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Old 12-23-2011, 12:34 PM
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I just did a search on eBay and they have the RadioShack Discone new with free shipping listed at $45

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I used that antenna for a long time, I gave it away and kicked myself in the ass ever since
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:36 PM
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I use mine exclusively for rx only, so I can't comment on tx capability. I've had it for about 15 years and I've never lost a radial, but I did use loctite and the jam nuts during assembly. The lower radials are hollow, so I can see where if it was subject to high winds it might snap one off though. it has served its purpose well over the years, but if I needed to replace it I would look at other options or make one. At $72 there's a lot of choices out there. IIRC I paid $30 or something like that...but that was many moons ago.
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I got a Diamond discone around here somewhere....I bought it from universal for $100...never put it up outside....just put it together in the house and used it for a while then took it apart and squirreled it away somewhere....the back of the set worked good enough for me.

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