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Hypario® X Nagoya 771 DUAL BAND 144/430Mhz SMA-F UV Ham Radio Antenna

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Smurf Hunter:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HUDU1V8/

I'm blessed to live among numerous repeaters at relatively high elevations.  I really didn't NEED a replacement antenna for my Baofeng UV5R.  If maximum VHF range was important, I'd switch to the mobile rig.  But then I saw this antenna for less than $13 shipped with amazon prime, and the reviews seemed fantastic.

This antenna makes a noticeable improvement.  I've done side by side comparisons with the stock antenna and listeners on the other claim a louder, and cleaner signal from me.
While $13 isn't much money, it is over 40% the price I paid for the Chinese H/T :)

The length is 14.5"  It's on the long side, but as a taller guy, I can place my radio in a jacket pocket without it being too obnoxious.  The antenna is very thin and "whip" like, so it'll flex against your body as needed.  I plan to keep this on my emergency HT.

BE WARNED

There are many FAKE versions of this antenna.  Follow the link I've provided, or ensure the source manufacture is the same.  It's not worth saving $2 to get a useless antenna.

TexasGirl:
It has a SMA female, which is correct for those Beofeng HT's, but they list being compatible with many Kenwood's.  I thought the Kenwood's required the SMA male connectors, just like the Woxun's?

~TG

Smurf Hunter:

--- Quote from: TexasGirl on March 04, 2015, 10:39:12 PM ---It has a SMA female, which is correct for those Beofeng HT's, but they list being compatible with many Kenwood's.  I thought the Kenwood's required the SMA male connectors, just like the Woxun's?

~TG

--- End quote ---

I don't  own a kenwood but i may ask around.  Baofeng uv5r have a male on the radio end and thus require an antenna with a female sma.

Carl:
An SMA barrel connector will adapt it to either male or female SMA use. Thats how I do it.

http://www.amazon.com/SMA-Female-Coupler-Joiner/dp/B0025W3Q84/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1425590485&sr=1-1&keywords=sma+barrel

Smurf Hunter:
This Russian separatist needs a better antenna:

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