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324Re: antenna choice

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  • kayi4cle
    Apr 22, 2010
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      Thanks for your suggestion. I got the 806-866 thinking that I could use it for 700 MHz if I get a 396XT or its successor. I don't have the 821-902 to compare. I like the cleaner look too.


      --- In BC346XT@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Levine, D.C." <wb2eqe@...> wrote:
      >
      > The Antennex DEXE821sm is similar. I use it and the bnc versions for a
      > cleaner look.
      >
      > doc
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "kayi4cle" <kayi4cle@...>
      > To: <BC346XT@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 4:24 PM
      > Subject: [BC346XT] Re: antenna choice
      >
      >
      > >I agree, but I don't like using the BNC adapter. I use SMA antennas from
      > >Scannermaster and http://www.wpsantennas.com/ in the same basic range but
      > >they're not quite as good as the Radio Shack 800 MHz. Why oh why can't
      > >someone come out with a comparable SMA version of it!
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In BC346XT@yahoogroups.com, MCH <mch@> wrote:
      > >>
      > >> I agree that the 800 MHz antenna works well, but not "picks up a whole
      > >> lot more" except on 800 MHz.
      > >>
      > >> From what I've found, it does work much better on 800 MHz, a little
      > >> better on UHF, about the same on VHF, and falls flat on Low Band
      > >> compared with the stock antenna.
      > >>
      > >> That said, I often use one.
      > >>
      > >> There are other antennas that will perform better, but they are two to
      > >> three times the size of the stock antenna or 800 MHz antenna.
      > >>
      > >> Joe M.
      > >>
      >
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