[amsat-bb] Re: handheld whip
Tim - N3TL
n3tl at bellsouth.net
Fri Sep 11 16:28:42 PDT 2009
The Pryme RD-98 also works well, and it about the same price. My favorite of all, however, based on my testing (and I've used the AL-800, RD-98 and several others) is the Diamond RH-789 (BNC connector; SRH-789 with an SMA connector) telescoping whip. It's a bit less expensive than the AL-800, but is extremely wide band. In addition to performing well on the FM satellites, it really surprised me at how it performed on the shortwave broadcast bands on a variety of radios.
To Bob - I suspect the AL-800 is the one you're thinking of. It's probably the most popular and well-known, but there are others out there that also perform quite well.
The Smiley dual-band telescoping whip is another. Patrick, WD9EWK, sent me one to try out - and I wore out AO-27 on the first pass I used it ... hihi. Had seven contacts, which is good for an HT and a whip given the short window for 27.
73 to all,
Tim - N3TL
From: George Henry <ka3hsw at att.net>
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: handheld whip
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> What is the 2/440 whip antenna that we can use on a handheld for AO-51, I
> can't remember/find it.
> 73 Bob W7LRD
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