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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | Midland 18330B - Nmo Style 70cm 5/8 Wave 5db Help


Reviews Summary for Midland 18330B - Nmo Style 70cm 5/8 Wave 5db
Midland 18330B - Nmo Style 70cm 5/8 Wave 5db Reviews: 1 Average rating: 2.0/5 MSRP: $$32.95
Description: NMO Style 445-475mhz 5/8 Wave 5db mobile antenna about 30" long.
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WO7T Rating: 2/5 Aug 15, 2015 11:08 Send this review to a friend
Regret Keeping  Time owned: more than 12 months
I expected more than Midland could give in this monoband UHF antenna and it probably is intended more for the commercial market I'm now guessing After precise trimming and even fine tuning with SWR meter, the SWR was 2.0:1 at 440.0 1.5:1 at 445.0, and 2.4:1 at 450.0. Yes, I know that is not a disaster, but higher than I like to run with this new breed of compact heat heavy radios.

At about 2db less gain that this antenna's 5db, I should have started with the Laird B4304 as it is broad-banded match across the ham 70cm band, and I should have returned this one.
 


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