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Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | Comet CA-2x4SR Help

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K4XXX  Rating: 5/5 Apr 20, 2017 23:17  Send this review to a friend!
Best antenna I've used  Time owned: more than 12 months
I purchased this antenna winter of 2013 and fender mounted it on my truck (I know, I know...).

Quick background: Ham and Fire/Rescue, so I use this antenna for both services, as well as GMRS.

Immediately I noticed an improvement over the jetstream dual band antenna and the 5/8 vhf whips I've tried and compared the antenna to. Fast forward, I magnet mounted it on the roof, and as expected it performed even better! So much so I bought a second and put it on the fender mount and had the one mag-mounted on the roof. Fast forward again to spring 2016, I got a back rack on my truck and mounted the antenna on the middle top of the back rack and it performs wonderfully. I can really notice a difference between a normal Larsn 5/8 wave UHF antenna vs this antenna on UHF deep in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. Vhf is untouched by 5/8 wave whips, this antenna out performs them in my experience. I purchased the spring as on my 2500 Ram, on top of the back rack, this antenna sits very high and trees don't play nice with antennas. So far its held up against low branches, low over passes, and whatever else it has hit.

I would recommend, and have recommended this antenna numerous times to folks. Works great for both ham and public safety operations. 
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