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Author Topic: Indoors: Diamond X-50 or Larsen NMO 2/70?  (Read 491 times)
K1KIK
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« on: September 21, 2009, 03:14:29 PM »

I am setting up an FT-7900R for use in my shack.  I have several repeaters within 10 miles.  For repeater use, would I be better off with a Diamond X-50 2m/440 or a Larsen NMO 2/70 (or what)?  The antenna can be mounted in my attic near a window or in the shack room (in house ground level) above the cabinet.
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 03:29:52 PM »

X-50 in the attic would normally be far better.
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W3LK
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 03:30:21 PM »

The X-50. It is self contained and is designed as a home/ permanent station antenna. The Larsen will need a ground plane under it and is designed for mobile, not permanent, installation.

The BEST location is outside, 25-30 feet off the ground.
The next best is in the attic.
The worst place is in the shack at ground level.

73,

Lon - W3LK
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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