|Model / SKU:||Firestik LG3-M2, LG4-M2|
|Recommended for:||RVs, motorhomes and trailers that lack a metallic chassis. A large metallic chassis (i.e., ground plane) is necessary for standard CB equipment to work properly. However, the no-ground equipment in this kit is specially engineered to work when installed on fiberglass, wood and other non-metal surfaces. For more information on installing NGP systems, please see these NGP Installation Tips.|
|Notable Features:||Very Clean Looking Install, Easily Tunable Antenna, 5 Year Antenna Warranty|
|Compatible with:||Virtually all CB radios. The side mount requires the drilling of two holes in the mounting surface and can be installed on surfaces up 0.28 inches thick. Access is required on the inside of the vehicle to secure the mounting bolts and connect the coax cable.|
|Antenna Length(s)||3', 4'|
|Antenna Color(s)||Black, White|
Range(s) provided are for comparison purposes only and are subject to numerous installation and environmental variables. For more detailed information, please see our reference article on CB Radio Range.
|Product Includes:||3' or 4' Firestik NGP Antenna
Firestik M-2 Side Mount
17' of Firestik NGP Coax
This quality kit provides an ideal solution when a good vehicle chassis ground isn't available. Whether installed on an RV, trailer, motorhome or boat, this kit will provide superior CB performance in a no-ground environment. All kit components are high-quality parts manufactured by Firestik.
The antennas used in these kits are extremely similar to Firestik's Firefly series, but specially modified for NGP applications. They include a tunable tip, which makes adjusting for peak performance and minimal SWR as simple as turning a screw on top of the antenna.
The kit uses Firestik's molded M-2 "teardrop" side mount. The black plastic shell has a textured finish to give the installation a professional look. All hardware and coax connections are hidden in the inner wall of the vehicle to maintain visual integrity and prevent weather exposure. The actual mounting surface is approximately 3.125" (79mm) x 1.675" (43mm). Outward protrusion is about 1.875" (48mm). This mount comes with all of the required mounting hardware, rubber gasket, metal reinforcement plate, nylon insulator and ground terminal lug, and can be mounted to surfaces up to 0.28 inches (7mm) thick.
The 17' coaxial cable used in these kits is of the highest quality. The NGP cable assembly that comes with this kit utilizes a custom manufactured coaxial cable available only through Firestik. This NGP cable can only be directly attached to Firestik NGP antennas. If a longer cable length is required, the user may add standard RG-58 A/U cable between the radio and NGP cable, preferably in lengths that are multiples of nine feet. Because it is a tuned circuit, the length cannot be reduced without causing non-repairable damage.
If you purchase this kit, please make sure to read these important NGP installation instructions.
Love It!Review by Charlie
High SWRReview by Matt
Firestik NGP = Good ValueReview by Smoke6
The only reason I didn't assess this as a 5 star is the plastic mounting plate. I feel sure it will break eventually but until then, the reception is good. When it does break, I will see how it’s assembled and will use a stainless steel or chrome or something. It’s an NGP antenna kit. SWRs are low, gets several miles of quality reception but if you can install a Ground Plane Dependent kit I would recommend that instead. Not even an option on a 4 wheeler though. Overall, I am quite satisfied. Hopefully will never need to use it, but I will be a hero if I do!
(Posted on November 8, 2012)
High QualityReview by Joe G.