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Old 02-18-2008, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by corsair23 View Post
Yep! But if you're pinned under your rig and tried everything then I'd rather have 'em POd at me than dead
What is it they say, it's better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
Just FYI, from my experience with my ICOM HT with the rubber ducky antenna the "reach" isn't very good. For instance in the "Ranch" I could not typically hear the Centennial tower (<10 miles away) controllers talking, but I could hear the planes in the vicinity talking to the tower. Even when I used it once in an semi-emergency during a flight I could not talk to the tower until I was within ~10 miles of the airport.
Keep in mind that aircraft use AM and so if you are TXing and RXing on FM, the range will seem to be very poor in both range and quality. I can hear KAPA Tower 118.9 at my house just barely in the truck. Such is the down side of AM, it attenuates quickly with range.
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