324Re: antenna choice
- Apr 22, 2010Thanks 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.
> ----- 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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