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Author Topic: INFO ON THESE ANTENNAS!!!!!  (Read 426 times)
VE7REN
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« on: February 14, 2004, 01:41:27 AM »

HAS ANYONE HAD GOOD LUCK WITH THE VALOR 002 MAGMOUNT MOBILE,OR THE WILSON 5/8 2 METER ANTENNAS.IM TOSSING TO GET EITHER ONE.THE WILSON LOOKS BETTER CONSRTUCTION.I WANT TO STAY FAIRLY CHEAP ON PRICE,BUT I DONT KNOW WHAT ELSE TO GET??? I WANT MAG,AS SHORT A WHIP AS POSSIBLE,100WATT CAPABILITY.
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2004, 10:43:51 AM »

In the future please do not use all caps as they are hard to read and are the web equivilent of shouting.

The shortest possible 2 m mobile antenna is a 1/4 wave. The difference between it and anyone's 5/8 wave in an urban setting is moot. You do add a measure of loss using a mag mount so permanent mounting is preferred. An NMO mount is the best solution.

Alan, KØBG
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KC8AXJ
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2004, 11:25:42 AM »

Larson 5/8 wave, NMO mag. mount.

Bar none !!

If your use is  "urban" ( a never leaves the (big ?) city kinda person), then yes, 1/4 W would be fine. But who doesn't get out and about now and then.

Or, get both elements and change it to your environment.

IMHO


Steve
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K0BG
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2004, 05:28:43 PM »

One thing to keep in mind Steve, a 5/8 wave has a slight advantage in gain, which lowers its radiation angle. Depending on the HAAT of the repeater antenna, this may be a disadvantage, urban or suburban use notwithstanding.

If you check in Radiall/Larsen's catalog and read the fine print, you'll see that a roof mounted 1/4 wave will typically out perform a trunk mounted 5/8 wave.

Alan, KØBG
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