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nmo ???

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by hotrod, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. hotrod

    hotrod Well-Known Member

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    ive had 3/8x24 and so239 type anttenas ..but never had the nmo type mount ..until recently ive only seen the nmo type on ham antennas. and the antenna im looking at is called a browning BR-140-B base loaded antenna. i seen it online at bobscb.com. any info will be appreciated


     

  2. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    NMO used to be called the Motorola mount (the M in NMO). Its actually a very sturdy mount and is mostly associated with VHF/UHF antennas.
     
  3. Slowmover

    Slowmover Sr. Member

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    Larsen NMO27 will be better quality. Their mount also.

    Very best NMO mount will be BREEDLOVE.
     
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  4. Big Kahuna

    Big Kahuna Sr. Member

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    NMO can work great if set up correctly BUT many NMO antennas have low power handling (100-200W) so if you plan on running big watts not recommended.

    I ran a NMO antenna on a front fender with a KL203 years ago and could talk 40 miles local and DX no problem. I think that NMO antenna I had was rated for 300 watts but many of the cheap ones were only rated for 150w.
     
  5. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I agree 1000%
     
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  6. Turbo T

    Turbo T Certified CB Rambo

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    NMO mounts are like what you see on police cars. I recommend them.
     
  7. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Elmer

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    The NMO-27 is a horrible antenna. Piecing a Larsen together is a better option.
     
  8. Slowmover

    Slowmover Sr. Member

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    Not to be argumentative, you’re the first guy I’ve seen dislike it

    What about the Laird equivalent.

    The 49-50” NMO “quality” 27-MHz antennas.

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  9. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Elmer

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    Never owned a Laird, except for VHF. I've ran the 27. It's finicky and has barely enough bandwidth for CB.
     
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  10. secret squirrel

    secret squirrel Lustrous Potentate

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    NMO mounts are very reliable in emergency medical services when we trade off vehicles the radio equipment is striped off and repurposed. Some of the antenna may have been on multiple vehicles. I just noticed yesterday at the base, our brand new ambulances has order generation Motorola VHF antennas. The antenna are 20 years old and function fine.
     

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