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post #1 of 8 Old 11-08-2010, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Was running with duel antenna mounted either side of the stock tire carrier. Have since ditched the tire carrier and put on a swag swing down tail gate kit. Now the only location I can install a duel antenna set up would be to have the antenna 2 to 3" apart! Will this create a reception problem?

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I believe dials are supposed to be 5-6 ft apart or you get adverse effects.

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ive always heard they are supposed to be the length of the antenna apart.

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post #4 of 8 Old 11-08-2010, 09:35 PM
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That is WAY too close. Just use one if that is your only other option. I have never had trouble with mine (besides garages):


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I may be wrong, but dual antenna's on the JK are pointless. The magic number is 9 feet apart and about 4' long. Stick to one in the center for best performance. I've seen someone put an antenna in front of the windshield. That may be your best option if your looking for performance.

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I have to agree. Dual antennas are just a lot of extra wire, trouble, and expense. You'll get just as much performance from a well mounted single antenna. On the JK I'm pretty much convinced that the best antenna setup is the Teraflex or equivalent mounted on the back with a 3-4' Firestik. They just work!
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They work okay for most places, but the range drops. My firestick is truly nothing compared to the 102" whip I ran in Vegas. Id still have it if it wasn't for the trees here!

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I may be wrong, but dual antenna's on the JK are pointless. The magic number is 9 feet apart and about 4' long. Stick to one in the center for best performance. I've seen someone put an antenna in front of the windshield. That may be your best option if your looking for performance.
That is exactly right, 9' apart is the correct spacing to get the signal to do what dual antennas are for. Truckers use duals so the signal will be the strongest towards the front and back and actually reduce signals that would be coming into the side of the rig.

Since you are out in the trails it would be best to get signals from all around, so just one good antenna is much better.

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