-Kong" in the cab when it hits something.

Jay in the Mojave
 
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