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Antenna options for the Midland MXT400 UHF antenna 450-470 range.

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I prefer the dipole array for base & repeater operation. There are a bunch of different manufactures and configurations. You can pick up a DB-404 that will work in the 450-470 range for around $100 or less on the used market and they are very easy to manage when you are mounting them. They are light, short and have about 3.5dB of gain. Best of all, they are DC grounded. If you were close to me, I'd give you one. I have a DB413 on a tower that has been there for more than 20 years and it's still doing great. I put up a Telewave ANT450D6-9 at one site a few years ago and it works really well. Comprod offers some of the best, but they are fairly expensive.

I do not like fiberglass sticks at all, but some people have good results with them.
 

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Larsen nmo 450 chw for mobile

db408 for base

Hustler G6-450-3 if I can't afford or find a db408
 

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First are antenna adapters any good?

If so, I need an adapter for my MXT400. The Larsen NMO 150/450/800 Antenna is used on a BCD436HP. If I am correct the SO-239 antenna jack for the MXT400 would need to be male and for the other end (PL-259) would be female? Any links to a good product?
 

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high quality adapters are fine
amphenol, rf industries etc

the mxt 400 has a so239(female pl 259) and every mobile antenna nmo mount and coax assy I've seen comes with a pl 259 so it will plug right in

the hand held scanner you mentioned I think is a sma connector that's not intended for high power mobile use

the Larsen mobile scanner antenna you mentioned would not be good for use on the gmrs radio and a simple 6 inch tall 1\4 wave 460mhz whip would work just as well

the 450 chw antenna I mentioned would give you the best performance
 

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high quality adapters are fine
amphenol, rf industries etc

the mxt 400 has a so239(female pl 259) and every mobile antenna nmo mount and coax assy I've seen comes with a pl 259 so it will plug right in

the hand held scanner you mentioned I think is a sma connector that's not intended for high power mobile use

the Larsen mobile scanner antenna you mentioned would not be good for use on the gmrs radio and a simple 6 inch tall 1\4 wave 460mhz whip would work just as well

the 450 chw antenna I mentioned would give you the best performance
Much appreciated. Is this the antenna? PulseLarsen NMO-150/450C Antenna Mobile Dual Band Other, NMO150/450C
 
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