Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: mobile antenna for backcountry truck

  1. #1

    Default mobile antenna for backcountry truck

    I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions on a fairy priced but effective in the backcountry. I do a lot of activities in the mountains. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    56

    Default

    Hi,

    What band or frequency will you be using?

    Thanks,

    Chris
    2E0FRU

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Nov 2019
    Location
    Ash Fork, Arizona
    Posts
    88

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by chris_debian View Post
    What band or frequency will you be using?
    See his other post at https://www.hamradioforum.net/threads/9413-Antennas.
    Martin, K7MEM
    http://www.k7mem.com
    Ash Fork, AZ - 60 miles from the Grand Canyon on Rt-66. Elevation 5,300 ft.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    England
    Posts
    56

    Default

    Looking at eHam reviews, it looks like your antenna was a good choice.

    Are you able to check the SWR?
    Can you use a repeater, in your area?

    Remember that VHF is usually limited to roughly your line of site. How far are you hoping to transmit/ receive?

    Thanks,

    Chris

  5. #5

    Default

    I am using uhf/vhf seeing that I am only a tech. But I am working on my general. So with at said I am hearing repeaters . But my last trip reception was spotty .. but maybe it's because I wasn't connecting to the nearest repeater. So I just was guessing that I needed to upgrade the antenna ..no I can't check SWR yet.i am still new to this hobby . So maybe I can get a SWR meter to check where I am at. Thank you for your replies.

    John KF0AAP

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •