Firestik FS CB Antenna
- Our #1 selling fiberglass antenna offers top-notch performance & build quality
- Ideal for use with pickup trucks, Jeeps, off-road vehicles, semis and commercial equipment
Our customers are never wrong so it’s no surprise to us that this antenna has received over 130 five-star reviews. It's our top recommendation if you're looking for a quality, high performance CB antenna that will give you great range and last. Firestik prides itself on its high-quality, USA-made equipment, and this antenna is backed by a 5-year replacement warranty. The antenna has an adjustable tip, making it a snap to tune for optimal performance after installation. Trust us on this one: it's hard to go wrong with the Firestik FS.
|Model / SKU:||Firestik FS 2, 3, 4, 5|
|Recommended for:||Use with pick-up trucks, Jeeps, off-road vehicles, semis and commercial equipment. Can also be used with cars and vans, but magnetic mount antennas are often a better option.|
|Notable Features:||Our Favorite Fiberglass Antenna, Built in the USA, Tunable Tip, Strong TX/RX Performance|
|Antenna uses male 3/8" x 24 thread, compatible with all standard CB studs and mounts.|
|Black, White, Blue, Red, USA (Red, White, Blue - only available in 3' & 4' lengths)|
Approximate ranges are provided 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:||Includes Firestik FS II antenna with tunable tip|
Coax, mount & stud not included
If you took the proven features and performance of Firestik's famous KW series antennas and added a unique tuning mechanism to the top, you would own the equivalent of a Firestik II, FS Series antenna. Aside from the ease of tuning, the patented design broadens the antenna's bandwidth to keep SWR lower over more channels. The upper coil extension also increases the power handling capability of the antenna. All FS antennas are compatible with autos, trucks, vans, motorcycles and ATVs in a single antenna configuration when metallic ground plane is available. Or, they can be used in dual (co-phased) configuration on any vehicle made from any type of material. Like all CB antennas, the FS antennas should be fine-tuned (SWR) in their final mounting location. If you've ever tuned a non-tunable tip antenna, you'll have a real appreciation for the FS antennas. To tune an FS antenna, you just pop off the tip and turn the adjustment screw up or down as needed. All FS antennas exceed the requirements of any CB radio, new or old. Aside from the high-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.
The "FS" 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 shaft. Each is wound with heavy 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. Our 3/8"-24 threaded base has a tapered contact point that works especially well with Firestik mounts and accessories. The tapered "lug-nut" effect transfers stress away from the threads and reduces the possibility of vibration-induced loosening of the antenna in its mount. Each antenna is covered with a static-reducing, water-tight sleeve containing UV and pigment stabilizers. For peak performance, we recommend you use one of Firestik's 18-foot Fire-Flex 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-and-play" devices.
Firestik FS CB Antenna
Order this antenna as part of my CB install. I also ordered the universal hood mount, but buyer beware, universal doesn’t always mean it works. Had to order a different hood mount to work on my Tundra. The universal good mount made contact with my hood. Once the correct mount and mounting stud were in hand, install was a breeze. Tuning was very easy and SWR setting is around 1. Good quality antenna and looks great as well.
The Firestik FS (36 inch) is doing a fine job for me. No complaints here….