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Old 03-24-2016, 03:54 PM
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JKU, 2ft antenna and 6 mile range.

Previously I had a 3ft Firefly installed in the same position with no ground bonding installed and we were only able to muster about 2.5 miles verified straight line with Google Earth.
I've switched to a lower profile 2ft Firestik2, same mounting position and bonded the body to the frame at all 4 corners, as well as bonded the hood to the firewall.
Performance has increased dramatically. We've done some distance testing (verified by Google Earth) and it's varying from 5.25 miles up to 6 miles before communication is completely lost. The distances were measured in populated area with very noticeable old construction power line interference.
We also re-tested the 3ft Firefly antenna and it was showing very close to the same distances as the 2ft Firestik2 but with a little less consistency.
The increased clearance /low profile and seemingly slightly more consistent Firestik2 will be staying on my JKU.

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