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Looking for a 2/70 vertical base antenna

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Antennas' started by BenMara, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. 6 Meters Rules

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    MY Suggestion

    Get 9913 grade /lmr400 from R&L Electronics Hamilton Ohio .69 a Foot get it up as high as you can save ur $ J-poles work as good as others get it up 40 + feet you'll be very happy then find ya a13 b2 cushcraft !


     

  2. BenMara

    BenMara W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Im going to bump this topic back to the TOP.
    I ended up with a hand me down antenna.
    Comet Tri-Band CX-333

    But it got struck by lighting...
    So im back on the market for another V/Uhf antenna again.

    The Force 12 Ruby-270s is not longer being produced by new Force 12 owners.

    What are your suggestions?
     
  3. BenMara

    BenMara W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Narrowed to
    Hustler G7-144 Had Previous
    Comet CX-33 Had Struct by Lighting

    Hustler G6-270R
    Comet GP-9
    Cushcraft Ringo Ranger II
    Diamond G23H, X510NJ/X510HDM
    Diamond X700HNA $$$$
     
  4. CB590

    CB590 W9WDX Member

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    I run a Comet CA-2x4SR as a base. Wide banded and cheap. I have it on a Tram 1470 NMO mount with radials.. works great at just 12' up off ground. I can hit repeater in NY on 2m with it about 90 miles North.. (with Kenwood TM-v71a).

    I was using a Comet CA-712EFC when I had my GMRS repeater.. worked very well also for 460-470mhz.
     
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    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Are you working simplex or repeaters?
     
  6. BenMara

    BenMara W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    75% Simplex 25% Repeaters
    But its been 50/50% lately..
     
    #21 BenMara, Sep 30, 2018
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    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    A lot of the antennas you mention are not dual band, are you looking to put up two different ones?
     
  8. BenMara

    BenMara W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Just in case i purchase a dual band down the line. But only have 2m in house currently.
     
  9. Riverman

    Riverman Old Member

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    For 2 meter use you can't go wrong with a simple ground plane like Beetle suggested in Post #2. I made one from the following video and it worked great. And cost less than a Big Mac and fries.

     
    #24 Riverman, Sep 30, 2018
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  10. BenMara

    BenMara W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    The Ed Fong Jpole will out perform the Ground plane at equal heights.
     
  11. BenMara

    BenMara W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Done to Hand full of antennas

    Diamond F23H
    Hustler G7-144 This one still best candidate, only one i have exp with
    Cushcraft ARX2B
    Diamond F22A
    Diamond CP22E

    What do yall think?
     
  12. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I would do the G7
     
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  13. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    2m only...but sturdy...Held up to Midwestern storms and weather conditions
    I have this one up for 6-7 yrs now...48ft at base...FM Simplex range with 50 watts consistent 30-60++ miles...good conditions 100++ miles...Good Tropo openings have worked 300 miles.
    Feed with tri-shield 400 max coax about 75ft...
    All the Best
    Gary
     
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