How to pick the best HT Antenna

Thanks to Adam (K6ARK) for this enlightening discussion of HT antennas.

Adam examines "rubber ducks", whips, telescoping whips, wire antennas, and directional antennas.

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This is post 2799 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Here are some comments from Adam:

What is the best antenna for my handheld radio? How many times have we all heard that question? In this video, I talk you through the process of deciding which HT antenna will be best for you, and I share a few of my favorites. RUBBER DUCKS: Smiley Regular Duck (my preferred SAR radio antenna): 2.5" Flexible Mini-Duck (I use this one around the house for nearby repeaters and the DMR hotspot): WHIPS: Diamond RH77 series dual-band antennas - BNC model: - Female SMA (for Baofengs, Anytone 878, etc.): - Male SMA (Yaesu, Icom, etc.): Signal Stick: TELESCOPIC WHIPS: Half-Wave Telescopic Whip Antennas: - Smiley Antenna Half-Wave: - MFJ-1714: WIRE ANTENNAS: - Roll-Up J-Pole Build Instructions: - Extended Double Zepp Calculator & Build Instructions: DIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS K6ARK Portable Yagi Build: Elk Antenna: Arrow Antena: The Amazon links above are part of an affiliate account. Clicking through those links and making a purchase gives me a small kick-back to help support the channel.


Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).


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