Francis Pre-Tuned CB Antenna
- Ideal for CBers that want an antenna requiring little setup or tuning
- Available in 3', 4', 5' and 5.5' lengths
The Francis Pre-Tuned Antenna goes from the box to the airwaves in no time at all. Quickly mount your antenna without the hassle of a long setup time. These antennas don't usually require tuning, but it's important to test SWR to ensure safe operation levels. Why? Lack of a ground plane or other issues unrelated to antenna length can cause high SWR levels and may potentially damage radio equipment if not corrected.
|Model / SKU:||Francis CB Series 3, 4, 5|
|Recommended for:||CB users seeking an antenna that can be quickly set up and operational. Fiberglass construction is ideal for pick-up trucks, semis and large passenger vehicles. Can also be used with cars and vans, but magnet antennas are often easier to install.|
|Notable Features:||Pre-Tuned for Minimal Adjustment, Exclusive Double Helical Winding|
|Antenna uses male 3/8" x 24 thread, compatible with all standard CB studs and mounts available.|
|4', 5', 3'|
|Black, White, Orange|
|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:||Francis Pre-Tuned CB Antenna |
Mount and coax cable sold separately
Used these on my big trucks and pick-ups, a motorcycle,everything I ever had a radio in. Never failed, never broke, was always able to get out. Had to back into a bldg. years ago and they were way too tall, tied them in a knot and got it done. Only problem is that when they get old, handle 'em with gloves on, they'll give you the worst splinters ever....
I installed my new Francis pre-tuned antenna without complications. I located the 4' antenna on the driver side between my tailgate and taillight regarding my 2018 Nissan Desert Runner. I know the antenna was delivered pre-tuned but I did have to cut 1/2 inch off the top for very low SWR readings. I used bolt cutters which made the adjustment simple. I installed a heavy duty spring to my antenna due to my trail driving I do. All in all I recommend Francis Antennas for your cb install.
It's light weight flexible and great for anyone not concerned with receiving or trans mitting any kind of distance.
I owned Francis whip Antennas back in the 70's, the new one is preforming as expected.
I had a 3' Francis on a ball and spring mount on the driver's side of my pickup truck. The SWR was not tune below 2.8. I ended up switching to a bigger antenna and it tuned fine. Not a bad antenna, but just know that you might need a 4 or 5 foot model depending on your installation.