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freqscout

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Actually that is not exactly true.

A proper ground wave reception and the maximization of gain allows for the best reception of anything from scanning to aircraft to ham and commercial. The document shows the best places to mount so that you do not lose gain by putting the antenna in a less effective place. I would hate to think that someone purchased a 3dB gain antenna just to find out that they are losing all 3dB's of gain to a bad mount just because they did not know any better.

There are people on here that do more than just listen that may find the document useful. Just because you dont, doesn't mean that everyone else doesn't either.
 

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freqscout said:
I would hate to think that someone purchased a 3dB gain antenna just to find out that they are losing all 3dB's of gain to a bad mount just because they did not know any better.
whoops! I guess that +3dB 5/8 wave VHF I just bought and mounted with an NMO on my rear fender isn't getting 3dB gain after all! :lol:
 
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