CBWI July 2001 New Products From AnttronŽ
This is the latest CB base station antenna to compete with the A-99. Dubbed the TNT, for the twist n tune type of SWR matching device, this 10 & 11 Meter antenna looks similar to the A-99. Comparing the two antennas, one thing missing from the specification sheet of the TNT is 17 - 10 meter coverage with an antenna tuner.
It will cover 10 & 11 meters. Maybe this sacrifice gives it it's 10.9 dB gain as compared to the A-99s 9.9 dB gain. Of course, the gain over a 1/4 wave dipole is probably 3dB for the A-99 and somewhere closer to 4dB for the TNT.
These numbers games started many years ago in the CB marketplace to give one company the edge over another, confusing the buyer because true gain was not quite understood by most consumers.
The reputable companies suffered until they were forced to use the same rating formulas to achieve an equivalent gain figure to the competition.
Following are the flier specifications of the Anttron® TNT CB base antenna:
TNT - 10 - 11 Meter Base Antenna
THE IDEAL 10 METER BASE STATION ANTENNA
(TNT) TWIST N TUNE
FIBERGLASS OMNIDIRECTIONAL BASE STATION ANTENNA
HAM - C.B. – COMMERCIAL
If you need an antenna that will cover 80-10 meters with an antenna tuner, check into the Anttron® 8010-B base station antenna.