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    UHF aerial

    Team, after a couple of UHF aerials for my truck(s) would even consider another radio if anyone wanted to get rid of one lying about
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    not quite that simple, UHF covers an entire radio band and the aerial is tuned to a specific frequency (or group of frequencies). there are also variables such as 1/4 wave, 5/8th wave, loaded base etc.
    if you get it wrong the SWR (standing wave ratio) of transmitter is all wrong and damage may ensue as signal is not radiated from the antenna and "bounces back" into the transmitter

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    Ok just after a couple of UHF aerial suitable for an orcom or gme 5 watt radio that I've got in my truck(s) have a shorter one for bush but just after a couple for either spares or longer range, if nothing about I will wait till supercheap have a sale
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROKTOY View Post
    +1 for this guy. Have bought a few items off him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    +1 for this guy. Have bought a few items off him.

    thanks will have a look, and man i need to get you that torch back, I will try and get around sometime this week during the days if thats ok?
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    the two i have been looking at super cheap I've been told are not very well suited to any off road adventures even they though they have what appears to be a good solid spring that you would think would allow for the odd knock! will go the second option, thanks
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    Loaded whips are ok.
    I run a short ground plane independent aerial from Marine electrical solutions (trade me seller above)https://www.marineelectricalsolutions.co.nz), I 4wd in quite a bit of tight bush and snap longer aerials off. I also carry a short 15cm whip in the glove box as a spare, any aerial is better than none. A spring on the base can be a bonus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tertle View Post
    thanks will have a look, and man i need to get you that torch back, I will try and get around sometime this week during the days if thats ok?
    No hurry. Still have a couple of others.
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