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Old February 1st, 2016, 09:13 AM
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Ham Radio - 2m/70cm mobile antenna recommendation?

Looking for a decent ( but not expensive ) 2m/70cm ( and maybe 6m ) antenna setup for my NAS d90 ... will connect to a Yaseu VX8-DR handheld.

Any recommendations?
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I had this mounted on the license plate light bracket, worked awesome

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I've got this mounted on the swing away tire carrier. The cable is small diameter, so it can be run along the same path and through the same holes as the wiring for the third brake light.

Cabling is Diamond Antenna C213 Coaxial Cable
Assembly. Antenna mount is Diamond Antenna K540 Mobile Antenna
Antenna is Diamond Antenna NR770HB Dualband VHF/UHF Mobile Antenna.
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The NR770h is always a great option for dual band. Not too pricey (~$50) and a bunch of mounting options. They're also pretty rugged as it's not too tall and just a single coil in the center for phasing on 440.

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1/2λ (3 dBd) on 2 meters and 2 phased 5/8λ (5.5 dBd) on 440
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I am running a Larsen NMO 2/70, but if i were to do it again, i would have bought a Laird NMO C144/440 instead. My HF antenna is a Laird CB27 and I am impressed with the construction of the Laird.
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I don't have an antenna to recommend but I will strongly suggest you buy one that will directly connect to your radio so you avoid adapters. Also, if you go with a mag mount you have a limited number of places where it will stick!

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I made a bracket and attached a Diamond NR770HNMO Dualband Mobile Antenna to one of the light tabs on the front of the eco-cage. If you want pictures, please let me know.
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