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    What band is that? Looks like a discone...
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    Here's the link: http://www.universal-radio.com/catal...antm/6458.html

    Wide band coverage: 144-164, 380-520 and 696-870 MHz

    I added the radials; the manufacturer suggests that for fixed mounting you bend the radials down at 70 degrees, and even though this is a mobile application, the riser makes it act like a base antenna. That's my theory anyway.

    The contacts I've made on 2 meters and 70cm all said I sound good but I haven't put a meter to it yet to see what the SWR is like. One of the ham club guys tried to connect his bridge SWR meter to it but the high power of the radio released the magic smoke from within it. Reception seems as good to only slightly less than what I was getting with the big dual band antenna.

    The angle of radiation seems lower on this antenna than on the whip. I have a go-light on the opposite side that gets wonky when I key up on VHF with the big dual band, but doesn't with the compactenna. That could be because it isn't getting the power out or because the radiation angle is lower (or because the antenna is shorter).

    Anyway, it serves a purpose being shorter and less likely to get bent over like the tall whip.
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    Sounds interesting. You could put a MFJ 269c analyzer on it and see what the SWR is on the different bands (no 800)
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    My M1009 set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antennaclimber View Post
    My M1009 set up.
    That's a nice looking interior on your truck.


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    Updated photos.
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