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Anenna for handheld

Postby kingchristo » Tue May 22, 2018 9:19 pm

I'm looking for an new antenna for my hand held scanner it has a bnc fitting on it. Any help would be great as I don't want to get ripped off.
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Re: Anenna for handheld

Postby questnz » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:39 am

Get Diamond RH771 or Watson 889, Watson 801 you cant go wrong
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Re: Anenna for handheld

Postby Nighthawk999 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:37 am

I use the 801 on my 125xlt when out and about,and an 881 at home..it's far too long for walking about with though!
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Re: Anenna for handheld

Postby Mrwoosh » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:44 pm

questnz wrote:Get Diamond RH771 or Watson 889, Watson 801 you cant go wrong



Nagoya or diamond 771 are fantastic on tx and rx and as little as £3.50 on eBay
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Re: Anenna for handheld

Postby questnz » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:10 am

Just be weary of cheap copies sold on Ebay, get from UK distributor/dealer.
There is few articles on the web how to spot fakes both Nagoya and Diamond
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Re: Anenna for handheld

Postby Southwales » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:27 am

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Re: Anenna for handheld

Postby m0lsx » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:50 am

Southwales wrote:Anyone given these a try?. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_odkw ... d&_sacat=0



Video of them here https://youtu.be/olA64tcBbik


Take a look at
https://ukradioscanning.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6167

barrylewis1234 wrote:Im so glad I just stumbled across this post as I purchased one of these last year, ok it was only £18 plus postage but it was just a piece of 20mm conduit tubing with a straight 2.5 copper wire in it stripped from twin and earth household wire.
It didnt tune to any frequency on my aerial analyser as it had no ground plane or match at the base. It was sold as airband but swr was off scale on my analyser the whole way through the band.
It was mounted on my shed on a small pole as I gave it benifet of doubt, 2 weeks later it warped over from the sun :biggrin:


barrylewis1234 wrote:I was at least expecting it to be partly resonant on the frequency it was sold for. The the earth/screening of the cable went to nowhere, just literally the centre core soldered onto a bit or 2.5mm copper going straight up. For no extra cost the seller could easily make this aerial resonant for airband.

For no more cost you could use a loading coil at the bottom making a simple 5/8 wave, introduce some turns of coax and make a 1/2 wave flower pot, and if going really cheap you could make a simple 1/2 wave dipole and run the coax back down the same tube (i know not ideal) :dizzy: :dizzy:
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Re: Anenna for handheld

Postby barrylewis1234 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:47 pm

Southwales wrote:Anyone given these a try?. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_odkw ... d&_sacat=0



Video of them here https://youtu.be/olA64tcBbik


Save your money, trust me on that!
20mm electrical conduit, twin and earth wire and ends filled with bathroom silicone. You can see the silicone in the picture near the bnc connector. Not any loading coils or capacitors, just a straight bit of wire.
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Re: Anenna for handheld

Postby mikecawood » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:56 am

I use a great little antenna for my Uniden UBC3500XLT, it's a Comet SMA3, however it only comes with an SMA base. Other than that the Watson handheld antennas (W801 Regular Gainer and W881 Super Gainer) are excellent. Nevada stocks the Comet SMA3.
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