Firestik Firefly CB Antenna

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Quick Overview

The Firestik Firefly antenna is the best performing lightweight fiberglass antenna on the market. Forty percent lighter than the Firestik FS, the Firefly allows you to mount a 4' antenna on a mount that's only rated for a traditional 3' fiberglass antenna. And this CB antenna is smaller in gauge, reducing the amount of wind drag on the antenna and mount. The Firestik Firefly also features a tunable tip and can be used in single or dual antenna setups. Choose the lightweight Firestik Firefly CB antenna to mount on your car, truck or SUV!

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Additional Information

Model / SKU: Firestik FL 3, 4
Recommended for: Ideal for smaller vehicles and light mounting applications. Can be used in a single or dual antenna setup. Due to its light build, it can be used with mounts that are usually rated to support 3' fiberglass antennas.
Notable Features: Tunable Tip, Lightweight Construction, American Made
Compatible with: The antenna uses male 3/8" x 24 thread, and is compatible with all standard CB studs and mounts available.
Antenna Length(s) 3', 4'
Antenna Color(s) Black
Approximate Range:

These are approximate ranges provided for comparison purposes and subject to numerous installation and environmental variables. For more detailed information, please see our reference article on CB Radio Range.

  • 3' Length: 3 to 4 miles
  • 4' Length: 4 to 6 miles
Product Includes: Firestik Firefly CB Antenna
Mount and coax cable sold separately

Details

The "FL" Firefly series antennas are the performance leader of lightweight top-loaded CB antennas. Each is approximately 40% lighter than the equivalent length Firestik II antenna. From the perspective of mount stress, the lighter materials and reduced wind drag of the FL antennas reduce stress by more than 60%. A 4' FireFly will easily perform on a mount designed for antennas 3' or shorter. At the top of every FL antenna, you'll find Firestik's patented tunable tip. Apart from making tuning a snap, the design broadens the antenna's bandwidth and increases its power-handling capabilities. All FL 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 FL antennas should be fine-tuned (SWR) in their final mounting location. If you have ever tuned a non-tunable tip antenna, you will have a real appreciation for the FL antennas. In short, tuning is as easy as popping off the tip and turning the adjustment screw up or down as needed. All FL 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.

All FL antennas are 100% American made with 100% American materials. To maintain a balance between flexibility and ruggedness, Firestik uses a custom blended, glass fiber reinforced tube. Each is wound with double insulated copper wire to prevent the oxidation and shorted windings often found on non-Firestik antennas. The tunable tip mechanism is made from rust-proof brass and has a rubber O-ring to hold the adjuster in place after tuning. Each antenna is covered with a static-reducing, water-tight sleeve containing UV and pigment stabilizers. For peak performance, we recommend you use Fire-Flex or RoadPal coax cables with these antennas.

ALL antennas, regardless of style or manufacturer, MUST be tuned after installation on the vehicle. Transmitting antennas are not "plug-n-play" devices.


  • Tunable tip simplifies tuning process
  • Available in 3' and 4' lengths
  • Color: black
  • 5/8 wave
  • Standard 3/8" 24 thread base
  • Five-year warranty

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Customer Reviews

It just works!

Review by Jickey
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Got this to go with my Cobra 75 WX ST for trail communication in my Jeep. I haven't tested distance, but it does perfect on the trail. It's easy to tune and flexible enough to make sure it won't get broken when using a medium spring. I'm such a fan that I just bought another for my JK to match the one on my TJ (Posted on May 5, 2014)
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Perfect fit.

Review by David
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Works great with my truck. You don't need an extra stud mount as it comes with the longer bolt. Was easy to tune for the SWR. (Posted on February 13, 2014)
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Great antenna, very flexible.

Review by Michael
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I eventually broke one of these antennas by shutting a garage door on it. So many miles off road and it takes a poor parking job to break one of these great antennas. Even with the crack in the fiberglass the antenna still worked. :) I replaced it with the same because I know how tough these are.
(Posted on October 17, 2013)
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Great product at a great price!

Review by Ray in Fremont, CA
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I purchased the 3' version of the FireFly antenna to go on the roof of my 1997 Ford F250HD 4X4. It is mounted using a Firestik medium spring, then a Tram 3/8-24 to NMO adapter, threaded onto a Larsen NMO mount. The spring came from Right Channel Radios too, by the way. I had no problems ordering the antenna and RCR shipped it right out. It arrived well-packaged and with no damage.

Connected to my Cobra 148GTL, the Firefly tuned quickly using the hand-adjustable tuning screw. I was able to get less than 1.3 to 1 on ch. 1 & 40 and less than 1.1 to 1 on ch. 19 & 20. Due to the height of my truck, the tip is at close to 11 feet off the deck. I can talk 6-plus miles barefoot with good signal reports.

In summary, this is well worth the asking price. I purchased the 3' version due to trees in my neighborhood and where I go to play. (Posted on June 27, 2013)
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