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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | Maldol AS-20 (Now Comet AS20) Help


Reviews Summary for Maldol AS-20 (Now Comet AS20)
Maldol AS-20 (Now Comet AS20) Reviews: 4 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $22
Description: 8.5 inch thin wire dual band SMA antenna.
Product is in production.
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KI4GTJ Rating: 5/5 Oct 28, 2012 22:22 Send this review to a friend
Works like it should does a great JOB  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Great antenna works well
 
W8DEC Rating: 5/5 Aug 12, 2009 13:15 Send this review to a friend
Nice Antenna  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Nice 8.5" antenna. Using my VX-7R on L1 (0.5W), I was able to check into a net on a UHF repeater about 15 - 20 miles away!

I plan to use it for the MS150 Bike tour. I'll post another review after the event.

73 de Matt W8DEC@arrl.net
 
VK3KBC Rating: 5/5 May 24, 2009 06:07 Send this review to a friend
Great Antenna but not super flexible  Time owned: more than 12 months
Hi,

I've owned this antenna for about 2 years and have been very pleased with it.

This antenna is very well constructed and a robust and solid performer. On my VX-7R, it performs marginally better than the original antenna, although it's much more flexible and less obtrusive.

Unfortunately, I accidentally bent the antenna well past its flexibility limit close its base, resulting in a permanent sharp bend.

When I attempted to straighten it, the whip broke off at the base revealing an inner radiator of what appears to be stainless steel wire.

PROS: Great Performance, unobtrusive, highly flexible over a large radius.

CONS: Not super flexible like some h/h antennas. Sharp bends over a small area will permanently plastically deform the inner wire conductor causing it to snap if straightened.

Also, some RF feedback was noted on my VX-7R transmission when antenna was parallel to and touching the body on UHF. This is not present on the original antenna in the same position.



 
N8EKT Rating: 5/5 Jan 5, 2009 11:36 Send this review to a friend
Big performance in a small antenna  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Plenty of bang for the buck.
Big improvement over shorter antennas without having to put up with huge and flimsy antennas.
Picked mine up at TEN-TEC while in Tennesee.


 


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