Comtelco vs. Austin Spectra.

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crevatis

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Has anyone done a comparison between these two antennas? Does the Spectra provide any advantage other than VHF-low performance?
 

crevatis

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Sorry. Forgot to mention that. Its on the $34.95 on in the scannermaster store. They don't show the model number there, but the product code is 07-540719. I bought one or an identical looking antenna years ago and it performed very well. I was thinking of getting an antenna for my other car and was wondering if the Spectra has much advantage for 100 bucks other than performance on VHF low. Thanks.
 

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I have Both, run them on my truck, the spectra performs well on all for me, i will do a test later to see which one i like best
 

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i have a spectra and it works excellent on all bands and you can cut the whip for the band you like..
 

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This is a late post, but I got the Spectra yesterday. I'm impressed w/ the performance on vhf-low. I haven't cut the lowband whip, either. Still trying to decide. I think I'll cut it more toward the center (40mhz). I generally listen between 39 and 46mhz on lowband.

I've tried quite a few scanner antennas over the years and this is by far the best on vhf-low. I've noticed some improvements w/ uhf and vhf-hi as well. Haven't tested 800, yet. Hope this helps.

Todd

p.s... It is ugly, but it does work!!! :)
 
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