Take the Poll for Band Popularity

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DPD1

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Just trying to get a grip on what people's main interests are these days, to help with future designs. I would appreciate any help.

Please place a number next to each of these bands, so as to rank their level of importance to you personally. This is mainly in terms of what you monitor... Not for commercial transmitting. So in other words... You're listing them from 1 to 8, by level of importance.


25-50 MHz (Low)

118-137 MHz (Civil Air)

138-144 MHz (Gov/Mil)

144-148 MHz (2m Ham)

150-175 MHz (Various VHF)

225-400 MHz (Mil)

400-510 MHz (UHF Various)

700-950 MHz (Various)


Also... If you could put a 'D' by any band where you feel you could benefit by having directional gain in an antenna for that band... Maybe in a situation where you are trying to intercept signals from the next town over or something.

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RadioDaze

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6___25-50 MHz (Low)

4___118-137 MHz (Civil Air)

2___138-144 MHz (Gov/Mil)

4___144-148 MHz (2m Ham)

4___150-175 MHz (Various VHF)

2___225-400 MHz (Mil)

8D__400-510 MHz (UHF Various)

8___700-950 MHz (Various)
 

kcoleman

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Tallassee, AL
7__25-50 MHz (Low)

3__118-137 MHz (Civil Air)

2__138-144 MHz (Gov/Mil)

6__144-148 MHz (2m Ham)

4__150-175 MHz (Various VHF)

1__225-400 MHz (Mil)

4D__400-510 MHz (UHF Various)

5D__700-950 MHz (Various)
 

prcguy

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1_25-50 MHz (Low)

1_118-137 MHz (Civil Air)

1_138-144 MHz (Gov/Mil)

1_144-148 MHz (2m Ham)

1_150-175 MHz (Various VHF)

1_225-400 MHz (Mil)

1_400-510 MHz (UHF Various)

1_700-950 MHz (Various)

Make one at least -6dBd on low band, 3dBD on VHF hi through UHF and 6dBD on 700-850 and I'll think about buying one.
prcguy
 
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DPD1

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Thanks guys, but it's listed from 1-8, not on a scale from 1 to 8. I would love to have something that does 10 on everything too, but that would be tough. :)
 

radiopro52

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#5 25-50 MHz (Low)

#8 118-137 MHz (Civil Air)

#6 138-144 MHz (Gov/Mil)

#3 144-148 MHz (2m Ham)

#2 150-175 MHz (Various VHF)

#7 225-400 MHz (Mil)

#1 400-510 MHz (UHF Various)

#4 700-950 MHz (Various)
 

gmclam

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8 25-50 MHz (Low)

4 118-137 MHz (Civil Air)

3 138-144 MHz (Gov/Mil)

3 144-148 MHz (2m Ham)

8 150-175 MHz (Various VHF)

3 225-400 MHz (Mil)

7 D 400-510 MHz (UHF Various)

8 D 700-950 MHz (Various)
 

RadioDaze

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Thanks guys, but it's listed from 1-8, not on a scale from 1 to 8. I would love to have something that does 10 on everything too, but that would be tough. :)
I'm an idiot...

#3___25-50 MHz (Low)

#5___118-137 MHz (Civil Air)

#8___138-144 MHz (Gov/Mil)

#4___144-148 MHz (2m Ham)

#6___150-175 MHz (Various VHF)

#7___225-400 MHz (Mil)

#1D__400-510 MHz (UHF Various)

#2___700-950 MHz (Various)
 

DPD1

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No you're not, I just didn't explain it well the first time. I tried to edit it, but it was too late.
 

fireside

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4--25-50 MHz (Low)

5--118-137 MHz (Civil Air)

7--138-144 MHz (Gov/Mil)

8--144-148 MHz (2m Ham)

1--150-175 MHz (Various VHF)

6--225-400 MHz (Mil)

3--400-510 MHz (UHF Various)

2D--700-950 MHz (Various)
 

davidmc36

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8....25-50 MHz (Low)

5....118-137 MHz (Civil Air)

1....138-144 MHz (Gov/Mil)

6....144-148 MHz (2m Ham)

3....150-175 MHz (Various VHF)

7....225-400 MHz (Mil)

4....400-510 MHz (UHF Various)

2D..700-950 MHz (Various)
 

tonsoffun

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Hi Dave,

8---25-50 MHz (Low)

5---118-137 MHz (Civil Air)

1D--138-144 MHz (Gov/Mil)

7---144-148 MHz (2m Ham)

2---150-175 MHz (Various VHF)

6---225-400 MHz (Mil)

4---400-510 MHz (UHF Various)

3---700-950 MHz (Various)
 

jgodeker

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2___25-50 MHz (Low)

4___118-137 MHz (Civil Air)

6___138-144 MHz (Gov/Mil)

8___144-148 MHz (2m Ham)

3___150-175 MHz (Various VHF)

5___225-400 MHz (Mil)

1__400-510 MHz (UHF Various)

7___700-950 MHz (Various)

For what its worth....here's my two cents.

J.
 

W6KRU

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6 25-50 MHz (Low)

4 118-137 MHz (Civil Air)

7 138-144 MHz (Gov/Mil)

8 144-148 MHz (2m Ham)

3 150-175 MHz (Various VHF)

4 225-400 MHz (Mil)

5 400-510 MHz (UHF Various)

1 700-950 MHz (Various)
 

gmclam

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What, there's nothing below 25?
Most scanners do not receive below 25 MHz.

So if I understand what you want, it is to RANK these 8 bands, in order, from 1 to 8, with 1 being the 'least important'. Are we ranking them because of their "properties", or what we hear there? That would change my rannking totally.

1 225-400 MHz (Mil)

2 138-144 MHz (Gov/Mil)

3 144-148 MHz (2m Ham)

4 118-137 MHz (Civil Air)

5 D 400-510 MHz (UHF Various)

6 D 700-950 MHz (Various)+

7 25-50 MHz (Low)

8 150-175 MHz (Various VHF)
 

DPD1

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Right, list them from 1-8... Just based on what you feel you listen to most or find the most important to you.
 

Danoman

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5-------25-50 MHz (Low)

4----118-137 MHz (Civil Air)

3D--138-144 MHz (Gov/Mil)

8----144-148 MHz (2m Ham)

2D--150-175 MHz (Various VHF)

6----225-400 MHz (Mil)

7----400-510 MHz (UHF Various)

1D--700-950 MHz (Various)
 

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8 - 25-50 MHz (Low)

4 - 118-137 MHz (Civil Air)

6 - 138-144 MHz (Gov/Mil)

5 - 144-148 MHz (2m Ham)

2 - 150-175 MHz (Various VHF)

7 - 225-400 MHz (Mil)

3 - 400-510 MHz (UHF Various)

1 - 700-950 MHz (Various)
 

captkel

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8- 25-50 MHz (Low)

1- 118-137 MHz (Civil Air)

5- 138-144 MHz (Gov/Mil)

7- 144-148 MHz (2m Ham)

4- 150-175 MHz (Various VHF)

2- 225-400 MHz (Mil)

6- 400-510 MHz (UHF Various)

3- 700-950 MHz (Various)
 
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