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Thread: 2M antenna comparison, Kenwood TH-K20a stock, and HYS NA-771

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    Default 2M antenna comparison, Kenwood TH-K20a stock, and HYS NA-771

    i bought a Kenwood TH-K20a a little while back to replace my seemingly un-fixable (by me) former handheld. As my license is still pending, i have the "tx inhibit" function enabled.
    so, my comparison is RX only, between the stock antenna, and a HYS NA-771 VHF/UHF.
    test location is from where i am working, siding a camp on Porter Lake, New Vinyard, Maine, USA.
    day one, Stock antenna: i was able to pick up one repeater, KQ1L (Sugarloaf Mt, 146.970).
    day two, HYS antenna: I was able to pick up recognizable chatter from KQ1L (Sugarloaf Mt, 146.970), KQ1L (Streaked Mt, 146.880), and KY1C (Farmington, 147.180).

    the locations provided may not be known to those not from this area, but with the many hills and mountains in between, i found the difference to be impressive.

    ~Travis
    PASSED Tech exam on 09-09-2017 (awaiting callsign)
    Equipment:
    Kenwood TS-430s, Bucket-base 20 foot vertical antenna
    Kenwood TH-K20a, HYS NA771 antenna

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    I visited Fryeburg, ME last year and hit the Mt. Washington repeater. Are you within proximity to that repeater?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kravhiker View Post
    I visited Fryeburg, ME last year and hit the Mt. Washington repeater. Are you within proximity to that repeater?

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    145.1200 or 146.6550?
    i just programmed them into my HT for a listen, see if anything comes in. i am 81.5 miles, according to Google.

    ~Travis
    PASSED Tech exam on 09-09-2017 (awaiting callsign)
    Equipment:
    Kenwood TS-430s, Bucket-base 20 foot vertical antenna
    Kenwood TH-K20a, HYS NA771 antenna

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