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devolic
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join:2001-11-22
Oscoda, MI

2 meter HT antenna

Who makes the best 2 meter ht antenna with the most gain. It's SMA type.
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alphapointe
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Columbia, MO
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I like this Comet antenna:
»universal-radio.com/catalog/hama···937.html

You're not going to see much more than 2.15db gain on 2M on an HT antenna...



pianotech
Pianotech
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join:2002-12-30
New Castle, PA
reply to devolic

I bought this one: »www.amazon.com/BROWNING-BR-180-A···+antenna

Browning BR-180. 3dB gain VHM, 6dB gain UHF. Works great. I also bought the recommended mag mount, which is very strong.
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black knight
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Oxford, CT
reply to devolic

This is what I have on my HT. Diamond SRH320A They Claim 4DB Gain »www.rfparts.com/diamond/srh320a.html
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Gbcue
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Santa Rosa, CA
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reply to devolic

I have the Diamond SRH-519

»www.universal-radio.com/catalog/···132.html

Switched back to the rubber ducky because I bent the Diamond one at the base during a drop.


ke4pym
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said by black knight:

This is what I have on my HT. Diamond SRH320A They Claim 4DB Gain »www.rfparts.com/diamond/srh320a.html

I have this on my Kenwood TH-F6. Great antenna. It's 9 times bigger than the radio, though.

For mobile applications, I use this guy:
»www.universal-radio.com/catalog/···920.html

Had to get the mag mount and big-connector-do-watchie (name is escaping me at the moment) to SMA pig-tail. It works very, very well.


aSic
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Wakulla, FL
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reply to alphapointe

said by alphapointe:

I like this Comet antenna:
»universal-radio.com/catalog/hama···937.html

You're not going to see much more than 2.15db gain on 2M on an HT antenna...

I have the above Comet antenna. Other than its obscenely excessive length (ala poke you in the eye with the HT still on your hip!), its a stellar performer.
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DrStrange
Technically feasible
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join:2001-07-23
West Hartford, CT
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reply to devolic

Jetstream JTH-2, because I also operate on 1.25m.

»www.jetstream-usa.com/jth2.shtml



neonhomer
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join:2004-01-27
Edgewater, FL

I have a Diamond SRH77CA on my ICOM 91A. +6dB gain...

»www.rfparts.com/diamond/srh77ca.html



mattmag
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join:2000-04-09
NW Illinois
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said by neonhomer:

I have a Diamond SRH77CA on my ICOM 91A. +6dB gain...

»www.rfparts.com/diamond/srh77ca.html

I don't believe for a second that it achieves 6dB gain... Some claims by these manufacturers are downright fraudulent.