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Anenna for handheld

Postby kingchristo » Tue May 22, 2018 9:20 pm

I'm looking for a new antenna how my handheld can anyone recommend one it has a bnc connector,
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Re: Anenna for handheld

Postby m0lsx » Tue May 22, 2018 9:47 pm

I have used Nagoya antennas for many years. They are not the best quality antennas. But for what they cost they are excellent value & they perform just as well as any other antenna I own.

Nagoya 771 is a good antenna & are great value at around £10 including postage.
Here is what happened when I ordered one a few years ago from Knights.

My experience with these longer flexible antennas are that they do not normally allow you to hear more stations. They just allow you to hear weak stations better.
I personally prefer the flexible antennas to rigid antennas, because they are more forgiving & they do not thus put too much pressure on the radio's BNC when the antenna is knocked.
To stand in a corner. BUT PLEASE DO NOT USE IT OUT & ABOUT, IF YOU CARE FOR YOUR RADIO. I like a so called super long telescopic. It's over 4 feet long!! These put a lot of pressure on the BNC, if the radio is moved. But stand it in a corner & this antenna performs very well.
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Re: Anenna for handheld

Postby Minus1 » Wed May 23, 2018 4:44 pm

My Watson W881 is pretty good. Long, but very flexible, so can even use it in an inside jacket pocket (if your jacket pocket has a convenient hole for a headset)
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