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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => The HAM Radio Board => Amateur Radio Gear Reviews => Topic started by: TGinID on October 18, 2014, 03:22:59 PM

Title: Harris Antenna
Post by: TGinID on October 18, 2014, 03:22:59 PM
Anyone have any experience with this Falcon Discone Antenna that Steven Harris is so high on?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00443S4MA/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00443S4MA&linkCode=as2&tag=prep1234-20

Thanks
Title: Re: Harris Antenna
Post by: armymars on October 18, 2014, 04:55:26 PM
All I know about dis-cones is they are about equal to a 1/4 wave ground plane. They're good up to a 10 octaves. So one cut for 90 Mhz would work up to 900 Mhz. This is about the size of the Harris Antenna. 
Title: Re: Harris Antenna
Post by: Carl on October 21, 2014, 09:40:25 AM
Dis-cone antennas are only suitable as a broad band receive antennas though they will work for transmitting , the performance is not so good.