NMO version of Diamond RH77CA?

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As many of you know, the RH77CA is one hot little scanner antenna. I have used it many times on my BCT15X with a right-angle BNC and it pulls in things I didn’t even know were out there.


Does an NMO-mountable version of this antenna exist? Perhaps made stiffer also so it doesn’t flex in the wind while driving? It would be quite a mobile antenna!
 

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Did you look at http://WWW.diamondantenna.net/? Google is your friend... :D
 
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Did you look at Diamond®Antenna? Google is your friend... :D
I did, but couldn't find anything listed as covering "2m/70cm + receive up to 900MHz" or similar. That's not to say it doesn't exist, just that I couldn't personally find it - which is why I started this thread, in the hopes that maybe somebody more knowledgeable than me might be able to point me in the right direction.
 

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LI, I use this for scanning and ham.. Works great:
ANLI MOBILE AMATEUR RADIO ANTENNAS

MOBILE TRI-BAND - DC-124H; Black "NMO" Base thread 2M/220/440 HiGain FoldOver, 4.0/4.5/5.5 dB.
 

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LI, I use this for scanning and ham.. Works great:
ANLI MOBILE AMATEUR RADIO ANTENNAS

MOBILE TRI-BAND - DC-124H; Black "NMO" Base thread 2M/220/440 HiGain FoldOver, 4.0/4.5/5.5 dB.

Looks nice - thanks for the link!

Have you ever had anything else to compare it to such as the Larsen tri-bander?
 

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Not Larsen but Diamond and comet.. Neither were broad-banded enough for my choice. Your mileage may vary :)

Ya know what, I might as well give it a shot ;)

Half the fun with scanning is the experimentation with antennas. It's not like these antennas cost a fortune so I might as well try one :D

Thanks!
 

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If you're just using it for a scanner, there's always the Larsen L-NMO150/450/800. I've had one for a few years along with an RH77CA. I've never done a side-by-side comparison of them, but they both work well for distant stations.
 

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If you're just using it for a scanner, there's always the Larsen L-NMO150/450/800. I've had one for a few years along with an RH77CA. I've never done a side-by-side comparison of them, but they both work well for distant stations.
Believe it or not, my Larsen tribander is collecting dust. I never thought much of it for mobile use. My DPD Productions 800MHz 5/8 wave over 5/8 wave runs circles around it on everything on top of 800 which it obviously excels at since it's designed for that.
 
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