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Old 10-14-2003, 08:06 AM
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Default Need a 2m / 440 dual band marine antenna

I think this may have been asked before but I'm unable to find the thread.

I would like to outfit a boat with a 2m/440 ham radio and am interested in a good dual band antenna good for the marine environment. I checked out digital antenna and they don't seem to have a dual bander like that.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I don't know of any of the marine antenna makers who are producing a dual-bander but if you were just goint to use the 2-meter side you could use a standard marineVHF antenna, the SWR won't fry the transciever. Actually for a while I was using my 2-meter radio (ICOM 2100H) in the boat just hooed up to a Shakespeare 5225 antenna (since tossed). It worked just fine. Of course there was nothing gained other than that mine has been modified to operate on the Marine band so I can use it as a backup and get what little advantage there is from its greater power. I don't know what you would do for the UHF side though I suspect that many of the dual bander car antennas will work well enough for a year or so before they corrode away. I'm using one on my truck, a thru glass, that has held up now for about 5 years. All I remember about the manufacturer is that they are located in Cleveland, OH. It has held up well. I think the company that made it is called Antenna Dynamics or something like that. I'll look tonight and see if I still have the receipt for it to put you in contact with the company. They make a dual band version.

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Default Need a 2m / 440 dual band marine antenna

I'd install a separate antenna for it.

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Default Need a 2m / 440 dual band marine antenna

I am specifically interested in dual band operation as specified (2m / 440) so a marine antenna would not cut it (actually, Digital Antenna makes one with wide enough coverage to dip down to the 2m band. But I need UHF also).

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Default Need a 2m / 440 dual band marine antenna

What did I do wrong ? I was just trying to help. It's not a business.....

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Default Need a 2m / 440 dual band marine antenna

Spud, looks like you are posting to the wrong thread.

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quote:Originally posted by spud:
What did I do wrong ? I was just trying to help. It's not a business.....

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For starters, you could join the Capt's club before advertising things for sale.

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Default Need a 2m / 440 dual band marine antenna

OK, I joined the Captains Club as I read these
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Sorry I stepped on someones toes, thought I was just helping out.

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Default Need a 2m / 440 dual band marine antenna

I think the company that Thom is referring to might be ANTENNA SPECIALISTS. They can be reached at:

Antenna Specialists-(800) 321-9977

They have a web site that is under construction at present but you might be able to get a catalogue by calling. They have been around a long time and make just about anything related to antennas for all bands and applications.

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