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What is your favorite brand of mobile antenna

Whats your favoritate brand of mobile antenna?


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Hello I wanted to know you guys favorite brand of mobile antennas and why you like them. I am not going to vote because it is my thread. I like Laird because they have really good antennas with great reception. Tell me your thoughts.


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Sinclabs. Tough, well made. I use a 1/2wave for my LMR radio because I operate on frequencies from low 150MHz all the way up to almost 174MHz. Laird is Ok, as is Larsen, although my Larsen is a NMO 2/70 for my ham mobile so it does not really count here.
I'm pretty sure my RTK reference station antenna, UHF elevated feed 5/8 over 5/8, is Laird.


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Possible, the question would have been better stated if it broke down to commercial, amateur or CB antennas,
 

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Laird for mobiles, Larson for non ground plane, Morad for VHF Marine, Comprod for ships, Ugly Stix (spelling?) for CB, and usually the stock antenna for handheld Motorola and Icom radios.
For satcom use the Trivec-Avant AV-2040 series (sometimes marketed by Harris now).
 

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Shakespeare has some niche antennas, especially for marine applications. (So they work in other non-ground plane settings.)

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Stico is good too, just $$$$.

I have also used Stico in some settings and they are very good, just a lot of money.

Shakespeare is alright these days, but I have had batches of their fiberglass marine antennas that do not have enough laminate on them. This lets water seep through to the foam that holds the wire inside. Then it corrodes apart over the course of a year or two.

The company I work for bought 30 work boats with two Shakespeare fiberglass antennas on each one. Almost like clockwork, a year later for ones kept outside and two years later for those kept inside, they began to fail. (Humid environment where they are stored indoors.)

The solution was to switch to Morad, and in some cases use Shakespeare sailboat antennas.
 
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