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[aprssig] antenna suggestion?

ka7o at ka7o.net ka7o at ka7o.net
Tue Apr 13 20:34:45 UTC 2010


A 2m quater wave. About 19" tall.

Simple - make it yourself - use an NMO mount. Works on 70cm too.

If you don't want to build - just use a dual band on an NMO - works great.
have one on each vehicle. Easy to use a 90 degree bracket for mounting to
whatever.

My motorcycle has a base loaded whip for APRS. 5 watts from HTX-202 does
the job nicely.

> Can someone recommend a ground independant antenna?  I'm looking for
> something shorter than the diamond 770 that is on my car (and due to
> reliability, not a diamond) for my motorcycle.  2m would be fine, 2m/70cm
> better.  Shorter will be a priority, but certainly not rubber duck short.
>
> Wes
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