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 "There is a Large assumption in this dialogue. That being we want to hear what our comrades have to say. " 

  Bad form above,  Sorry.  I do want to hear from comrades.

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Just now, Bagstr said:

 There is a Large assumption in this dialogue. That being we want to hear what our comrades have to say.  

So- why ya here?  :rolleyes:

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6 minutes ago, paulmbowers said:

There is also this little Comet that claims 1/4 wave on 146 and 1/2 wave on 446. There's problems with that math, but we're beyond that. https://www.gigaparts.com/comet-antennas-sbb-1nmo.html

I have played with a similar antenna (don't think it was a Comet) but wasn't able to get it to tune properly. Comet makes good stuff. Might be worth a try. 

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       Sorry,  Not funny above.  Edited

  I have a couple of pictures of my grounding set-up coming.

  In reality, I enjoy the conversation on this tech stuff.

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1 hour ago, Bagstr said:

  In reality, I enjoy the conversation on this tech stuff.

I assure you the comment was accepted with the good nature in which it was delivered.

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IMG_0268-M.jpg  5mm, ring terminal - attached to metal belt clip tapped hole

IMG_0265-M.jpg 5mm tapped connection to sub frame which is bolted to steel frame

IMG_0266-M.jpg      Solderless Terminal

 

   What we have here is and experiment. You have heard of those I would imagine.

      Hypothesis, Test, Conclusion.  

  Hypothesis -  Some sort of Ground Plain would aid the Handheld Transceiver ( HT ) increase  range

  Test             -  Although not the 3ft square metal roof minimum, my thought was the metal bike frame could have  impact.

   Conclusion -  After testing in the field, in my opinion there was no impact ( negative or positive ) on the quality of  range or clarity of audio.

 

    Field Note:   Out in the serpentine canyons of the Dez, once Van moved out of site and a few corners distant, the audio quality diminished per normal.  Thank goodness, as I don't need more cabling to manage.

  Note to Self -  Study how and when to adjust the squelch function. 

 

 

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Bags, I have heard dialogue of people attaching an equal length radiator (antenna) on their handheld, changing it from di to bipole antenna. 

The other option is to look up a j pole antenna. A lot of our guys use them in AK. To be hard to find a creosote Bush tall enough but maybe you could use an extendable device like a tent pole.

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17 minutes ago, Reximus said:

 maybe you could use an extendable device like a tent pole.

 

Oh no. Please no. 🤣🤣

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Not trying to derail this conversation too much, but I'm curious to see if anyone has tried the other "non" UV5r Boafeng HT? Particularly the UV-82HP.  I'm intrigued with the dual band monitoring capabilitity and it looks like it will work with the Rugged Radio / PCI harnesses.

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