NEW AL-500 Gain Air Now Available in "SMA"

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We are the first to receive the brand new direct "SMA" version of the popular The High Gain Maldol AL-500 . No need for adapters with BCD-396T, BR-330T ect ....
 
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I've used the "BNC" version of this antenna for Selfridge Air Base...worked very well! It's a little long, but very flexible, almost limp, so you won't hurt yourself with it! :wink:
 

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Always wondered about putting a long antenna onto an SMA connector.... How light is this? Will it put extra strain on the SMA connector if you waggle it about?
 

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Napalm said:
Always wondered about putting a long antenna onto an SMA connector.... How light is this? Will it put extra strain on the SMA connector if you waggle it about?
It's very long, 20"! But only the first 2" or so are rigid. The remainder of the antenna is almost as thin as angel hair pasta! It's very flexible, and puts no strain on the radio. It's barely firm enough to hold itself up...but it does.
 

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wow, sounds interesting. Bandwidth can't be very good, but then again everything you put onto a handheld will be a compromise in some way. If you've ever seen a "Super-Gainer" antenna, that's what I have been using (with BNC to SMA adaptor) and I get all kinds of creaking noises from my 330T. I hate using it.
 

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Napalm said:
Bandwidth can't be very good, but then again everything you put onto a handheld will be a compromise in some way.
Bandwidth is excellent:

116~174 MHz
230~360 MHz
 
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