antenna for ICOM ICR 71

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antenna for ICOM ICR 71

Post by caring » 15 Oct 2013, 07:26

Hi all

after coming on this forum to ask a couple of questions about PMR radios and after reading many of the topics
I have now decided to get serious :?

I am hoping to do my foundation soon and am negotiating on purchasing a ICOM ICR 71 to start having a listen.

I dont think the long wire type antenna will be suitable as my garden is criss-crossed by overhead cables.
Would the Wellbrook Active Loop Antenna ALA1530 be a good starting antenna. It seems that I could easily loff mount it and it would cope with the interference that no doubt I would get from the cables in the garden??

cheers

Chris

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Re: antenna for ICOM ICR 71

Post by ColinTelford » 15 Oct 2013, 08:10

If you're about to go for your licence why not buy a transceiver and save yourself the hassle of buying twice?

The Wellbrooks are a nice antenna but i would also get an antenna that you can transmit on, see MFJ Magnetic Loops, or rig up a long wire in the attic space or around the house guttering.

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Re: antenna for ICOM ICR 71

Post by Turbo » 19 Oct 2013, 08:18

Hi Chris these are my Youtube Videos using an Icom-R71A hooked up to a Wellbrook-ALA1530AL-1 Active Loop the SNR is excellent do have 3 wellbrook loops there not cheap but you do get the results of enjoying listenning to hf..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH_Cngma ... detailpage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlPDwwE_ ... detailpage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q4k_ZW_ ... detailpage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfakTxQu ... detailpage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLvH3lzU ... detailpage

Regards Lino..

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Re: antenna for ICOM ICR 71

Post by grahamwilman01 » 19 Oct 2013, 16:02

Turbo wrote:Hi Chris these are my Youtube Videos using an Icom-R71A hooked up to a Wellbrook-ALA1530AL-1 Active Loop the SNR is excellent do have 3 wellbrook loops there not cheap but you do get the results of enjoying listenning to hf..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH_Cngma ... detailpage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlPDwwE_ ... detailpage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q4k_ZW_ ... detailpage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfakTxQu ... detailpage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLvH3lzU ... detailpage

Regards Lino..
your certainly getting some good signals there

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