Big Hair's CB Mobile and Trucker Antennas
Why our Trucker and Mobile CB antennas get out and receive better:
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Mobile Antennas:
  • All heavy duty copper or "silver-plated" copper design for the entire antenna, means improved efficiency.  Copper is a
    significantly superior RF conductor versus steel, chrome, or even over aluminum.  RF travels on the surface, therefore nothing is
    plated with chrome or any other foreign less conductive metals/materials.
  • Fully insulated RF transparent design.  Due to being fully insulated, the antenna will pick up less atmospheric and wind static
    noise, and the antenna elements will never corrode or become weathered.  The insulated mast is made out of RF transparent
    fiberglass materials, so your signal will transmit and receive through it with no noticeable loss.  Fiberglass has been proven to be
    a low-loss RF dielectric.
  • Less flex design, means more gain at highway speeds, due to less "sway" back with the antennas more sturdy fiberglass stinger.
    tThe antenna is not as flimsy as most other antennas are.  Have you ever noticed, that gain is reduced while traveling, versus
    while at a fixed/parked location.  One of the major culprits, is the flimsy stinger flexing out of a vertical upright position.  This is why
    may antennas show more gain over a Wilson 5000 at highway speeds, as my antennas do "not" flex at highway speeds.  The
    antenna has the right type and combination of materials that keeps the antenna and stinger more firm when traveling.  Most
    mobile antennas lose most of their transmit and receive when on the interstate due to their flimsy stinger flexing back and/or forth.  
    Our antenna mast/stinger setup maintains its signal integrity even at Highway speeds, so some may not even believe you're
    mobile due to less loss and sway of the antenna when traveling.
  • Engineered coil design, to achieve the utmost highest efficiency.  The coils are designed utilizing engineering techniques for the
    Highest Q-factor/efficiency.  Introducing full coil-to-mast "isolation" via a rugged Lexan standoff design, ensures minimal dielectric
    loss due to being a more true "air wound" coil design for optimum efficiency.  In addition, solid heavy duty 100% copper is used for
    the coil windings, with "no" chrome or any other less conductive metal covering added or plated.  With the coils non-existent center
    insulation design, being wound with the perfect O.D. to length ratios, and with optimum winding spacing ratios, this makes the coil
    so efficient that the Big Hair's coils are typically 5 times "or more" efficient than most competitors.
How do our mobile antennas compare with a Wilson 5000:
Want a CB mobile antenna that will kill a Wilson 5000 on both transmit and receive?  Would you also like this antenna to have a lower
SWR and cover more channels/frequencies with a much larger SWR bandwidth?  And in addition to all these, would you also like for this
antenna to be able to handle some heavy watts for those serious power hungry key downs?


Well if you are looking for significant improvements in "all" of these areas, than you're at the right place!  For gain figures I will be using a
Wilson 5000 as comparison, as most CBers are familiar with a Wilson 5000's performance.


We have 3 antenna versions available which are determined by their overall size/length.

Version One:  The 5' Big Hair "Trucker" size antenna, with a "Heavy-duty" 6 gauge copper coil (can even offer a silver plated coil), and a
teflon insulated "silver-plated" copper antenna element (stainless steel stingers are not used, due to steel being a poor RF conductor).

Its specs are:


  • Gain over a Wilson 5000:   half S unit (average) -while at a fixed location (tested real life results)
  • Gain @ Highway speeds:  2 S units (average) -gain over a Wilson 5000 at Hwy speeds - due to reduced stinger flex (tested real
    life results)
  • Power handling:                   10,000 watts
  • SWR:                                       1:1 (typical)
  • SWR bandwidth                    26,000-28,000 Mhz (without retuning needed)
  • Total Antenna Size:               5ft 1 inch (can be made shorter by request)



Version Two:  The 7' Big Hair mobile antenna, with a "Heavy-duty" 6 gauge air wound copper coil, and a 100% copper antenna
element (or for serious performance silver plated coper (stainless steel stingers are also not used, due to steel being a poor RF
conductor).

Its specs are:

  • Gain over a Wilson 5000:   1 full S unit (average)  -while at a fixed location (tested real life results)
  • Gain @ Highway speeds:  2 and a half S units (average) -gain over a Wilson 5000 at Hwy speeds- due to reduced stinger flex
  • Power handling:                   10,000 watts
  • SWR:                                       1:1 (typical)
  • SWR bandwidth                    26,000-28,000 Mhz (without retuning needed)
  • Total Antenna size:               7ft 3 inches



Version Three: The 8' Big Hair mobile antenna for ultimate efficiency.  For ultimate SWR matching, a low loss all copper coil (or silver-
plated copper for serious performance) is added.  The entire radiator is also made out of highly conductive and efficient heavy duty 8
gauge copper wire versus aluminum, chrome, and/or stainless steel.  The entire unit very sturdy and encapsulated within RF transparent
lightweight fiberglass for minimal loss.  The fiberglass is RF transparent, however still insulates the antenna for safety, and from the
outside weather, dirt.., and this insulation also increases the antenna's receive signal-to-noise ratio via reducing broadband AC line and
stray static noise thats more easily picked up with non-insulated antennas.


The antenna is flexible to sustain some wind and tree hitting impact damage, however is more sturdy than a typical full sized 102" whip,
so little gain is lost when traveling even at highway speeds.  Most stainless steel and fiberglass whips bend way back when traveling at
highway speeds, which is why their gain is reduced versus being stationary, when the mobile whips stick straight up.


Its specs are:

  • Gain over a Wilson 5000:   1- 1.5 S units (average)  -while at a fixed location (tested real life results)
  • Gain @ highway speeds:   3 full S units (average) -gain over a Wilson 5000 at Hwy speeds - due to reduced stinger flex
  • Power handling:                   10,000 watts
  • SWR:                                       1:1 (typical)
  • SWR bandwidth                    26,000-28,000 Mhz (without retuning needed)
  • Total Antenna size:               8ft 1 inch


                         
Here is the "mini" 4' 6" trucker version mounted.  Whats interesting,
is that the antenna is 6" shorter than the antenna it replaced (a
Wilson 2000), yet the truck driver swears his transmit/receive
range has doubled!  His comments, not mine.  The SWR on channels
1-40 is 1:1, and
less than 1.6 @ 28Mhz!
Here is the low loss coil with mast standoff by itself.  The coil is
almost a true "air wound" coil design (the most efficient there is),
with no type of dielectric material in the middle and only minimal on
the sides of the antenna.  The coils obtains full flux with less than
.02% dielectric loss!
To demonstrate the size of the coil, here is one of our
original copper coil designs laid down
All coils as you can see are "all" copper and custom
wound/made, and have an air-wound design for ultimate coil
efficiency  (Q factor is estimated to be over 1,000)
Here is the full 7' antenna assembly (mast and coil), note
the antenna is actually touching the power lines.  This
validates the safety and static noise rejection of the fully
insulated RF transparent fiberglass mast.
Here is the full 6' antenna assembly (mast and coil)
mounted with a "Tri-magnet" mount
And here is the 6' antenna version mounted with two happy
customers (known as Doc Holiday and Misty Morning on
channel 16)
And here is one very happy customer (known as Hustler
403 on channel 16) modeling a 7.5' version of the Big Hair
mobile antenna.
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