The most popular wire-wound CB antenna in the world. This is the original Firestik design, and a proven performer since 1975. The "KW" antennas are compatible with autos, trucks, vans, motorcycles and ATVs in a single antenna configuration when metallic ground plane is available. Or, they may be used in dual (co-phased) configuration on any vehicle made from any type of material. Like all CB antennas, the "KW" antennas require fine-tuning (SWR) in their final mounting location. The loading coil on all "KW" antennas is easily accessible for precise SWR adjustments. All "KW" antennas exceed the requirements of any CB radio, new or old. Aside from the hi-performance loading coil that maximizes the transmit/receive functions of your CB, these top-loaded antennas will also receive the NOAA emergency weather alert and national weather broadcasts for radios with those features. The "KW" antennas are 100% American made with 100% American materials. To maintain a balance between flexibility and ruggedness, we use a custom blended, glass fiber reinforced shaft. Each is wound with heavy insulated copper wire to prevent the oxidation and shorted windings often found on non-Firestik antennas. The 3/8"-24 threaded base has a tapered contact point that works especially well with Firestik mounts and accessories. The tapered "lug-nut" effect transfers stress away from the threads and reduces the possibility of vibration induced loosening of the antenna in its mount. Each antenna is covered with a static reducing, water-tight sleeve containing UV and pigment stabilizers. For peak performance we recommend that you use one of our 18-foot Fire-Flex coaxial cables with these antennas #DASTS-8X18. All "KW" series antennas are factory bench tested for resonant frequency and overall quality. Don't forget ... ALL antennas, regardless of style or manufacturer, MUST be tuned after installation on the vehicle. Transmitting antennas are not "plug-n-play" devices. 5 Year Limited Warranty
The first thing you do is take the "KW" antenna back to the store and exchange if for a "FS" model. You need an SWR meter to set the calibration. Once you have done that there are several Youtube videos on how to set the SWR. It is really easy.
Firestik Antenna Company has been in the personal communication business since its founding in Phoenix, Arizona in 1962. Back then, Firestik Antenna produced CB radios, test meters, amplifiers, oscillators and RF filters. Then in 1975, the company narrowed its focus considerably to concentrate on producing a line of high performance wire-bound CB antennas. The quality of the Firestik Antenna for CBs is so widely known that they have customers from Canada to Mexico to South America to Western Europe. CB jeepers know that while you may find cheaper CB antennas, you're never going to find a higher quality CB antenna than Firestik. Shop Firestik Now