CAC1-COMBO Review, Written By James F. on Wed, Apr 30, 2014
I purchased this mount and mounted a Stryker antenna on it. After a bit over two years of use, this past Sunday I noticed the antenna was hanging out at an odd angle. I stopped, thinking that someone may have attempted to steal my antenna. Instead I discovered that the aluminum was fatigued right at the tab where the bolt hole goes thru it. The top tab was completely broken through, and the bottom tab was almost through also. If it had broken clear through at highway speed, I could have very easily lost an antenna that is well over 100.00, in value. This bracket is very nice for a Cascadia, but should be made out of a stronger material than aluminum, or at least reinforced around the bolt hole tabs where they mount to the door.
*IMPORTANT* Walcott CB does not suggest using a Stryker antenna with this mount. We commonly use the Predator 10K 22\" shaft antenna and Firestik FS5 without any breakage problems.
Pros: Good fit for the Cascadia which is notorious for having useless factory antenna and coax systems.
Cons: NOT STRONG ENOUGH MATERIAL USED IN CONSTRUCTION OF THIS BRACKET! I CANNOT RECOMMEND IT, UNTIL IT IS STRENGTHENED!