[amsat-bb] Any recommendations on a good dual band HT whip??

Alan wa4sca at gmail.com
Sat Aug 20 02:25:14 UTC 2016


My favorite repeater is line of sight blocked by a hill. I can hear it fine, but in general with the
stock antenna, whether Kenwood, Icom, or Yaesu equipment, I have a couple of hot spots in the house
where I can get in. Consistently, switching to an RH-77 means I have good general coverage with only a
couple of dead spots.

I have an AIMUHF analyzer, the same model the ARRL uses as their standard, and all three RH-77s have
been slightly off resonance. Perhaps incorrectly, I attribute that to the analyzer being part of the
antenna system when testing a rubber duck, which is not what is intended. Even if that is wrong, the
practical results indicated there is no significant issue.

Just be careful to get them from a reputable dealer. The ones on EBay are often physically
indistinguishable from the real thing, but can be far off frequency and perform poorer than stock.



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<I need to find a good 2M/70cm dual band HT whip currently on the market. All the ones I've analyzed
<appear to be off frequency. Any suggestions are appreciated.
<Dave, AA4KN
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