Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Best 430MHz Antenna?

http://www.radiogearpro.com/main/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=12&products_id=673&osCsid=qsjfexubq

For everyday mobile use, this small 40cm antenna, Nagoya NL-77B has been the best on 430MHz. Compared to both a 1.5m long Watson dual bander and a 1m long W770 copy.
The bigger antennas are probably better when in a good location but driving round town, they don't have any more gain.
On 145MHz the gain is about -2dB relative to a 1/4 wave.

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