Diamond Antenna SRH77CA or Comet Original BNC-W100RX

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PayneHubbs

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I currently own a BC346XTC with a Comet Original BNC-W100RX Antenna. I was wondering if the Diamond SRH77CA would be a better option or if anyone has other recommendations. Iam scanning in the 150-160 range and also some in the 400's.
 

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The RH77CA is a good performer in those ranges.
 

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They both work well and you probably can't tell one from the other when monitoring.
The difference are that the Diamond are flexible and use a matching coil that reduce the lenght 5 inches compared to your telescopic antenna when extracted to the correct lengh of 19-20 inches to handle both 150MHz and triple that frequency at 450MHz.

It's a matter of convenience that you do not need a sma-bnc adapter and the antenna can flex, but performance are equal. The telescope can be adjusted to cover 75MHz to 1000Mhz so it handles more frequency ranges like aircraft 118-136MHz at an antenna lenght of 23 inches. If you are concerned that the telescope might catch to something and bend or break then the flexible Diamond are a better choise for those 150Mhz and 400MHz frequency ranges.

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