Baofeng Antenna options! Post 2069.


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The UV5R series of VHF/UHF transceivers from the Peoples Republic of China are popular, inexpensive radios for portable or casual operations.  Like many HTs sold these days, the antenna supplied with the radios leave much to be desired.

In this well-paced video from Tony Kiser, we see how the UV5R's performance can be enhanced by simply changing the antenna to a more efficient design.

If you plan to use the UV5R at your home station, you may want to mount a homemade J-Pole antenna outside your shack.  Be sure to choose a good coaxial cable to feed the antenna--something along the lines of LMR-400.

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