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replacement antenna for Baofeng UV-5R (3 replies)

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Peter 2E0PWX
1 month ago
Peter 2E0PWX 1 month ago

a friend of mine bought me a UV-5R for passing my foundation, so i had a 2mtr/70cm ability alongside my HF rig, managed to sort it out with chirp, so have the channels just about sorted

the other comments i see about these handhelds is the antenna is not the best, 

has anyone got any recommendations for a better antenna for handheld use or for a base unit use so i can leave it sat in the charger set to just scan the channels i have programmed

if you have any recommendations how much better in the antenna over the stock antenna?

Pete M0PSX
Pete M0PSX
1 month ago
Pete M0PSX 1 month ago

Hi Peter,

For base use, the best option is a rooftop colinear, mounted as high as possible. Next option would be a loft antenna. You could consider a home-made Slim Jim which can be hung out, or near, a window.

There’s some potentially useful info here: https://www.essexham.co.uk/listening-in-to-amateur-radio

Pete

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Peter 2E0PWX
2 weeks ago
Peter 2E0PWX 2 weeks ago

Thanks Pete

got a Retevis RHD771 Walkie Talkie Antenna SMA-F coming tomorrow from amazon for mobile use, and still looking at moonraker at SQBM100P MkII Dual Band 2/70 Vertical (SO239) for on the house

i did go up the see front the other might, i could hear GB3DA but couldn't reach it, hopefully i bigger antenna i may be able to reach it and join in monday night nets :)

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Peter 2E0PWX
5 days ago
Peter 2E0PWX 5 days ago

i got the SQBM100P MkII Dual Band 2/70 Vertical (SO239) and mounted it on the washing line pole temporary while i sort things out

all i can say is night and day for range instead of 5-10 miles i can now hear gb3da from far side of sheppey and successfully made contacts with maidstone and medway

next thing is to mount on house and get it another 3-5mtr higher and see how that affects range

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