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Author Topic: Antenna Slection  (Read 395 times)
K7UTA
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« on: January 29, 2009, 10:17:32 AM »

I have a 05 Dodge truck and would like to mount an antenna on it.
The radio Im using is a tri band handheld for now.
Plans are to go with a dual band mobile later.
I am leaning towards putting the mount on the hood as close to the cab as I can.
The reason mounting on the hood instead of the roof is because of the height of the vehicle.
Im thinking about a NMO mount antenna with either a Larson or a Comet SBB 224 NMO.
Which would be the beter choice?
Thanks





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K0BG
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 05:25:00 AM »

There is but one choice if you want long life and reliability, and that's a Larsen NMO2/70BK.

Whatever you do, don't compare gain figures as they're almost meaningless in the face of advertising hype, especially with the imports in general, and Comet specifically.

Alan, KØBG
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N8EKT
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 06:27:34 AM »

The Larsen at only 32inches high is by far the best antenna of that size and type.

I use my Larsen NMO270BK on my roof mount when I will be traveling to the fringe areas.

But I find that my Comet B10-NMO at only 12 inches
on the roof works well enough on both bands for local
travel.
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