Larsen NMO150/450/800 pieces needed

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WeBeCinYa

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Hello guys-

I am looking to get a Larsen NMO 150/450/800 mobile antenna for my Pro 668, but I do not know what all I will need for a complete set up. I located antenna, but what magnetic base, coax, and connections do I need? Novice here with antennas, appreciate the help.

Also if anyone has this set up and wants to sell, I have a wanted ad in the classifies.
 

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Avoid the knock-off Tram, Browning, Comet, Diamond and other junk. Not worth the savings.
 

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I agree with the others, avoid Tram and Browning. While they may be fine for the amateur crowd, you are buying a Chinese product. The Tram and Browning names used to mean something back in the 70's when they were USA based companies that made CB gear. The brand names were bought out and now used for Chinese products. When a Chinese company buys a "U.S." brand name, that should tell you something.

If you can get away with 12 feet of coaxial cable, I'd recommend this magnetic mount base instead:
http://www.theantennafarm.com/catalog/larsen-nmommrbnc-4522.html

Larsen is a well established company with an excellent reputation. While it'll cost you a few more bucks, the antenna and base will last decades with a little bit of periodic maintenance. I wouldn't expect decades of use out of a Chinese knockoff.
As much as I dislike magnetic mounts, I have used a few of these with type N connectors for some small base stations at work. Mostly places with a base radio and the mag mount on a file cabinet. Not ideal, but it works.
 
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