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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | Comet DS-150S Discone Antenna Help

Reviews Summary for Comet DS-150S Discone Antenna
Comet DS-150S Discone Antenna Reviews: 5 Average rating: 4.2/5 MSRP: $$99.95
Description: Wide band Discone Antenna
For: 25 ~ 1500 MHZ
Product is in production.
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K4AOO Rating: 3/5 Apr 17, 2018 09:14 Send this review to a friend
6 meter swr is high  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I just put this up a few days ago. I expect it will perform as advertised with the exception of one thing; My swr for six meters is at 2.5 at 51 mhz and I've been unable to get it down following the instructions that came with the antenna. I'm no expert, so I could be overlooking something, but I don't think so.
K4NAL Rating: 4/5 Sep 19, 2014 15:26 Send this review to a friend
Well Built  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I don't have a method for checking SWR on 2m or 20cm but the antenna does receive on those two bands. The antenna is very well built and looks awesome attached to my chimney. It came preset on 6m for 51MHZ. I tried tuning it for a lower center frequency, but ran out of whip! I figured out a kluge by clipping an alligator clip by itself to the tip of the tuning whip! That did it! I am now happy with a center frequency of 50.100mhz and swr of 1.2:1 and 2:1 bandwidth is about 200khz. Let's see how it hears once the fall tropo season kicks off down here in North West Florida!
N5OFQ Rating: 4/5 Aug 24, 2011 09:42 Send this review to a friend
Good for everything but 220mhz  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This discone advertises transmitting on everything EXCEPT 220 and for good reason. I tried it and it doesn't work well at all. My rubber duck inside the house works better. To be fair, it works well on all other advertised freqs and is solid construction. Works well on wideband receive.
KE5ZGI Rating: 5/5 Feb 27, 2011 21:06 Send this review to a friend
Works well  Time owned: more than 12 months
Had this antenna for over a year now and WOW a great performer. Holds up to wind with no problems at all. I have had 0 issues so far. Used it for Tx on 222,144, and 440 bands. I use a Satellite arm and an extra three feet of pipe to support it.
N8GSJ Rating: 5/5 Jul 18, 2007 15:12 Send this review to a friend
Great all band antenna  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Well?...I have had my Comet DS-150S up for a month or a little more now...I initially wanted an antenna for APRS and packet that could free up my other Opek UVS-200 dual band vertical for rag chewing...I also have a TS-2000 and saw that this antenna covered 6 meters and 1.2 GHZ...Whats not to like about that?...I could get my feet wet on those bands and run a seperate APRS radios...So...My first thoughts the heck do you adjust it?...Turns out that only the 6 meter top section can be adjusted for SWR and its preset to 51.0 MHZ and its pretty much flat across the whole 6 meter band...As a matter of fact its darned near flat anywhere I check on all bands with never more than a 1.2 to 1 SWR...A friend (N7VR) recently told me that every bench should have one for the reason that it is to flat and when you test radios you don't have to worry about your SWR...Great idea...I have worked all over the country on 6 meters and I can hit all the repeaters I was able to hit except one and luck would have that he is soon to move that one to a higher location...This thing is solid stainless steel would laugh at 150 mph winds...Its a no brainer...I only wish I had known more about it sooner...Oh...did I mention that AM and FM stations come screaming in on this antenna?...I couldn't even hear some of them on other antennas I have up...Cool!...Skynyrd on my FT897...


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