Monday, 20 September 2010

70 MHz Flexiwhip

I've ordered a 'tuned flexiwhip for 70MHz' from Garex for use with my Wouxun handheld. The Wouxun's own rubber duck gets nowhere but switching to a 50cm long (50% of a full 1/4 wave instead of 20%) antenna should make some improvement. It will help when I want to operate on 70 MHz portable but can't bring an antenna for every band.

1 comment:

Steve GW7AAV said...

I will be interested to hear how you get on with it. I was looking at those just a couple of days ago. I would be careful with it as the reverse SMA connector does not look very tough. I was thinking along the lines of a BNC adapter as it screws flat to the top of the rig and then you would not always be straining the SMA by swapping the antenna over.