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Author Topic: hate the little nubby  (Read 1614 times)
AF5DN
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« on: May 23, 2012, 10:28:39 AM »

I want to add a 2M to my Jeep but I hate the little nubby antenna.   Anyone have a recommendation of good LONG 2M ant?  Maybe a 5/8 whip?


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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 10:47:09 AM »

The Diamond M285S and NR22L are excellent performers. Either require beefy mounting systems.

Clint K6LCS
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 11:38:38 AM »

I want to add a 2M to my Jeep but I hate the little nubby antenna.   Anyone have a recommendation of good LONG 2M ant?  Maybe a 5/8 whip?

http://www.diamondantenna.net/nr770hnmo.html

Some people have complained about quality, but I have 2 NMO mounts that work just fine after years of harsh Colorado winters.
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KCJ9091
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 03:42:36 PM »

Larsen NMO-150.  If you do off roading put the spring kit on it and they are near indestructible.
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KB3HG
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 05:51:27 AM »

Yes Larsen is good. have 3/8 24 and NMO 5/8 wave, 3/8-24 is from the 70's when I bought it new. The other is a few years old, Also have an old co-linear 2m antenna , 7' 1" But 1/4 wave does pretty good also and is not long. Remember, pick your antenna for what you want it to do. Then read reviews on it. Better to spend a little time reading than being disappointed.

Tom Kb3hg
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KJ4YOJ
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012, 02:34:15 PM »

I use a Hustler SF-2 5/8 2M whip on our 1999 Suburban.  The antenna uses a 3/8 x 24 mount, so mounts are readily available on eBay.  I have mine mounted on the luggage rack, but be careful of low-lying limbs as I have broke mine twice.  The good thing is that I sent the coil back to Hustler, and they replaced it for free.  The best thing about it is that they cost $21 from Universal-Radio, shipping included.

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Paul KJ4YOJ
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W0FM
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2012, 01:10:14 PM »

I'm not sure I understand what it is that you hate in the "little nubby".  At 2 meters, a quarter wave antenna is about 19" long.  Quality 2 meter quarter wave antennas (often stainless steel) can be VERY durable antennas and I wouldn't classify them as "little nubbies". 

Are you specifically looking for a "long" antenna for performance, durability or looks (something to attach a pennant to)?

73,

Terry, WØFM
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