M28443: The firestick that you mention is one of the antennas I use too when I can get a ground; and it does perform very well and thanks for your input ! The NGP is a compromise but, it does beat NOT having a CB for those trips ! I carry a WILSON 3 ft NGP kit on a CLAW mount if I have to drive one of the trucks that has the mirrors that don't ground .
YES sir I concur COMPLETELY ! If you have a good ground a standard ground plane antenna will be MUCH better than the NGP for sure . Some of these trucks coming out now do not have any "groundable " metal on the mirror brackets , which is about the only location for an antenna . I slipseat ALOT , meaning I drive different trucks daily sometimes changing trucks at my turnaround point and returning .
Are you talking about the Firestick NGP antenna OR the regular Firestick antenna ? This Wilson NGP is primarily made for those installs that do not have a proper ground plane . IMO if you do have an acceptable ground plane a "regular " ground plane type antenna will perform better .
funnyman1972: slide to tune is just cheating your swr...what matters is what is at the end of your antenna...but willson does make some good antennas.