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Anyone heard of the or own a Avanti 5/8 antenna?

Discussion in 'General CB Services Discussion' started by radioman24, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. radioman24

    radioman24 Active Member

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    A cb'er here is using a old time what is called a avanti 5/8th wave base ground plane antenna and i know avanti is no longer making antennas so where could i find one? i looked at his and it just looks way better built than a maco ground plane and it transmits and recieve's way way better.


     

  2. Peddler

    Peddler SWR (sandwich with rum) Expert

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    I used to have a Sigma 5/8 untill a wind storm took it down several years ago...darn good antenna.
     
  3. Shockwave

    Shockwave Sr. Member

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    I've said it before but it's worth repeating. Penetrator, Sigma 5/8, Interceptor 10K, and the Maco V58 all have virtually the exact same gain on transmit and receive. If the antenna if a full length 5/8 wave it will work equally as well. One certainly does not outperform the other in terms of signal. The key differences are the quality of the mechanical construction.
     
  4. kd-5-bgt

    kd-5-bgt W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    The Avanti in its day was a really nice antenna,I had one back in my CB days and I loved it
     
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    mackmobile43 Jock Supporter

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    I vote that this post be BRONZED
     
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  6. B Garrett

    B Garrett Member

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    I'm still talking on one that I've had since back in the 70s.
    One of the better antennas from back in the day.
    If I had another hub I would put together another one for my get away place.
     
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  7. Unit 194

    Unit 194 Well-Known Member

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    I have a few NOS Avanti's sitting in my storage unit that I purchased years ago. They occasionally show up for sale on eBay at astronomical prices. :(
     
  8. Riverman

    Riverman Part-time Member

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    Is one an Astroplane?
     
  9. Unit 194

    Unit 194 Well-Known Member

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    Yes.
     
  10. Riverman

    Riverman Part-time Member

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    For sale? :whistle:
     
  11. Unit 194

    Unit 194 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but not at this time.
     
  12. Riverman

    Riverman Part-time Member

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    I understand. (y)
     
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  13. Staybolt

    Staybolt Well-Known Member

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    I have two of them. Excellent antenna.
     
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  14. Staybolt

    Staybolt Well-Known Member

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    And NO nfs!!!
     
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