27 mhz ant with bnc connector

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  1. craig_sez

    craig_sez Road Train Member

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    I have a sf 103 freq counter and it could use a better ant than factory..I have seen a few mentions of it so i figured i should look into it..
    Who makes a quality reasonablely priced one with a bnc connector..
    I seen a good # of chinese named ones and one called rubber duck but not seen anyone.mention if and who makes a decient one..
     
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    The 1st and last would work ut they are cheaply priced,quality or crap?
    Being teliscopic an all doesnt that change the recieve like a normal cb ant type deal(swr,resonance ect)
    I just want something thats more geared to cb band
     
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    You don’t want receiving antenna, you will pick up more crap because the input circuit doesn’t have a means to attenuate the signal input by using tight signal tuning.

    I use the middle antenna because a counter is used up close to the radio unless I use a ring pickup on the so239.
     
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    Yeah the one that comes with it has to basically be on top of the antenna..I have seen a cpl vids where user was like 10ft away and still getting their radios signal..
    As of now i basically have to have my counter/signal strength meter sittin next to my ant to read anything...Thats why im looking for a better ant..
    Wish i could find the vid again...Surfed last night till my eyes were buggered up and i only got 3 hrs in the bunk instead of 7..
     
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    Oh and whats a ring pick up?
     
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    You know I am thinking the counter’s front end isn’t as sensitive as it should be.

    you can get a long quality antenna from military surplus or make a simple wire antenna with a BNC connector.
     
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    Im sure there is adjustment that can likely be done internally but i dont have the tools or know how to make such adjustment..
    For $70 its a cool tool but its $70 of so so quality too..
    Jjst another learni g tool to help me on this trip of understanding all this radio stuff.
     
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