Firestik FireRing Compatible Stud
- Compatible with all ring-style coax cables, including Firestik’s FireRing
Firestik knows how to produce a rock solid, secure stud mount. The K4R is no exception, as it’s built with stainless steel, machined brass and oversize hex stock. Use this stud with ring-style coax cables like the Firestik FireRing. Built to last, this stud has an extra-long bolt shaft that accommodates the thickness of the ring connection and ensures the bolt is threaded deeply into the stud.
|Model / SKU::||Firestik K4R|
|Use with Firestik's FireRing coax and other ring-style connections. Ring connections are thick, and the bolt must travel farther to properly thread. This K4R stud has a longer bolt shaft to ensure a secure thread and solid installation.|
|Compatible with:||All ring-style coax cables, including Firestik FireRing coax cables. Accepts all fiberglass and center-load antennas with a 3/8" x 24 thread.|
|Installation Notes:||It's crucial to install the stud's nylon washer between the metal mounting surface and the top antenna nut. Additionally, the raised nylon insulator side of the ring connection MUST face the mounting surface. Otherwise, a short will occur. See stud washer troubleshooting for more info. If installing on a flat surface without a mount, you'll need to drill a 1/2" hole.|
|Stud Type:||Lug (Ring and Terminal)|
|Product Includes:||Firestik FireRing-Compatible Antenna Stud|
This antenna stud is compatible with Firestik's custom FireRing cable attachment. It differs from traditional Firestik studs in that the bolt is 1.25" long instead of 1" in order to accommodate the FireRing attachment.
The importance of the stud mount cannot be overstated! The antenna stud mount acts as a bridge between the antenna and the coaxial feedline. Accordingly, it needs to allow for efficient transfer of your signals to and from the transceiver. If the stud mount doesn't perform that task efficiently, you end up with unneeded loss. On top of that, the stud mount must be strong enough to withstand the stress placed on it by an antenna that's subject to severe wind load and vibration.
Firestik stud mounts have become the industry standard as users increasingly appreciate their outstanding design and material quality. Instead of inexpensive aluminum, they use chrome-plated machined brass. Instead of 9/16" (14mm) hex stock, they use 5/8" (16mm) stock. Instead of ABS or inferior plastic insulators, they use nylon. Instead of cadium-plated hardware, they use stainless steel. And the heavy-duty 3/8" center shanks can mean the difference between trouble-free use and lost antennas.