Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros:Good cheap antenna for UHF, similar ones are sold for much higher prices elsewhere. Cons:I wouldn't bet on the weather proofing of the base, but it can be sealed with hot melt glue or something. Not good as such for 435 MHz amateur radio use (SWR 2 to 3 between... Read more
Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month Pros:The magnet is very strong. Strong enough to mount to the roof of my car and hold at 120km/h! It should be able to handle higher speeds.
The BNC connector is an accurate fit. Cons:The gain is less than the extendable 15inch antenna that came with my scanner.
Cable might... Read more
Involvement:Novice (still getting used to it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros:- A decent antenna for the price. Cons:- No instructions or ratings or anything else included.
- I already had a digital antenna, I mostly wanted this one because it looked neater, with the spiral in the middle (I know, that's a dumb reason to buy something, but it wa... Read more
Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros:Tested indoors with a handy talk proved it worse than the standard supplied antenna with the handy talky. SWR (Standing Wave Ratio) was at 2.5 which is about equivalent to the Handy Talky supplied antenna. Cons:The picture shown is with a centre loading coil but... Read more
Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros:cheap
small and discrete
better reception and rage than the standard antenna on my 5 watt UHF HT unit Cons:none that I can think of - other than that there is no available information on antenna specs, such as gain db rating, frequency range, maximum tx powe... Read more
Involvement:Novice (still getting used to it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros:The price. It's really cheap and the materials are good. Have a very strong magnetic base great for use in cars. Cons:The frecuencies aren't specified, so I bought it without idea if I'll hear something. OtherThoughts:I have tested this antenna with an Uniden UBC72XLT... Read more
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