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Need 2M antenna for attic

Jul 12th 2012, 17:11

KD8SCX

Joined: Jun 8th 2012, 00:47
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A relative gave me an old Azden PCS-3000 2M FM Transceiver. I am looking for a good antenna under $100 that I can conceal in my attic.
My attic is 6ft high down the middle.

I am new to the hobby and with so many antennas on the market it is hard to make a choice.


Jul 14th 2012, 22:55

KH2G

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I suggest you go to Radioo Shack or Fry's and get some coax and a couple PL259 or "N" connectors, 1 female connector , a couple of pieces of brazing rod and make a 1/4 stub with radials and mount it on a piece of PVC. No gain but it';; get you going for very little cost outlay. Once you've calculated the lengths. use your SWR meter for final tweaking. bending the radials down about 45 degrees will get you in the ball park and it could even sit on the legs.
Regards,
Dick KH2G
Jul 18th 2012, 04:14

KD8SCX

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Thanks for the reply KH2G
Jul 19th 2012, 17:23

W7RTL

Joined: Aug 15th 2002, 00:00
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I use/used a Diamond 50A in my attic for almost six years. I'm not sure what the price is now but when I bought mine it was under $100.
Jun 24th 2013, 01:58

kg7cbj

Joined: Jun 24th 2013, 01:18
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Do a google search for 2 meter back pack antennas you can make one out of 300 ohm twin lead.

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