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Antenna Length Tk 2170

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WillB

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I have both the stubby antenna and the longer antenna for my 2170. I've always used the longer one but it does get annoying having the longer antenna jab me in the side. For those that use the smaller antenna, do you notice much of a loss in distance that you are able to pick up stuff? I use this radio for my VFD so I carry it when I'm not at work where I have carry my Min V instead.
 

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I don't have firsthand knowledge of your specific radio/antenna, but I have used both stock (long) rubber duck and stubby duck on 2-meters, and the shortened antenna does reduce the coverage.
 

emt8105

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I noticed a difference on my non repeated frequency's. But on repeaters I lost a little bit of range. I wanted to use the shorty so I could use my 2170 as my pager since I run with three different agency's using three different frequency's.

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