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Author Topic: 50-watts UHF Mobile ~ Exposure?  (Read 838 times)
N1RIK
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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2006, 09:51:05 PM »

What kind of performance do you get out of your antenna for only being 33 in tall??
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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2006, 07:37:48 AM »

Well, I called up Universal.  They were going to switch me to the B, however I spoke to a rep there and he told me the "B" was on backorder for a few weeks, so I'm just taking the C.  As long as the center-load doesn't melt on me, I'll be happy  Smiley ~ Bill
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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2006, 03:49:39 PM »

Performance?

The 270 will hold its own against any of the so-called super antennas except at maybe the extreme fringe, 50-60 miles. If the terrain is hilly or mountainous the big antennas tend to fall on their face because the radiation angle is so low the terrain blocks the signal. The are best at long range in flat country.

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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2006, 05:53:17 PM »

Well, I'm sure this antenna will do the trick. I'll have it on Thursday.  Now I just hope my repeater stands up decently.  I re-inforced it with extra silicon and put silicon tape around the joint in the center of the antenna.  My the time the radiation gets through the duplexer & my feedline, I think only about 10-watts is reaching the antenna, which is pretty minimum.  I don't to pay for another TV installer visit anytime soon HI HI.  My first antenna was a larsen 2m 5/8 wave.  It seemed to surpise my 2m Radio Shack 5/8 wave by far (so didn't my 37" Tram, although it's melting lol).  I wish I still had that Larsen.  I ended up leaving it up in NH when I moved down here.
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