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Antenna length for walkie talkie

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by EricExtreme, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. ALVIN

    ALVIN Member

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    Oh.. been wondering.. will I need to install some kind of a counterpoise to increase efficiency? Just wondering..


     

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  2. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

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    There is a write-up about it, Here

    10 meter and 12 Meter...posted in 2011, so I can hope they made some improvements...

    IT will need help in antenna and counterpoise.

    So since I know so little about that "box" I can only hope the BNC contains a separate connector you can use to hook up coax to a more dedicated antenna - even a thown-up-into-a-tree - can help
     
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  3. ALVIN

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    Thank you.. yes.. was wondering if after installing a 130cm / 51" (1/8 wave) BNC connected antenna an counterpoise would improve the performance of the handheld radio. Probably I can attach a wire into the "negative" part of the BNC to act as a counterpoise and still been able to maintain the portability (keeping it as a handheld) of the whole set up. But is it worth it? That is my question... Thanks...
     
  4. Rick330man

    Rick330man WDX 404

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    Sometimes, I'll just use an adapter so I can run the AH100 to an external antenna. That antenna is frequently my simple little 1/4 wave dipole: a 102" piece of 3/4" aluminum; a rail mount and a 102" stainless steel whip on top. I take it on my boat and have managed to talk to Hawaii's big island while I was anchored off an island here in the Keys running barefoot.
     
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  5. r carl

    r carl Well-Known Member

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    I have a TRC 217 and it has an antenna input on the side, what adapter do I need to connect it to a PL259?
     
  6. Handy Andy

    Handy Andy Do Your Research First, Then Decide...

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    TRC-217 - That jack for the EXT antenna..

    Does it look like this....
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    Then you need a Motorola to SO-239....

    Looks like a long stereo plug - adapted to an SO-239...
    [​IMG]
    Also goes by AD259X
    [​IMG]

     
  7. r carl

    r carl Well-Known Member

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    Yes that's it! I guess it does look like a RCA jack. :)
    Thx!
     
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