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Great Dual Band Mobile Antenna Tip

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Antennas' started by Wire Weasel, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. Wire Weasel

    Wire Weasel Senior Moment

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    I live out in the country and am wanting to maximize my reach out to area repeaters as I'm driving around. Foothills of the mountains so many hilly obstacles to work around. Do okay with my present straight 5/8's but interested in better. So looking around and the grandaddy seems to be the Diamond SG7900 Fold-Over Model at 61" long. All the usual players in the states want a whopping $115.95 for the thing .... YIKES. So see a seller on eBay in Hong Kong offering them for $36.95 shipped .... a huge savings if you can wait 4 weeks or so for one to show up.
    Arrived today in 19 days, no additional import fees or anything incurred. Very happy. Here is the seller. Has most of the Diamond mobile antennas.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Gain-...UHF-Mobile-Car-Radio-transceiver/123533473147


     
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  2. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Hope its a real Diamond...not holding my breath though
     
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  3. 999

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    I wouldn't trust that.
     
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  4. Rwb

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    another fine elcheepo from the land of ALMOST RIGHT. suprized they didnt hit you up for duty tax. id bet you got a clone ,cheep knockoff. plus might show up with a virus. did you open package without a mask on?
     
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  5. Wire Weasel

    Wire Weasel Senior Moment

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    Somma y'all need to go over and snark at QRZ .... unless you're already over there.
     
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  6. Wire Weasel

    Wire Weasel Senior Moment

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    Been running this antenna several months now. Is working great. Best TX & RX range I've ever experienced. Is a Foldover model as well. Seems like the real deal to me.
     
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    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    Post up some pic's
    I used to run a Hustler CG 144 on the trunk of my Buick la sabre , on 2 meters with a 100 watts I could talk from north of Fresno to a repeater up in Pacifica.
    Lots of gain on that antenna.
    The down side to it was that in the city around a lot of buildings, it was not as efficient as my little 1/4 wave.
    Parked out in the open with a little elevation it rocked.

    Anyway, lets see what it looks like.

    73
    Jeff
     
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  8. midnight special

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    i have a SG7900, first month i had it the top coily thingie broke luckily it was on my pickup and it fell into bed,,, they replaced the broke part for me but decided it was not made for trucks in rough country,,
     
  9. midnight special

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    i have a cg 144 and loved it on my pontiac,,, sold car kept antenna,,, want to put on bull bumper on my truck someday,,, but to let know a secret the cg144 will load up nice on 10 meters too,,,,
     
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    AudioShockwav Extraterrestrial Admin
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    Yes, I used it on ten as well, it will not tune on the CB band , not the way it is built.
    I used it with the ground kit when I lived up on peg leg at 30 feet and it worked well on all the local repeaters.
    I had a old hygain 14 element yagi sitting horizontal for ssb.

    I don't know if anyone uses 2 meter ssb anymore and I lost interest in repeater chatter and don't do much vhf stuff anymore.

    73
    Jeff
     
  11. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I ran that antenna and I still think k it's the best 2meter antenna yoh can get.
     
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