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Author Topic: small anttena for vx-7r  (Read 4363 times)
4Z7GBA
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« on: March 05, 2011, 01:47:23 AM »

hallo
i want to buy a new Small antenna for yaesu vx-7r

i find too anttenas

dimond    srh-805s
and
comet      sma501 ducky


i want your opinion on this too anttena
witch is better ?

about the dimond i herd that there is fake ones
how can i know i what i buy is real or fake ?


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KG4RUL
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2011, 09:06:44 AM »

It depends on what you are going to use it for.  We have the Comet antenna on my Wife's VX-5R and it works great at her work location ( a hospital).  Of course, the 70CM repeater hub she accesses there is line-of-sight to to the building she works in.  I can also hit a 70CM hub, about one mile from my home.  As far as 2M, it is very hit or miss with this little antenna.
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4Z7GBA
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2011, 09:21:19 AM »

I need it for evreything that the vx7 can do
but most for vhf
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N0SYA
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2011, 10:04:16 AM »

Hi
I'm partial to the armpit tickler antennas, but if they're too long for whatever reason a standard duck with one of the "tiger tails" attached does very well and is much more flexible.

http://adjunct.diodon349.com/Radio/ht_tiger_tails_and_other_good_info.htm

http://home.frognet.net/~mcfadden/wd8rif/pdf/ht_antennas.pdf
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4Z7GBA
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2011, 12:23:06 AM »

wich one of the two anttena
is better ?


i know that it is not going to be good as the original or an antenna with "tiger tails"

but from the two
wich is better
the comet or the dimond
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KG4RUL
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2011, 05:14:46 AM »

Looking at available, published specs, neither one stands out.  To reiterate, you are likely to be disappointed with the performance of either antenna on VHF frequencies, at other than line-of-sight distances.
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4Z7GBA
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2011, 08:20:22 AM »

so the best anttena is with tiger tails

i have one but i still hate it
stuk in my shirt all the time

may be i will try another one more luss
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KD8HMO
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2011, 12:12:25 AM »

I made the big mistake of buying a new VX-7R recently. The radio is a cute deal but performs terribly, expecially with the stock antenna. I am on my 2nd unit (warranty replacement 3 weeks after purchase). At the moment, I am using the Diamond SRH320A. Its a bit longer than the original antenna, but is very flexible. It will transmit on all 4 bands. I cant really compare it to anything else, because the radio still has horrible receive, even with the longer antenna. Dont expect any miracles with this radio.
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KJ4VTH
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 06:28:04 PM »

I've had pretty good luck with the stock antenna.  Tried a couple others at a hamfest but they did not seem to perform any better in limited testing.

My VX-7 has very good receive (as does my FT-270).  I can hit repeaters 10 miles away from inside my house, 20 miles away standing on my back deck, and receive stations even further away.
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