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Old 06-23-2015, 06:25 PM
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I love the look of the stocky/stubby antennas they use in Australia. Is there anything in particular that make these different than the thin wire like antennas we seem to use here?

I want one that looks similar to this...



Or even more fat like this...


Or ginormous...
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Old 06-23-2015, 06:46 PM
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The first two I believe are UHF antennas. If so, those are actually not stubby antennas but high gain. I run a 1/4 wavelength 70cm antenna, it's just 6.5" long. If you use something about 20" long you actually have several dB of gain.

If you get your ham license you can use shorter antennas on UHF. In Australia their CB service operates at 477MHz, so similar to where our amateur 70cm and FRS radios sit. Their UHF CB service is probably most like our GMRS or MURS services.

The third one I know is an HF antenna that has a tuner in the base. I think it's a Codan 9350M. If so, it's I think at least $2,000 for it, probably more. It self tunes over a range of bands from 80m up to 6m.

http://www.codanradio.com/product/9350-m-vehicle-whip/

We have similar things here, if you didn't want a military antenna like that. I have a Yaesu ATAS-120 that is a motorized tuning antenna.
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Look at the Comet SBB-1, pretty close to what you're after? Also a darn good antenna for 2m trail work.

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The first 2 are uhf CELL PHONE ANTENNAS

A similar antenna for US cell bands can be had from CYFRE

The last is an HF antenna. Similar in looks and performance (with an external tuner) at a much cheaper price is the Vertex YA-007FG
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The 3rd one, it turns out, is a Barrett/Codan Model 910.

http://barrettusa.com/910.html

Costs AU$880 (about US$690), so it's not really that expensive.

http://www.hf-radio.com.au/component...id,1/vmcchk,1/



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I think most of what you see for antenna's in AUS are HF
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I'll second the little SBB-1 posted by Nakman. First ham antenna I had. First contacts bursting my ham bubble was simplex over 20 miles away with that little antenna. Since moved up to the SBB-7 for general in town and highway use, but switch it out when I hit the trails. SBB-1 is very flexible and takes branch hits w/o issue. I use the same Diamond hatch mount as shown in the pic above as well. One for ham antenna and one for CB antenna. Mount is well worth the price.
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Look at the Comet SBB-1, pretty close to what you're after? Also a darn good antenna for 2m trail work.

Am I understanding this correctly that this is 2M only? Now I have a fancy pants dual band in 2M and 70cm shouldn't I go for a dual band antenna? Please enlighten me if I am missing something.

Also, what would you guys recommend for a dual band antenna with the features and performance of the Comet SBB-1?

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The SBB-1 is a dual band 2m and 70cm antenna.
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