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Author Topic: HT Dual Band Antenna  (Read 2004 times)
KE4AIF
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« on: March 12, 2012, 10:36:44 PM »

I want the best HT Dual Band Antenna (2 Meter-440) with a BNC connection. Any Ideas? Thanks
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AD7C
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 12:09:44 PM »

"The Best" what?  Best Receive... Best Transmit... Best Lasting.... Best portable, etc. etc.  Please remember it's an HT and not matter what it will be compromise.

I can recommend a good performing and long lasting HT antenna: DIAMOND RH-77CA  It will outperform stock and other after-market antennas.  Diamond also makes a full-size telescopic antenna that gives you about the best performance you can from an HT without moving to an external "mobile" type antenna, however... it's big, bulky, and not pedestrian (walking) friendly.  DIAMOND RH-789

73,

Rich
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 05:27:10 PM »

hi,

got one of these when my stock antenna on my th-78a wore out.

The Larsen KD4-270 is a respected dual band 2 meter/70 cm HT antenna. It operates as a full 1/4 wave on UHF and as a loaded 1/4 wave on 2 meters. Frequency range is 144-148 and 440-450 MHz. It has an attractive and durable PVC finish. Silver plated contact pin. Approximately 9 inches. Terminates to an un skirted BNC plug.

73 james
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N4NYY
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 05:31:11 PM »

I second the DIAMOND RH-77CA on my Yaesu FT-60. Incredible improvement.
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KE4AIF
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 08:34:44 PM »

Thanks for the info so far. Going to check out these antennas. Thanks. Anybody with more info please send.
Thanks for the help KE4AIF
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K5BJS
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 08:44:42 AM »

There is a thread in the VHF/UHF forum you might want to check out:  Antenna for Yaesu FT-60R.  The FT-60 has an SMA connector, but many SMA antennas have a corresponding BNC version.
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K1WJ
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012, 10:01:46 AM »

Look at reviews on Smiley 270A - Tri-Band HT antenna.

Has two types of connector versions.

Mine hooked to VX-3R - good to go.

73 K1WJ David
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