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Old 08-14-2019, 10:57 PM   #35
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Default VHF Handhelds & Antennas

Originally Posted by Wifi-1 View Post
An external antenna would help handhelds. Rather than parrot this, take a look at this thread:
The "rubber duck" antennas on handhelds tend to be more like leaky dummy loads. I have made a few 'duck' antennas for my VHF marine handhelds and they worked pretty well, though they were a little unwieldy. In most cases the handheld gets connected to the VHF whip mounted on my boat. It greatly increases the range of the radio.

I presently use a Uniden handheld and it has served me well over the past 10 years. It's gotten me and a few others out of some problems out on the lake.
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