Biggest CB Antenna?

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by VK5DJM, Oct 7, 2020.

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  1. VK5DJM

    VK5DJM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi Folks
    I just had to share this story with you as it's not very often that you see a structure like this. It's a guy who's just finished installing a 16 element yagi on 27Mhz. It has a 117 foot boom. What a monster. I uploaded some pics for you to look at:

    As far as I know this is the biggest CB antenna on the planet. I would love to hear if anyone has heard of any that are bigger than this. How does this thing even stay up in the air.
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  2. M0AGP

    M0AGP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Crikey! He even seems to have even guyed the boom twice... There has to be a good story behind this. Does the guy have a ham license?
  3. WA7ARK

    WA7ARK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I thought that there is a "size limit" for CB antennas? Another example of our toothless FCC?
  4. KA0HCP

    KA0HCP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    But does it have the safety sticker?

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  5. KI4POT

    KI4POT Ham Member QRZ Page

    The station in question is in the US. The website and author are in Australia.

    As for FCC rules:
    {C} If your antenna is installed at a fixed location (whether receiving, transmitting or both) it must comply with EITHER one of the following:
    [1] The highest point must not be more than 20 feet (6.10 meters) higher than the highest point of the building or tree on which it is mounted;
    [2] The highest point must not be more than 60 feet (18.3 meters) above the ground.

    The boom is 117' long, which isn't regulated. The pic doesn't show the entire tower. It *could* be within limit, but it's probably not given what we can see.

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  6. WA7ARK

    WA7ARK Ham Member QRZ Page

    AFIK, John Bartal (Motormouth Maul) is in the USA.
  7. KB1CKT

    KB1CKT Ham Member QRZ Page

    IIRC it was a limit to distance of 150 miles max communication distance. Maybe it changed.

    Lemme guess: the antenna is rated for multiple kW's but the user only runs 4W, right? or 12W on SSB.
  8. KI4POT

    KI4POT Ham Member QRZ Page

  9. N3HGB

    N3HGB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Things the FCC cares about more than big CB beams : "absolutely everything else"
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  10. W0AQ

    W0AQ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    He'll be a lot of help in setting up a convoy in the next state.
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