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Kenwood VHF Stubby Antenna

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gman4661

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Ordered an antenna for a TK-280. Received a KRA-16M stubby. As opposed to the regular length antenna, will there be a difference in performance?
 

mrweather

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Duck antennas are bad enough as it is. Getting something shorter for VHF and you might as well not use anything at all.
 

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The only reason Law Enforcement and Fire use them is keep the people from:

A: Getting poked in the Ribs when you sit...LOL
B: Breaking the portables antenna connection.

All the above posters are correct on the performance of duckies.
 

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So, given the fact that I have to use a Kenwood 2200 series portable (covering the 136-174 band), what would the best antenna available be in order to maximize range?
 

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So, given the fact that I have to use a Kenwood 2200 series portable (covering the 136-174 band), what would the best antenna available be in order to maximize range?
An 8 bay folded dipole.

You have to look at your most frequently used frequencies, then get the longest antenna tuned to that range.
 
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