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I am planning to put duel cb antennas on a headache rack i just build. I have heard a lot of talk about running two antennas is worse than running one. Should i go with two or one. Im planning on putting dual 4 foot on top of the rack.
 

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two is just for looks..one will reach farther than duals. Im shure someone will chime in and explain why but everything ive ran or have seen..one always reaches out farther.
 

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I had duels and they seemed to work good, but everything I read says they need to be more than 8' apart otherwise they will fight each other. I am relocating them to my toolbox and planning on hooking up just 1 this time instead, with the other for the look since I already got it.
 

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The advantage of duals is that if they're setup right, they'll talk and listen further fore & aft than any comparable single will.
The disadvantage of duals is that if they're not setup right, they'll work against each other, your talk & listen range will be reduced. Also, they don't tend to amplify the left-right direction near as much as the fore-aft direction. They don't reduce the lefr-right range, they just don't amplify it as much as the fore-aft.


If you know you'll always want to talk & listen primarily to the rear of your vehicle, mount the antenna on the front bumper. This gives maximum power & reception to the rear.
Mounting in the center of the vehicle gives the best range & reception for all directions.

I'm getting ready to yank my duals from the mirrors and put them behind the cab. Too much noise up front with the windows down.
 

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I'm getting ready to yank my duals from the mirrors and put them behind the cab. Too much noise up front with the windows down.
this is exactly what I am doing, passenger side mount broke off after catching one too many branches down the narrow roads.

Now whats the details on the correct setup for duals? I currently have coax that is made for duals and have been wondering if it work not work correctly if I only connected one antenna to it
 

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this is exactly what I am doing, passenger side mount broke off after catching one too many branches down the narrow roads.

Now whats the details on the correct setup for duals? I currently have coax that is made for duals and have been wondering if it work not work correctly if I only connected one antenna to it
Correct. Single coax for singles, dual coax for duals. Don't mix.
 

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Dual antennas, whippin' in the wind, lord there aint a country station that I cant tune innnnnnn!!!!!!!!
 
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