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Discussion in 'Ham Equipment' started by Se7en, Jul 6, 2012.
Which SMA and BNC antenna for the HT's has the highest gain (no telescope allowed)?
If you want opinions rather than truths then you came to the right place.
If you want absolutes then try this. Let me google that for you
Opinions are always welcomed in threads I post
It is my opinion that you want other people to do your work for you and just want answers handed to you and not do any research for your self even though it only takes a minute or two with Google.
Was that opinion still welcomed?
I am stubborn when it comes to "Google" searching.
So am I when somebody asks me to do it for him.
Maybe I shoulda thought before my last post, now that iv done some google searching it appears to be a lot of lies and bull$h!t when trying to fine the right data. So if someone has a valid opinion or data on high gain HT antennas do say so please.
'Nuff said . . .
best vertical gain antenna around:
Not sure it would be too practical on a handi though ,
have you considered an antron A99, they seem to be the favoured antenna for allband amateur use these days? i'm surprised no-one else has tried one on a handi with an atu yet. :bdh:op:
It all depends on how the A99 is mounted, so far George's method seems to be the best.
At least there are no lies or bullshit on online forums. BTW, have you considered the fact that if you are able to distinguish the lies and bullshit then you should also be abie to see the truth in those searches? Hint: it is everything left afer the lies and bullshit.
I agree about the "depends on how it's mounted" comment, but only because it applies to all antennas. But that's where it ends.
The original question, highest gain for an antenna on an HT.
There's a 'depend' or two in that too. If the idea is convenience, there are no HT antennas with positive gain, they all have a negative gain. The more inconvenient the antenna is, the more gain it's 'likely' to have. Putting a 5/8 wave antenna on an HT means you will have some gain, not much, but some. Stick a several element vertical array on an HT means you will have more gain, and a LOT more inconvenience. And then, gian over what? What are you making those 'gain' comparison with, a standard 1/2 wave antenna, or a typical rubberduck? In a very 'rough' analysis, length equals gain. How much 'length' can you afford before you 'chunk' the whole idea??
(I hate getting the antenna tangled up in chandeliers!)
You really know how much i love that picture Carmen,pmsl. i think you've posted it more than me. it's a classic case of how to isolate an A99 from coax, rig, reality.