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Handheld Antenna

May 15th 2016, 05:12

eagled2

Joined: Jul 14th 2015, 23:09
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I'm currently studying for my Technician class ham license using the book by Gordon West. I friend recommended a baefeng radio as an inexpensive first radio such as the uv-82hp. I've read that the stock antenna's normally don't get very good reception. Where can i find information to learn how to find a good antenna to replace the stock one with when carrying the handheld around?
May 16th 2016, 20:58

W2PND

Joined: Mar 1st 2016, 16:17
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Nagoya and Diamond make antennas to fit the Baofeng radios. You need an antenna with an SMA female connection. Also, beware of counterfeit Nagoya and Diamond antennas. A good antenna for this radio should cost $25 or $30.
May 17th 2016, 14:08

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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http://www.eham.net/reviews/products/37
This site has antenna reviews.
The performance of an antenna is limited by its size--a bigger antenna works better, assuming it is properly tuned and doesn't have issues with shoddy construction.

Zack Lau W1VT
ARRL Senior Lab Engineer
May 18th 2016, 02:22

eagled2

Joined: Jul 14th 2015, 23:09
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Thanks.

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