I have a Cobra 19 Ultra 2, along with a magnetic mount Antenna (not sure on brand). and I cannot get signal unless I park near power lines or something with tons of juice running through it. It's a 4ft antenna and i've checked all my connections. I'm just at my wits end trying to figure out why I cannot get more than 1-2 bars of signal. I'm thinking I need to get rid of this $20 antenna and upgrade to a K40 or something. Reason I need this CB, Radar detectors are illegal in VA, So... I just listen to the truckers and let them tell me where the bacon is.