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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | Comet CX-333 Triband Base Antenna Help

Reviews Summary for Comet CX-333 Triband Base Antenna
Comet CX-333 Triband Base Antenna Reviews: 32 Average rating: 4.8/5 MSRP: $169.95
Description: Triband base antenna. 2m/1.25m/70cm (145/220/440)
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K1RI Rating: 2/5 Oct 24, 2014 14:35 Send this review to a friend
Can Not Couple  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Just opened my new antenna, looked over the instructions. Simple enough. I can't ever get past step one to couple the top and bottom sections. The top section has the male connection so far up the sleeve there is no way to make the connection. Anyone else have this problem?
K8CPA Rating: 5/5 Oct 13, 2014 10:03 Send this review to a friend
2 years later, still plugging along!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Two years after getting this antenna up, it's still plugging along. I picked up a SO-239 to male SMA pigtail and I now can listen all over the place!

Needless to say, I have a ton of freqs in my handheld and I listen to quite a bit. I also pick up a good deal of birdies and other offending transmitter issues around here too.

All in All, it was worth the money, I still haven't gotten a dual band mobile and a 220 MHZ mobile with a triplexer and duplexer. Someday I will, hopefully.

Pick one up, you can't go wrong.
KY4TS Rating: 5/5 Aug 12, 2014 13:33 Send this review to a friend
5+ years of solid performance  Time owned: more than 12 months
This is an update from my review in January of 2009. As of last night, the VSWR performance of this antenna is still within a few percent of when I installed it 5 and a half years ago. My analyzer will only let me check resonance up to 180MHz, but it was still close to the same resonance points as 2009. I was only able to check the 222MHz and 440MHZ bands with a VSWR meter. What maintenance have I done? Other than going up on the roof and lowering the mast to visually inspect the antenna twice a year, none!
K4QE Rating: 5/5 Sep 15, 2013 12:38 Send this review to a friend
5 Years and Counting  Time owned: more than 12 months
My CX-333 was easily assembled and readily mounted upon a tripod with ten foot mast on my roof at 45 feet AGL. It performs as expected on all three bands fed through a Comet CFX-324 triplexer. It has endured several severe storms with nary a wimper. Hard to go wrong with this one.
K1FPV Rating: 5/5 Sep 15, 2013 10:33 Send this review to a friend
Rugged & Holds Up Great !  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've had my vertical up over a year. It has withstood 70 MPH winds last winter in a blizzard we had not to mention strong gusty winds this summer during violent thunder storms. It is 50 feet up in the air at the base.

It has a decent SWR on all 3 bands while it takes a licking and keeps on ticking. I highly recommend it!

W9BBB Rating: 3/5 Sep 15, 2013 05:19 Send this review to a friend
Works good but very poorly designed   Time owned: more than 12 months
Works ok but very cheap metal and probably would not last long mounted above 50 feet. Metal very thin and bolt holding mast to base will shear out in a couple of month
KK4KBS Rating: 5/5 Sep 14, 2013 05:55 Send this review to a friend
Great Antenna  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I also have the CH-333 tribander. Extremely easy to put together ( like 20 minutes). Light weight attached to a roof vent pipe. I get into repeaters 155 miles away no problem in the early evenings. SWR pretty flat. Packed well in a thick, heavy tube by HRO. It fun to tune around the VHF / UHF bands and look for far away repeaters to jump into.
KB6LED Rating: 5/5 Aug 26, 2013 14:53 Send this review to a friend
Great antenna   Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Great antenna just replaced a Diamond X50 that I had on both VHF and UHF repeater with the CX333 night and day difference, very happy with it.
PU2NBU Rating: 5/5 Jan 30, 2013 08:11 Send this review to a friend
The V/U Triband "Queen"   Time owned: more than 12 months
easy to assemble, lightweight, almost invisible;

mine is 36 feet from ground in a 2 meter long/2 inches diameter alluminum mast fixed in the roof's edge at the rear of the house;

entirely wind proof, it seems will last forever;

outstanding signal reports both TX / RX;

very practical and convenient installation having just one coaxial cable connected to comet triplexer CFX-324 dividing simultaneous bands to 3 dedicated rigs: Icom 2200H, Alinco DR235TMKIII and Yaesu FT7900R;

Do not look further! Is is a Keeper !!
NJ3T Rating: 5/5 Nov 5, 2012 11:22 Send this review to a friend
Not Bad !  Time owned: more than 12 months
I must say that I did not expect this antenna to last. Especially in our situation. I am using this antenna on a 2m packet radio node which includes a backbone node on 220 mhz. We put this antenna and system up almost 15 years ago and it is still working fine! It is on top of a 180 foot tower on the highest mountiain top in PA. Winters are rough especially with ice build up. Check out the system build here: click on the left hand button labeled MT. DAVIS PACKET.
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