Favorite VHF Wideband antenna?

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Favorite VHF Wideband antenna?

Post by 256QAM » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:28 am

Personally I've been using a mix of Maxrad MWV1365S and PCTel PCTWSLMR NMO...

I just took delivery of a Browning BR-159 on a whim, needed a cheap ($24 on Amazon) no ground plane antenna for a go kit. Surprising broadbanded, out of the box it was flat from 144 to almost 160, started climbing up at 168... Not sure if I'll end up using it or not, was just surprised how well built it was for one of the cheapo brands.
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Re: Favorite VHF Wideband antenna?

Post by Falcon » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:46 am

I'm a PCTEL/MAXRAD guy all day long. I mostly use a 1/4 wave and have a 5/8 that I carry around but want to try out a 1/2 wave for the fun of it.
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Re: Favorite VHF Wideband antenna?

Post by 256QAM » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:09 am

I picked up the NGP 1/2 wave to avoid having to run radials on an NMO base conversion (hate losing the set screws in travel). We'll see how it performs when I get in to the backcountry.
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