Which antenna is better Laird or Larsen

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Blunt630

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Which antenna is better?

Laird Technologies - WPD136M6C-001

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Larsen - Nmo150/450/758


Scanning 150/450/750-870
 

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I don't know, haven't personally used either one.

What I can say is the the Laird have a very large base. If you are trying to keep things low profile, the Larsen may be a better choice.
The new larsen has a spring lower down at the base, which can be a benefit if you are putting this on top of a taller vehicle that may find low parking garages or tree branches. The taller base on the Laird won't fare as well.

I'm a big fan of Larsen, but I do have some Laird antennas, and I've been happy with them. I stick with Larsen due to habit, but nothing at all wrong with Laird.
 

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For low band base loaded whip go with Laird. They will tune better than the Larsen. When I was a radio tech with an Eastern state SHP the Laird low band coils seemed to also be more rugged. For VHF and UHF I actually use a Larsen for both and could never really tell a difference in performance with other brands. I do prefer black antennas for a more stealth and clean look. Also the Larsen NMO-150 when tuned does both 2M and 6M ham really well.
 

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I am a big fan of the Larsen antenna. I have owned two of them. The only reason I had to buy a second was someone liked the antenna too and helped themselves.
 
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