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Thread: Bayofang UV5R longest range handheld and vehicle antenna? Abbree 42.5-Inch?

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    Default Bayofang UV5R longest range handheld and vehicle antenna? Abbree 42.5-Inch?

    I want to keep my UV5R for emergency use. I figure it might save me if I break down in a no signal area. What is the longest range vehicle and hand held antenna? Is length the key to longer range? I am looking at the Abbree 42.5-Inch. I have a giant Wilson whip in my trunk for my emergency CB. I am willing to go as long as possible for the car.

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    length of your antenna must be a resonant length unless you are using a tuner
    with the uv5r too big an antenna will overload it
    a 2 meter 1/4 wave antenna is roughly 19 inches long 1/2 wave about 38 inches long
    typically your range radio to radio can be between 10 and 30 miles depending on land surfaces
    line of sight distance however is dramatically farther
    look up the arrl antenna guide it will give you detailed information on antennas.
    Im so old dirt was my apprentice

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