|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'|
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.
|Product Includes:||Firestik Firefly CB Antenna
Mount and coax cable sold separately
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
It just works!Review by Jickey
Perfect fit.Review by David
Great antenna, very flexible.Review by Michael
(Posted on October 17, 2013)
Great product at a great price!Review by Ray in Fremont, CA
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)