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WVFC80

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If I'm not mistaken I think they do but on vhf your rx and tx is going to be diminished because of the antenna length/design. What prevents you from using a traditional 1/4 wave?
 

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Yes they do, but like WCFC80 and FFPM571 say, they suck.
We have one on a fire truck, and it's got no range at all, compared to a 1/4 wave whip.
If you really need low profile, put a 1/4 wave on, and bend it back.
 

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Yes they do, but like WCFC80 and FFPM571 say, they suck.
We have one on a fire truck, and it's got no range at all, compared to a 1/4 wave whip.
If you really need low profile, put a 1/4 wave on, and bend it back.
The only time those style antennas give any sort of performance is on 800 mhz and even then sometimes coverage is marginal.
 

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I use Laird Phantom antennas extensively. They are the cat'a meow on 700/800 and are acceptable on UHF. On VHF they are quite large (about 5" in diameter) and their bandwidth is only about 1MHz. Unless you have a specialty application that requires minimal vertical clearance, need very minimal bandwidth and are working with a very strong system they wouldn't be advisable.

An option if you want something that blends in is the Sharkee. We have had pretty good luck with them and you get a lot of use out of a single roof penetration. http://www.sharkeenow.com/
 
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