"Snub Nose" dual band antenna for Yaesu small radio

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I carry a small Yaesu FT-60r on the subway everyday into Manhattan and so I like a compact antenna. I picked up a Diamond SRH805S on ebay for a few bucks. It says 144/430 with wide band receive. I put it on the radio and can hit a repeater in Manhattan from Brooklyn (10 miles+/-). I also listen to the PD (which is on 470.xxx so it works great. I never loved an antenna before.

Anyone ever use one of these tiny antennas?
 

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Looks cool! How much power are you using when you transmit on 2m?
 

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5 watts, but to be honest, I don't talk on it much, I monitor more. I carry it "just in case" I need to use it. It's like a pistol, you only carry it to fight your way back to your rifle.
 

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Does your Comet work on 800? Doesn't need to be too sensitive... just looking for something stealthy for my 396.
Yes it does extremely well in my area. I bought it back in the 90's and have had it on several scanners.

Here is the CH-32's extended receive range:

118 -160 MHz.
250 - 290 MHz.
360 - 390 MHz.
420 - 470 MHz.
820 - 960 MHz.
1260 -1300 MHz.
 
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Yes it does extremely well in my area. I bought it back in the 90's and have had it on several scanners.

Here is the CH-32's extended receive range:

118 -160 MHz.
250 - 290 MHz.
360 - 390 MHz.
420 - 470 MHz.
820 - 960 MHz.
1260 -1300 MHz.
What, no VHF-Low? ;)
Guess I'll be ordering one.

emcomm, nothing against your suggestion. In fact, if you hadn't posted this thread, I might not have discovered these antennas, so thank you. Depending on availability, I may still end up with the Diamond.
 

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I have been using this antenna for quite a while now:

Maldol MH-209 Amateur HT Antenna

I like it so much that I now own nine of them so far. I use them on both Amateur radios and scanners.

(I bought mine at HRO)

Mark
I use the maldol MH-255 and the MH-209 on my vx6r and they work great!
Fyi- the 255 is a commercial dual band antenna.

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n9zas
 

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These antennas are a compromise between compactness, & performance. I find when trying to use them on ham freq's, they don;t work so good, unless the repeater is nearby. Of course, when using these micro antennas to monitor a county wide system with tall towers, & multi sites, they work OK. So if you want maximum performance on ham repeaters, don't use these. But if compactness is the prime concern, & you don't care about performance, then they are OK. GARY N4KVE
 

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gewecke said:
I have been using this antenna for quite a while now:

Maldol MH-209 Amateur HT Antenna

I like it so much that I now own nine of them so far. I use them on both Amateur radios and scanners.

(I bought mine at HRO)

Mark
I use the maldol MH-255 and the MH-209 on my vx6r and they work great!
Fyi- the 255 is a commercial dual band antenna.

73,
n9zas
I have both the mh-209 & mh-255 and love them both. I sat in Universal and tried about every ht antenna they had on my ft-60 and the mh-209 performed very well compared to other stubby antennas.
 

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I have both the mh-209 & mh-255 and love them both. I sat in Universal and tried about every ht antenna they had on my ft-60 and the mh-209 performed very well compared to other stubby antennas.
Exactly! I haven't found a better one yet for my vx-6r :)

73,
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