- Mar 15, 2008
Can I use a telescopic antenna to transmit on just about anything? I have a 5 watt radio and I want to know if hooking it up to a telescopic antenna is better than the 6'' duckie
Okay thanks, yeh I have a long telescoping for a radio in VHF highfineshot1 said:Depends on how long it extends and also the band you are using it on.
For example: 2 meter ham band = about 20 inches for a 1/4 wave antenna.
So if you were going to use it as a 1/4 wave on the 2 meter ham band then
you would extend it to that length(assuming its not shorter) and no further.
LOL lowband telescopics are like 3 feet tall. I wonder what the officers who had them on their belts look like when they try to step through door when its extended. Theyt musta got good coverage for them thoSLWilson said:Motorola used to use a telescoping antenna on their old low band portables (I mean OLD...Back in the 70's and 80's). We used 39.58 and 39.26 and the portable itself was the size of a standard brick. The antanne was about 36 to 40 inches tall when you pulled it all the way up...
They actually recieved OK with the antenna DOWN. Just couldn't talk too far that way.chrismoll said:LOL lowband telescopics are like 3 feet tall. I wonder what the officers who had them on their belts look like when they try to step through door when its extended. Theyt musta got good coverage for them tho
af5rn said:The Seventies weren't that long ago!!
I used to use a GE PortaMobile lunchbox, and I am pretty sure it was 15 watts, although I wouldn't swear to it. Maybe the Seventies were a long time ago after all, lol.chrismoll said:how much power output did the lunchboxes have? I've seen them before, there like a little toolbox