Originally Posted by zdave83
Anybody know how effective the radio/CB combo antenna was compared to a standalone CB antenna? I'd like to put a CB in my '82, but unsure about the combo.
Thanks - Dave
I was a store manager for radio shack from 77 to 82 right at the height of the cb boom.
all combo antennas are bad for cb's as they are using a receiving antenna for broadcasting. I can't tell you how many radios came back with their 'finals' cooked because of this, but we used to diagnose them as the folks were getting out of their cars.
given the limited metal 'plane' of the corvette, I would recommend getting a full quarter wave whip or fixed fiberglass stick if you really want to use a cb
one thing I remember about this fun little era in my life is that people never looked like their handle or voice. I remember I met this one woman, went by honey bunny. She looked more like a honey glazed ham when I met her.
gawd, I'm gonna be sick all day now.