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Laird EXC-450-BNX

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Hello I wanted to see if I can have some reviews on this antenna please. If anybody could help me out. I was going to go purchase this antenna today. Hope this is more interesting to anybody.


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Hello I wanted to see if I can have some reviews on this antenna please. If anybody could help me out. I was going to go purchase this antenna today. Hope this is more interesting to anybody.


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Did you try google? Laird makes some good antennas, is all I can tell you.

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From my experiences with Laird products, if I were in need of a 450-470 antenna this would be my first choice.
 
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I already have a Laird UHF 1/2 wave antenna already. I just wanted this one because I don't like the inference on the 1/2 wave. Will the 1/4 wave UHF not get so much inference?
 

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Ok, not knowing the level of either the intended signal or the "interferer" it's hard to say if it will make a difference.

But the 1/4 wave antenna probably wouldn't perform as well as the 1/2 wave so it might help...or it might not. Way too many variables for someone to determine that for you.
 

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To prevent the interference, you could try using your attenuator (ATT) or programming in the tone of the department that you want to hear?
Just an idea.

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Thank you n9zas. I live in a urban area with trailers around me and business around me. But when you more north you would leave town pretty quickly. I used to live deep in the heart of Peoria. When I lived there I never got interference.
 

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Hello I wanted to see if I can have some reviews on this antenna please. If anybody could help me out. I was going to go purchase this antenna today. Hope this is more interesting to anybody.Thank you
The EXC450-BNX IS the wrong antenna for your radio.........
 
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