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Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Antennas' started by thercman, Feb 16, 2012.
Whatever you select, getting it higher will definitely make a difference, more than you might think. It doesn't much matter which antenna it is, it will always benefit from more height.
For omnidirectional dual band antennas start thinking in terms of how many elements they have in a vertical array. When you get to something like 3 or 4 on 2 meters, that's getting to be about the 'average' for a higher gain type antenna. On 70 Cm, figure on maybe twice that many maybe. I've had good luck with the Comet 'GP' series of dual-band antennas. They aren't cheap though.
I don't know of many who only (get and stay with) just one antenna. So, why not the 'biggest' you can to start with and not have to go through all those 'other' ones?
But yes it comes down to the money you are willing to spend on it
I am in the same situation. I have decided on the following pairs either:
Comet GP9 & CSB-770A
diamond x7000 & SG-7700.
Any input appreciated.
Did you ever get that radio and antenna(s)? I'm just curious.
duel band antenna mobile
this is what i am using-this is a duel band and tuning wasn't even necessary.-Maldol Esceed series- model# EX107 with a comet base # RS 730 --have had it for about 2 years and very satisfied .. you will have to check your local store or on line for prices. the type of car isnt nec. this is a universal unit. good luck WD4FCJ-Richard