Good cheap antenna for UHF, similar ones are sold for much higher prices elsewhere. 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 430 and 440), requires building a new whip. I bought 4 and measured them using a professional ... Read more
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. The gain is less than the extendable 15inch antenna that came with my scanner.
Cable might be too long? My antenna was straight, not coiled as in the pictures. I also bought a wifi ... Read more
- A decent antenna for the price. - 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 was so cheap). But the one DX sent me doesn't have the spiral at all, it looks just like the ... Read more
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. The picture shown is with a centre loading coil but the antenna shipped to me was just a straight 14cm long element. Will test it out over the weekend ... Read more
The five (5) stars are based on performnce and price. There are better antennas, but not at this price. Discreet for externl mounting. Coax is approximately six (6) feet, or slightly less than two (2) meters, in length. The 2 I purchased do not have the corkscrew coil in the middle. Not a problem, just though you would like to know. No other cons. It'... Read more
I use mine on a VHF-UHF scanner. It improves reception over the standard "rubber duckie" that most scanners come with. Magnetic base holds better than expected. Cable is about 10 feet (3 meters). BNC connector is well made. Mine didn't have the "corkscrew" in the middle of the shaft. Not that I needed or wanted it... Longer cable ... Read more
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better reception and rage than the standard antenna on my 5 watt UHF HT unit 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 power etc. for anyone out there interested i used this on a UHF HT (with a SMA-to-BNC converter)... Read more
The price. It's really cheap and the materials are good. Have a very strong magnetic base great for use in cars. The frecuencies aren't specified, so I bought it without idea if I'll hear something. I have tested this antenna with an Uniden UBC72XLT scanner. This scanner has the following range: 25-88 Mhz, 108-174 Mhz and 406-512 Mhz.
The list of frecuencies ... Read more
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