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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | Comet B-10 dual band mobile antenna Help

Reviews Summary for Comet B-10 dual band mobile antenna
Comet B-10 dual band mobile antenna Reviews: 14 Average rating: 4.2/5 MSRP: $39.95
Description: It provides gain of 2.15 dBi/2.15dBi. VSWR 1.5 : 1 or less. This antenna can handle up to 50 watts. It has a black, cellular appearance.
Product is in production.
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K6NJ Rating: 5/5 Jul 5, 2011 09:52 Send this review to a friend
This is a great antenna  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I have two of these antennas. Both are on vehicles that need to clear the garage door. One is mounted to my Nissan Frontier with a NMO roof mount, the other is on an Acura MDX with a magnetic roof mount. The antenna is well constructed and very low profile. Both perform very well and I have not been able to tell much difference between this antenna and a 5/8 wave when I switch them!
WA6BFH Rating: 2/5 Oct 21, 2009 14:40 Send this review to a friend
Just another product  Time owned: months
I liked a varient of this antenna that I used with a 40 and 15 Meter handi-talkie!
KB1MGF Rating: 5/5 Oct 21, 2009 14:13 Send this review to a friend
Good antenna  Time owned: more than 12 months
Mounted on the rack of my Grand Cherokee it still fits in the 7' garage door. Performance is better than I would expect for a small antenna. After several years of use, a maple snagged the coil and ripped it in two. Oh well.
N1KSN Rating: 5/5 Mar 6, 2009 13:00 Send this review to a friend
Works well for me.  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I bought this antenna so I could drive my old Ford Explorer into the garage without either (1) removing or folding over a longer antenna, or (2) forgetting the antenna and hearing a "clunk" as the antenna flops over onto the vehicle's roof after hitting the top of the garage door.

I have been quite pleased with its performance for driving around town and getting into the usual repeaters, none of which is more than 15 miles distant. I am able to keep the rig on 5 watts, too. The large metal roof of the Explorer can't hurt, of course.

So I give it a 5 for doing what I'd expect from a compromise dual band antenna and for having decent construction quality.
KF6UME Rating: 5/5 Mar 4, 2009 18:48 Send this review to a friend
Great little antenna  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I installed the B-10 on my Jeep using the Comet RS-730 lip mount. The SWR was below 1.5 across the 2 meter band. I swapped the antenna with a 5/8 wave and received identical signal reports using simplex at 5 miles distance over hilly terrain. I prefer the B-10 over my 5/8 due primarily due to size and 70cm capability.
N8EKT Rating: 5/5 Jan 27, 2008 16:52 Send this review to a friend
Great antenna  Time owned: more than 12 months
Slightly less performance than 1/4 wave on 2 meters.
Excellent performance on 440.
N1KDO Rating: 4/5 Nov 19, 2007 13:58 Send this review to a friend
Stubby / Stealthy  Time owned: more than 12 months
This antenna is a reasonable compromise dual-band antenna. It I have used a B-10 NMO on my last 4 cars, mounted on the center of the roof with a drilled through NMO mount. It gets into my garage and most parking decks with no clangs -- and this is mounted on top of a mid-sized SUV. It is fairly stealthy and definitely low-profile. What it does not do is put out a whopping signal, which is about what I expect for a 12" long cellular look-alike. If I am going on a long road trip, then I am likely to put on a bigger antenna. It should get a 4.9rating, not quite a 5 because I am sure that a quarter wave would work better on 2M.
W4AMP Rating: 0/5 Nov 18, 2007 10:28 Send this review to a friend
Dog  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Used it as a back of set antenna with a 90 degree uhf adapter on an Yaesu FT897. Was on a trip in Key West using the batteries in the rig which do 20 watts vhf and 10 watts uhf. Antenna failed first day. Had it replaced next trip to HRO which is almost a 100 miles from here. Still have second antenna in bag for an emergency, hope it does not fail again. Bought a Comet SBB7 the same day, it just failed as well. Obviously no quality control at Comet. Ten years ago they made solid antennas. Not any more.
KC0CDX Rating: 5/5 Dec 17, 2006 12:35 Send this review to a friend
pleased  Time owned: more than 12 months
I've had this antenna for about 4 years, and in the metro and surrounding areas it works very well for repeater work. In addition to performance, it looks nice, doesn't attract a lot of attention, and allows me to get into parking garages, etc without removing it. It has held up very well in extreme Minnesota weather.
K5HDM Rating: 5/5 May 2, 2006 17:19 Send this review to a friend
My Comet B-10 NMO  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I have the NMO mount B-10. This is an amazing antenna. I have a sporty car that doesn't even have a FM radio antenna, so looks are important.. but having something that works well is just as important. I have tried many different dual band antennas, and this actually works better than some of the longer antennas i've tried. This antenna works great, and I'd suggest to anyone, even if the antenna size isn't a factor.
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