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Title: Looking for a dual band
Post by: XYZ234 on January 05, 2010, 06:04:56 PM
I've looked through some reviews on here but would like some recommendations from you guys and girls for a good performing 2m/70cm mobile ( mag mount ) antenna, thanks.


Title: RE: Looking for a dual band
Post by: K0BG on January 06, 2010, 06:29:41 AM
Forget the mag mount. If you want the best, then purchase a Larsen NMO/270BK. Chance are it will outlast you.

Go to my web site, and look under VHF Options.

http://www.k0bg.com


Title: RE: Looking for a dual band
Post by: KE7AAS on January 19, 2010, 04:16:11 AM
I agree with Alan. Forget the mag mount. Get a real antenna and drill the hole. The only thing that can make a mag mount worse is using the lighter plug for power to your radio. mag mount and lighter plug, 2 of the worst things in a mobile install.


Title: RE: Looking for a dual band
Post by: KB1OCC on January 19, 2010, 07:28:08 AM
Maybe he has a need to use a radio in a car that isn't his?


Title: RE: Looking for a dual band
Post by: W0FM on January 19, 2010, 11:32:22 AM
Maybe he has a need to use a radio in a car that isn't his?

Could be.  But why worry about drilling a hole in a stolen car?   ::)


Title: RE: Looking for a dual band
Post by: KB1LKR on January 21, 2010, 05:42:55 PM
Larsen makes a square (rectangular?) based NMO mag mount that could be used under a Larsen NMO270B dual band whip for portable/temporary applications and can be removed by tipping onto an edge (line contact) vs. point contact of Larsen's round NMO mag mount offering a chance of doing less damage on removal.

I once used one (w/ a 1/4 wave 2m whip) on an inverted steel waste basket, not an ideal setup, but it sufficed drilling a 3/4" hole in the waste basket wasn't an option, it wasn't my waste basket!

Then there was the UHF female to UHF female "coupler" that happened to also be equipped w/ a crossed needle power/SWR meter, fortunately the coax was long enough w/o having to use a "coupler"!


Title: RE: Looking for a dual band
Post by: N0FPE on January 27, 2010, 04:33:54 PM
W0FM...now that was just damn funny!!!!!!  LOLOLOL!!!!