- Oct 18, 2002
- Farmington, Connecticut
Wondering about my fold-over dual band mobile Diamond NR770HB antennas. I had two of them set up with my Icom IC2820 DStar radio and one went bad. Now the other one bit the dust. Or did they? They are fold-over antennas, a feature I never used, instead I installed two motorized mounts-didn't feel like getting out of my pickup every time I went into my garage. My question is was my thinking they went bad premature? Did the fact I never exercised the fold-over feature cause them to become corroded? I threw them out before I could test this theory. What experience have you had with this Diamond antenna? Have they been known to be prone to early failure?