CB Antenna Fold-Down Adapter
- Use this adapter to fold your antenna down 90 degrees horizontally for added clearance
- Compatible with all standard fiberglass antennas
This adapter allows the antenna to be folded down 90 degrees horizontally for convenience and added clearance! Compatible with all standard fiberglass antennas, the adapter lets you quickly rotate your antenna into a more manageable location without tools or the need to remove your antenna. Recommended for fiberglass antennas up to 5' tall. Radio should not be operated when antenna is in horizontal position. The adapter has a stainless steel interior spring and chrome-plated exterior.
|Model / SKU:||203EZ|
|CB antennas up to 5' tall. Ideal for temporarily entering low-clearance areas.|
|Compatible with:||Accepts all CB antennas that use a standard 3/8" x 24 thread. Will thread into all CB antenna studs and mounts.|
|Installation Notes:||Easy, tool-free install. Screw the adapter into any CB stud or mount, then screw the antenna into the top of the adapter.|
|Stud Type:||No Stud|
|Product Includes:||CB Antenna Fold-Down Adapter|
Antenna, mount and coax not included
So far it's working as advertised. I gave it 3 stars because it's pretty sloppy. I have a 4 foot firestick and it REALLY flops around. I put a couple layers of metal foil tape under the collar to take up some of the slack
The fold down antenna adapter came just as promised with a high chrome finish. The sliding position collar works with smooth action. It does require full engagement in order for the antenna to fold which is great insurance that my antenna will stay upright. Great product.
I have run this for over a year now and it seems to get the job done. As noted by others there is a lot of play in it when in the upright position...but this is just a 'cheap' cast part...if it were nicely machined to tolerance it would work much better, but then we'd be paying 90 bucks for it. I have noticed no loss in clarity or reception from it and can still get my SWRs right where they need to be, so that is a win. It can take some hits too, as mine has taken many a tree branch. The downside is , you cannot use a spring or anything above this piece as they are all too large for the spring loaded coupler to rise up and over to enable it to hinge. The small Firestik antenna is smaller in diameter so it will pull up and over the antenna screw base when you want to hinge it. I have not yet had rust issues in OH, but time will tell. My only gripe is there is no area to get a wrench on both sides to ensure a tight installation in the direction you want it...I dont want too much pressure on the hinge itself as it would probably snap.
Adapter works as intended by folding down when needed. However, in the upright position there is too much play in this adapter to maintain stability of the antenna and keep it from moving around.
I purchased this item due to wanting my antenna ready for use without having to thread in my antenna every time I wanted to use it. Works as advertised. Strongly recommend to anyone looking to have the antenna available but down for clearance.