Larsen Triband Whip swap

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skatertj

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I currently have a larsen NMOQB antenna(Larsen NMOQC [NMOQC] - $14.95 : The Antenna Farm :: , Your Two Way Radio Source!). Im starting to think it wasnt a good choice. I bought it for scanning and it was a cheap antenna so i went ahead and got it. Im now wanting to switch to the larsen tri band antenna but i noticed that the bases of these antennas are the same. Could i just swap out the whips if i can find the tri band whip?
 

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Certainly! I am presuming you are using a NMO mount (I did not look at your link) then you can swap any antenna whose mount is compatible. I do it all the time. A tip-take a soft rag and give it a shot of WD 40 or similar, then gently wipe the threads. Make certain the center conductor is clean and shiny, use a pencil eraser for that. Do the same for the antenna. Every little bit helps!

Good Signals,

Ed
 

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Yes i have a NMO perm. mount through my roof but im wanting to just swap antenna whips if i can find a tri band whip. My current antenna has the Makroblend base and the tri bands base looks like it but idk if they really are the same or not...
 

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That's rolling the dice, even though they may look similar there could be a coil or a capacitive component molded in the base that you cant see.
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Yes i have a NMO perm. mount through my roof but im wanting to just swap antenna whips if i can find a tri band whip. My current antenna has the Makroblend base and the tri bands base looks like it but idk if they really are the same or not...
 

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Scanner and i think the current antenna i have, just isnt cutting it. I run to many frequencies between 150-160 and 440-460. Im thinkingh the tri band will do better than a plan whip. I know some website sells the tri band for around $25 bucks but i forgot what website... Anyone know?
 

ermin

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Scanner and i think the current antenna i have, just isnt cutting it. I run to many frequencies between 150-160 and 440-460. Im thinking the tri band will do better than a plan whip. I know some website sells the tri band for around $25 bucks but i forgot what website... Anyone know?
Amateur Electronic Supply
Ham Radio Outlet
Universal Radio
And if you use Google you'll probably find a dozen other places to get it.

73

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