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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | COMET SB-5 Help

Reviews Summary for COMET SB-5
COMET SB-5 Reviews: 2 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $50,00
Frequency Range: 144 / 430 MHz
Gain: 3.0 / 5.5 dBi
Max. power rating: 120W
Length: 0.95 m
Connector: PL-259 (MP)
Weight:170 g
Type: 1/2λ (144 MHz)
2 x 5/8λ (430 MHz)
Product is in production.
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KF7VXA Rating: 3/5 May 17, 2014 10:15 Send this review to a friend
OK, But There Are Better  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This was the first antenna I bought for my vehicle. I mounted it on a NMO mount that goes through the roof of my vehicle.
The antenna got decent coverage on both 2m and 70CM, but not what I expected for the advertised gain.
I replaced it with a Comet CA4X4 NMO antenna and there was a world of difference. Not only does the 4X4 have a much wider bandwidth, the transmit and receive distance is far better with the CA4X4.
For just $10.00 more, buy the CA 4X4 and you'll have the best antenna you can find for the money.
I have since compared it to a 5/8 wave Larson and the Comet CA 4X4 is still the clear winner.
The Comet SB-5 is an average antenna and not worth the money charged. It does work and will get you decent contacts, but it is outshined by a wide margin by Comets other antenna.
IW2CKM Rating: 5/5 Mar 26, 2011 15:59 Send this review to a friend
Great antenna !  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Cheap but very efficient antenna.
It works well on all frequency bands. excellent reception UHF, VHF, AIR VHF and 250 MHz bandwidth (SAT).
Super stainless steel construction. Looks good !!!
Required magnetic base diameter 150 mm and PL-259 connector.
I recommend it is a good buy.

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