|Model / SKU:||K40|
|Recommended for:||Car, van, SUV and pick-up truck owners who want a performance CB antenna. The twist-to-remove feature makes this antenna a great option for people who often enter low-clearance antennas. The whip and coil can be easily stored away while the coax and mount remain in place.|
|Notable Features:||Strong Transmit/Receive Performance, Versatile Mounting Options, Twist-to-Remove Base|
|Compatible with:||All CB radios. The trunk-lip mount allows the antenna to be mounted to any car with a trunk lip. For permanent roof installations, you'll need to drill a hole in the mounting surface with access from below. For installation with vehicle headliners, the headliner must be removed prior to drilling. The coax cable connects to the antenna at a very low angle, so it's possible to re-install the headliner without noticing the coax or antenna mount post-install.|
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 Antenna Range Approximation.
|Product Includes:||58" K40 CB Antenna
18' of shielded coax cable
This lip-mounted CB antenna from K40 provides a number of attractive features, including twist-off removal of coil and whip, a long 57" steel whip antenna and an extended five-year manufacture's warranty. The antenna can be mounted permanently on the roof (drilling required), OR on the trunk lip for a secure but less permanent installation. Our pictures show a rooftop mount, but trunk-lip installations are easy with the included trunk-lip adapter.
K40 guarantees this antenna will work better than your current model or it will refund your money! (See manufacturers site for full details.)
- Lip mount for easy installation
- Can also be installed as a permanent roof-mount antenna
- 57 1/4", 17-7 stainless steel whip antenna
- Includes 18' custom-made RG-58A/U 95%
- Shielded coax, stranded to prevent breakage
- Exclusive METLPLAS construction for superior performance
- Unique capacitor for consistent SWR across all 40 channels
- Base rotates 30 degrees for proper vertical polarization
- Special radiused tip to dissipate static
- No static ball to get knocked off
- Whip retracts 2-1/4" into coil for super easy tuning
- Isolation chamber reduces static damping
- Quarter-turn release makes for easy removal of coil and whip
- Made in U.S.A.
- Five-year warranty
One of the best antennas I've ever used.Review by Flyboy
Looks Good!Review by Bob R.
(Written 9/30/2010) (Posted on December 7, 2011)
Works Great.Review by Scott W.
(Written 9/18/2009) (Posted on December 7, 2011)
Quality, Well designed antennaReview by CBRadioMagazine.com
The K40 Antenna has been around for quite a long time and has proven itself to be a very capable and popular antenna. The K40 has a quick disconnect system which lets you easily remove the top section of the antenna with just a turn of the wrist. You can literally remove this section in three seconds and stow the top section with attached whip. This system is super handy if you park in a garage and want a longer antenna but don't want to bang the antenna every time you park.
The receive on the K40 is excellent and compared to other well known antennas such as Wilson 1000 it definitely holds its own. I found the static level was very low (which is partly due to the antenna design and partly because a trunk mount antenna is farther away from the engine and its electrical noise). In all of my vehicle setups I always try to mount for best performance, but keeping an antenna away from the engine area often helps reduce electrical interference and trunk mount antennas are a great way to go. Transmit is also great with the K40. I was able to talk to multiple people in my area without difficulty and everyone said I sounded great and my signal strength was the same as when I use some of my other high end antennas.
The K40 is a quality, well designed antenna, built in the USA and it does what the manufacturer claims it will do - all things I find quite refreshing in this day and age.
(Written 3/22/2009) (Posted on December 7, 2011)