Can you use a flag pole for an antenna?
One potential solution, among many, is a flag pole vertical antenna. Yep, it’s a flag pole. Just be prepared for a little work to get it installed and anticipate that you’re probably going to have to use a high-end antenna tuner on some of the bands on which it claims to operate.
How high does a ham radio antenna need to be?
A beam type of antenna at a height of 70 feet or more will provide greatly superior performance over the same antenna at 35 feet, all other factors being equal. A height of 120 feet or even higher will provide even more advantages for long-distance communications.
Will a 2 meter antenna work on 70cm?
The 2 meter 1/4 wave will about a 3/4 wave(?) on 440 so it should work fine.
Will a 2 meter J pole work on 440?
If you multiply 146 MHz, which is in the middle of the 2m band, by 3, you get 438 MHz, which is just below the 440 MHz repeater portion of the 70cm band. In other words, the 440 MHz band is roughly the 3rd harmonic of the 2m band. Consequently, it’s not unusual for a 2m antenna to work on 440 MHz.
Will a 70cm antenna work for GMRS?
Although the band spread is shifted to the upper side of UHF/VHF, you should get adequate performance on both 2m and 70cm amateur bands while optimizing performance operating in the GMRS band. Best bang for the $$$.
Can I use a ham antenna on a GMRS radio?
Ham radios are not type accepted for GMRS, so it would be an illegal use.
Which size flagpole antenna should I Choose?
Choose from 12, 16, 20 and 28 footers! (flag or non-flag) that all operate from 80-6 meters with impressive efficiency. Equal or Better Performance than verticals requiring Radials! Before you buy, you must see the performance data below of the ‘full-page-advertisers vs. our DX Flagpole Antenna.
What are the upgrades to the DX flagpole antenna?
Our Greyline Performance upgrades to the DX Flagpole Antenna involve minimizing losses, finding every .db we can out of the antenna heights we offer and enhancing take-off angles too.
Is the OCF flagpole a stealth antenna?
The OCF Flagpole really holds its own and is a stealth antenna, too! Look at the low-band (40/80M) results versus the 43′ vertical with radials. Also, worth noting is the pattern breaks up on 10M on the 43’er. Expect ham radio confidence with the DX Flagpole and it’s Vertical Dipole cousins down to 80M! Q.
Which ATUs will the RF flagpole antenna line work with?
We have tested the new RF Flagpole Antenna Line with several ATUs including the MFJ-998RT and MFJ-993BRT. All worked excellent on all bands 80m through 10m.