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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | W-300 Watson 2m/70cm Base Station Vertical Help

Reviews Summary for W-300 Watson 2m/70cm Base Station Vertical
Reviews: 2 Average rating: 3.0/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: * Bands 2m/70cm * Gain 6.5/9dB * Power 200W * Type 2x5/8, 5x5/8 * Length 3.1m * Weight 1.46kg
The Watson base station antennas have earned themselves an enviable reputation, offering both value for money and excellent performance. The W-300 is fibre glass encapsulated and pre-tuned for the appropriate bands. All the hardware is rustproof, comprising mainly alloy materials. The mast brackets are also included, as is a weather protector shield to cover the SO-239 base socket.

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M0NST Rating: 5/5 Nov 17, 2013 21:33 Send this review to a friend
brilliant   Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had this antenna since 2008 non problems at all with it installed as supplied 8 m on the side if the building brilliant antenna can open up gb3 vt ob n half a watt some 50 miles away no real issues installed and and left alone. In this period it has had quite a few of 100 mph winds in fact had the wind try and. Pick me up but the antenna still there
GM1FLQ Rating: 1/5 Nov 21, 2010 23:42 Send this review to a friend
The Poundshop would be about right for this level of quality  Time owned: more than 12 months
Actual RF performance was fairly good with low swr and what seemed like decent gain. This is a two piece aerial and the first thing I noticed was the sloppy fit of the centre join. Before installing the aerial I took care to seal all joins (centre,top,coax connection) with self amalgamating tape. Aerial was installed about 8m high on a 50mm dia pole and I am not at an exposed seafront or on top of a hill. Less than 2 years and the antenna has snapped near the base (just below the radial collar) - it just seems typical of modern day junk made by organisations only capable of designing in maximum profit for their cloned leaders.

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