12-09-2011, 10:08 AM
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W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member
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Join Date: Jun 2010
Originally Posted by mackmobile43
I have radios in the 451.000 range, some with 18'' base loads and some with 6'' base loads and the longer antennas hit the repeater up to 50 miles and the shorter struggles to hit it at 20 miles.
Soooo it's just like comparing the Wilson 5k to the Wilson lil will when it comes to tx
You could always camouflage the longer of the 2, how is another kettle of fish.
The reason I want it shorter is it messes with the match on hf
even with the tuner maybe its too close... I have three antennas. Wilson5k, 5/8 2m , radshack nmo scanner antenna. All on nmo mountas except the Wilson. Each is 14" apart. But because the 2m antenna at the whip it leans torwarda the Wilson. Ill figure something out I like that comet. Right now I'm using a 440 stealth for 2m and it hits the repeaters 10 miles away.
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