picking up a vx7r, the stock duckie good?

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mparker

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Is the duckie that comes with the vx7r any good, or is there a bettor option for a HT duckie.
 

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Comet and Diamond make really good aftermarket antennas for the dualband and multiband hts. I would go with something like those. I am sure that the supplied antenna is adequate, but, if it is anything like the VX-5R antenna, it definitely needs a different one.
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There's already a bunch of threads on antennas for this radio and other similar models:

http://forums.radioreference.com/antennas-coax-forum/80224-yaesu-vx-7r.html
http://forums.radioreference.com/antennas-coax-forum/110811-best-antenna-handheld.html
http://forums.radioreference.com/antennas-coax-forum/108146-antenna-recommendations-yaesu-vx-6-a.html
http://forums.radioreference.com/general-scanning-forum/54837-yaesu-vx-7r-50-144-440-handheld-tri-band-radio-any-good.html
http://forums.radioreference.com/antennas-coax-forum/53122-diamond-srh999-antenna-opinions.html

I didn't read through all of them, but a "better" and antenna will most likely be bigger than the one that comes with the radio which is already pretty big. Many people change to a smaller antenna (like the Maldol MH-511) not to improve performance, but to improve portability.
 
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