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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.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NAGOYA-NA-771-SMA-FEMALE-2m-70cm-dual-band-high-gain-handheld-antenna-NA771/272147397353?epid=574057336&hash=item3f5d3fbae9:g:KYEAAOSwKtVW0JWg

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.
http://ukradioscanning.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3015

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.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RR-112-BNC-Radio-Scanner-Antenna-BNC-SUPER-LONG-Telescopic-Longer-than-STA91/390739001776?hash=item5af9dc01b0:g:okAAAOSwNYRZm~jW
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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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