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    Bought one of these from ebay and for a couple o quid was quite impressed! The middle bit is real carbon fibre! Anyway after unscrewing it, i wondered if i could improve on the reception by cutting middle section out of the silver rod and replacing it with a coil of wire/cable? Remember from the old CB days about having a coil on an aerial gives the same effect as it would be straight? Any ideas/thoughts?
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    Don't know about that aerial but have just got a Richbrook one with a black metal base a thin aluminium rod and a black plastic tip. Looks good and reception is as good if not better than the VX original.

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    I had one... it only lasted a couple of weeks as it reduced radio reception so I removed it and went back to the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_k_sri View Post
    Don't know about that aerial but have just got a Richbrook one with a black metal base a thin aluminium rod and a black plastic tip. Looks good and reception is as good if not better than the VX original.
    got any pics/links for that one John?

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    Stick it on a Quality Street Tin, That made my CB reception much better

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofty View Post
    got any pics/links for that one John?
    There you go. Got one in black for £9.99 in Halfords. 'Sale' item.

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    I have a silver richbrook one and there a nice touch

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_k_sri View Post
    There you go. Got one in black for £9.99 in Halfords. 'Sale' item.

    same as my one john. i got the chrome one, i will second it a good aerial with good reception.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Envy View Post
    Stick it on a Quality Street Tin, That made my CB reception much better
    Remember it well m8, mag mount n quality street tin on the window sill!
    Well think im gonna ave a play with it, nowt to lose, i'll let ya know how it goes!

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