What's up guys.
I make a 115 mile road trip almost every weekend through rural Texas highways. I see a decent amount of trucker traffic all with big antennas and want to get in on some of the action.
The set-up I'm looking at is a Uniden PRO510XL and a Wilson trunk lip mount antenna. I plan on leaving the mount on till I sell the car in a couple years since the trunk lip mounts I've seen look pretty clean, and I'm quite lazy.
My question is, do you have to re-tune your antenna or reset your SWR everytime you remove and reinstall the whip? I've never had a CB so I don't know anything about this.
If you do have to reset or tune your SWR everytime then I will probably go with either the Lilttle Wil or the 1000 w/ a Short Load Adapter. This away I can park in and out of my garage with no problems, and I will just leave it on most of the time. If you don't have to reset your SWR everytime and can remove and reinstall the antenna quickly then I will probably go with the 1000 or 5000 with the 62" whip and only install the whip when I'm making roadtrips.
The clearance from my trunk lip to the ceiling of my garage entry is exactly 38".