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Best 70cm handheld antenna

Post by pete_uk » 10 Dec 2015, 16:44

I'm looking for the best handheld antenna (SMA ideally) to go with a DMR radio I'm getting next year. I believe its going to have a SMA female on the chassis, but I'm not sure.

A good half-wave would be ideal, I'll need the full banana's out of it. :crazy:

Suggestions please :)

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Re: Best 70cm handheld antenna

Post by pete_uk » 14 Jan 2016, 16:34

got Diamond SRJ77CA and open a DMR repeater 20 miles away...

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Re: Best 70cm handheld antenna

Post by MW6ZAN » 15 Jan 2016, 14:34

I have tried a number of handheld antennas on my yeasu ft60e and have not found one that will work any better than the rubber duck that came with the radio maybe its just my location or im expecting them to work as good as an external roof mounted vhf uhf antenna, got to be honest some of the antennas out there are really expensive crap stick with the original rubber duck on the handset longer range stuff an x30 duel band up on the roof job sorted. :thumbup:

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Re: Best 70cm handheld antenna

Post by zippy » 15 Jan 2016, 20:31

the long one that came as stock on my md380 works very well indeed so cant argue with the statement from the ham above, I tried an Nagoya NA-771 but think it was just a cheap Chinese knock-off as it was poor on both analogue and digital.
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