How is the Larsen base conversion kit with the Austin Spectra working out for you?I purchased a base conversion kit that included an NMO mount and four radials. This base kit turns any mobile NMO antenna into a base antenna. The Austin Spectra screws directly onto it; so will any mobile antenna that uses an NMO mount. I used LMR-400 cable for the coax run.
It works well, but it's only a couple of feet above the roof. I would like to have it higher, but I live in an antenna restricted area.How is the Larsen base conversion kit with the Austin Spectra working out for you?
I just brought the Larsen conversion kit and already have the Ausitn Spectra. Hopefully I will get the setup up this weekend.
Right now the Austin Spectra is with a magnetic base on a roof vent which out performs a Diamond Discone antenna. I am using LMR-195.
Really depends on the frequency range you are going to monitor. My listening is VHF-HI, 800, & 900, therefore, I use a very low lost coax because of the 800 and 900, I use LMR-195 which is thin and flexible.What would be the best low loss cable for a run of about 50 feet?
Freq range is 154 to about 485. I plan on adding a tuned 800 antenna as well so that range I'm not concerned with