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K2WLO
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« on: March 10, 2014, 05:03:05 PM »

I have been looking for a VHF combiner. I have a VHF rig and an APRS tracker in my truck.
I'd like to combine the coax leads into one antenna. I've seen a few but only with sma connectors.
is there a VHF combiner available with SO or PL259?
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 06:02:09 AM »

There are a few different things called "combiners".  What you're trying to do isn't going to be readily solved by any of them.

The most direct, simple, effective and economic approach is to install a 2nd antenna.


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K2WLO
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 06:14:26 AM »

Thanks Mark.
That is what I have now, two antennas. I want to instal a 10m rig and was thinking my truck is going to look like an "angry porcupine" with three antennas.
Although the angry porcupine look isn't necessarily a deal breaker...
John, K2WLO
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 12:43:23 PM »


More antennas = better.  Always.


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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2014, 06:41:28 AM »

Thanks Mark.
That is what I have now, two antennas. I want to instal a 10m rig and was thinking my truck is going to look like an "angry porcupine" with three antennas.
You say that like it's a bad thing Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2014, 02:32:54 PM »

Hum! I have two VHF/UHF antennas, one 6 meter loop, a Scorpion 680 for HF with a 5 foot diameter cap hat four foot above that, and a 24 inch-sized alien head of both front doors of my Ridgeline. I do get a lot of stares from all sorts of folks, but what the hey, I know they're just jealous!
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M6GOM
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2014, 08:45:14 AM »

I have been looking for a VHF combiner. I have a VHF rig and an APRS tracker in my truck.
I'd like to combine the coax leads into one antenna. I've seen a few but only with sma connectors.
is there a VHF combiner available with SO or PL259?
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There are some available with N-Types on however the separation isn't fantastic. I use a Kenwood TM-D710 and have one side running APRS and the other I use as a VHF/UHF radio.
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