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06-26-2013, 07:09 PM
And it's a piece of crap.

http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm9/anickode/20130626_202552_zps3c8883b7.jpg (http://s292.photobucket.com/user/anickode/media/20130626_202552_zps3c8883b7.jpg.html)

Does anybody know of any other commercially manufactured handheld antennas, perhaps a telescoping type that uses a BNC connector? I just want something I can carry in my bag that has an effective range of more than about 100 feet without climbing up in a tree to use it.

the caveman
06-27-2013, 01:37 AM
This might be a little pricey and not what you had in mind but I believe you can buy the connectors that will connect to your handheld and can be used on normal coax to run to a normal antenna. Of course you will have to put the connector on the coax unless you can find something of the sort that's already been done.

the caveman
06-27-2013, 01:40 AM
I found this. Hope it helps!

06-27-2013, 07:02 AM
That' just what I'm looking for! Thanks caveman. I thought about using a firestik NGP attached to the frame of my rucksack, but that would really be a pain in the arse when hiking. I did make up a hanging wire dipole with a bnc connector that stuffs into a small plastic jar, but i really want something that will fit entirely in my pack, and can be taken out and used without significant setup time, and then re-stowed just as quickly. Kind of defeats the point of a handheld if you have to stop and set up an antenna.