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Author Topic: Yaesu 8900 antenna recommendations  (Read 3628 times)
KJ4SKP
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« on: October 07, 2012, 01:40:08 PM »

I currently have a diamond cr 8900 antenna.Can anyone recommend a better antenna or perhaps antenna's ?  I wouldn't be opposed to a dedicated antenna for 10meters if that is recommended.
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K3GM
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 01:55:59 PM »

For mine, I use two NMO mounts with a Larsen NMO 2/70 on one, and a Larsen NMO 27 or a NMO 50 on the other, depending on what band I wish to operate on.
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AD4U
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 05:21:16 PM »

Ditto with K3GM on antennas for the 8900 in my truck.  Very good performance.  I do not think anything on the market will out perform that combo.

Dick  AD4U
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K3GM
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 07:54:04 PM »

Of course you'll need a diplexer.  You can use 3 NMO mounts with one particular triplexer and get all four bands with 3 antennas.  I have that triplexer, but just haven"t installed it yet.  I can get that model number if.you want.
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KJ4SKP
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2012, 02:14:45 PM »

thanks for the great info
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KJ4OBR
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2012, 11:10:36 AM »


I'm running a Larsen nmo27 for 10, and a Maldol ex510b nmo for 2, 6, and 440 through a comet cf-360f diplexer. Everything works very well, though in the spirit of experimentation, I'm planning to swap a Larsen nmo50 for 2 and 6 (5/8ths wave 2m loads nicely as a 1/4 wave 6m), add a 1/4 wave for 440 through a second diplexer.

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I currently have a diamond cr 8900 antenna.Can anyone recommend a better antenna or perhaps antenna's ?  I wouldn't be opposed to a dedicated antenna for 10meters if that is recommended.
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K3GM
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2012, 06:24:45 PM »

This outfit: http://www.rfwiz.com/AustinAntenna/AustinAntenna_InfoDat.htm builds a number of quality quadplexers, but none for 10m,6m,2m, 70cm.  I wrote to him last year expressing an interest in one that would suit the '8900 but never heard back. Perhaps someone else would have better luck.
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W2TKW
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2012, 07:52:41 AM »

Of course you'll need a diplexer.  You can use 3 NMO mounts with one particular triplexer and get all four bands with 3 antennas.  I have that triplexer, but just haven"t installed it yet.  I can get that model number if.you want.

I currently use a HF/50Mhz+ diplexer with my 8900, working mostly the 10 and 2 meter bands.  Currently I use an improved ham stick for 10 and and a 3 band antenna for 6 meters and up.  I am in the process of moving to a three antenna system and am just lacking the triplexer.  What is the model of that triplexer?  I have been looking for it but have not had much luck tracking it down. Any help would be appreciated.

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AA4TX
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2012, 08:50:05 PM »

FT-8900 with 10 meter software deviation mod, Larsen NMO2/70, Larsen NMO50, Larsen NMO27. Diplexors. 10 meters FM lots of fun driving home from work!

AA4TX
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