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NX-210 Antenna Options

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I am looking at all Antenna options for my NX-210 to try to get maximum range. I currently have the KRA-26 antenna on it, but am looking at the KRA-28 and KRA-25 antennas. I know rubber ducks are nothing more than dummy loads essentially anyway, but has anyone experienced any gain and performance increase with the KRA-28 and KRA-25 antennas?


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I'm using the KRA-28 on my "shop" TK-5210 portable and it seems to work just fine. Comparable to the stock KRA-26. It's physically longer, so I think that is helping. Seems to work fine for my "play" stuff on 2 meters and the work stuff up to about 159MHz.

The PD I look after is using NX-210's. I spec'd the radios for them with the KRA-25. No complaints. I've got one shorter female officer who had issues with the longer antenna jabbing her in the arm pit, so we gave her a KRA-26.

Really hard to tell the difference between them. While I'm sure there is some on paper, it's hard to hear through the repeater.
 
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