Reduce precipitation static and lower background noise with the Tram Amateur Dual-Band Antenna. This 8 ft., 2-section antenna features a heavy-duty fiberglass base station, an insulated conductor, a 144-148
Good luck getting your questions answered about which connectors or coax to use.
Tram has a mediocre or less reputation.
I don't think DX Engineering, HRO, Universal, or Gigaparts need to start worrying about HD.
Lot of trams in my area and nob0dy complains.they get out real good.The ad states SO-239
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Also, it gets very good reviews...
That's about what I'm seeing with an old Diamond discone I scored for free that's installed at my house for about 10 years. I've also got a Telewave ANT280 at work ($1,800.00) that perform similarly. The difference between all these antennas is the construction and durability.I actually bought 1,came to my door yesterday.put it up. Checked swr very low numbers on 2 meter,about 1.5 to 1 on 70 cm.
I was able to hit the 2 repeaters 50 miles from me with my power turned down to 25 watts from 50.
Cheap Chinese Antennas. Fine for hobbyists.Now lets hear whats bad about them? You just cant say they are bad without justifacation
As for moisture in a hollow antenna anybody should know to seal the joints,i did. Froom cb days i got an antron a 99 20 years old.i sealed it and never a problem,severl i know didnt n had trouble. Those that sealed em are still working fine
Yes it has a drain hole. I also use that heat shrink wire cover on my pl 259s,best sealer for your coax[/QUOTE]Same here, I gooped up the joints of both Tram dual band antennas I got, so there will be no leaking there. I don't remember if there is a drain hole and that is always a good idea. Even in a good sealed enclosure, moist air can slowly come and go over temperature sometimes leaving the moisture behind.