View Full Version : what brand of uhf antenna ?
17-02-2008, 11:11 PM
Hi all. this subject may have be done before sorry!
Think i may be up for a new uhf antenna? as i was doing a radio check for a mate today and he couldn't hear me from about 2klms away, he has a new antenna! I have hit a couple of trees on last week outing. Just seeing what antenna you guys recomand? Iam using a 6gain whip with a spring has always work great up to about 4>5 klms, just may be time to replace the whip or hole lot ?????
thanks guys!! :twisted: peter
18-02-2008, 12:42 AM
RFI cd900 i think is what it is called,very good, their was a lot on cars out west when we were tripping around recently.
My 2 cents.
18-02-2008, 07:24 PM
Id double check the cable entry into the antenna as this is one area they do cop it, give the cable a gentle yank and see if it is still attached, unless the antenna is physically broken it should still be ok, I have seen some pretty mangled antennas that still work well :shock:
The antenna Hutch mentioned, A great antenna !
http://www.rfi.com.au/downloads/wireles ... /CD900.pdf (http://www.rfi.com.au/downloads/wireless/mobile-antennas/citizen-band/477MHz/CD900.pdf)
18-02-2008, 08:48 PM
Depends on the area wherre yiu are going to use it... Mountain country or plains/desert areas?
17-02-2010, 01:19 AM
Search help needed. I've searched high and low. I think i've seen someone on hear with one of these (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/UHF-CB-Radio-4dbi-Mobile-Heavy-Duty-Antenna_W0QQitemZ260552657520QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU _Electronics_Radio_Equipment?hash=item3caa260a70) mounted on there roof rails and cable run down windscreen then through the fire wall :?: :?:
17-02-2010, 09:00 PM
A word of warning regarding the RFI cd900, these antennas aren't suitable for the Toyota bull bar.
They break at the middle section due to vibration. I believe the manufacturer does not guarantee
them when mounted on bull bars.
I have one myself and it vibrated terribly, a friend broke two in a matter of days. I have
placed a couple of layers of dual core heat shrink over mine to strengthen it.
17-02-2010, 09:16 PM
Search help needed. I've searched high and low. I think i've seen someone on hear with on of these (http://cgi.ebay.com.au/UHF-CB-Radio-4dbi-Mobile-Heavy-Duty-Antenna_W0QQitemZ260552657520QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU _Electronics_Radio_Equipment?hash=item3caa260a70) mounted on there roof rails and cable run down windsceen then through the fire wall :?: :?:
There are a few running around with this antenna now, me included. D4D was the originator. I think OGG runs this combo now as well.
Anyhow I have some pics in my buildup here (http://www.pradopoint.com/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=6032)
its not just rfi antennas, ive had 3 steel whips snap off at the base and i gave them the flick and put a GME 4703 fibreglass antenna on, no broken antennas no, it has a spring base so if you hit something low it just bends, its a 4.5db gain so it give me good range in the scrub and good range on the flat, but remember the higher the gain the better the range when on the flat but when it gets to hilly stuff the lower the db rating the better the range. cheers samo
22-02-2010, 09:10 PM
Okay, so my free steel whip antenna that came with my GME has now snapped. Lasted about 3-4 weeks. Snapped half way up above the thing :?: in the middle. Looking at the short bendy antenna on the roof rails, same as switched or a good big antenna on the wing of my ARB bar again :?: Looking at 4db gain. Any thoughts? Is the short one up high on the roof have the same reception as a good long one down on the bar that just clears the roof line? The one on your roof not in your vision but may be a pain for underground parking at shopping centres and the like?
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