Carant Antennas & PMR Fun

Around 12 years or so ago I made a visit to Carant Antennas which are based in Gyor and bought a 12 element Yagi which I used with various radios on the PMR 446 MHz band. Indeed located on one mountain I managed to speak with Slovakia and a mobile station on the D1 highway heading towards Brno which was around +/- 200km away. The antenna in question was the Carant ACY12 and the radio was an Intek 2000 which was modified for a BNC adapter and was set at 2w in export mode. The antennas are all extremely well made and I found there customer service was excellent and I was made very welcome in the factory and shown around. I am planning another trip there soon for some more antennas as it is open season now for PMR and it needs a certain type of antenna to go and have some fun, and that is what the summer is all about. FUN. check carant out at there website: http://www.carant.hu maybe there is something for you also?

http://www.cbdx.cz/clanek814.html

2004 is the link above showing some of the craziness of the PMR DX’ers and the hills we were standing on during the “stafeta season” (network events)

http://www.cbdx.cz/clanek718.html

Also documented with the non modified Intek at 500mw, standard antenna and a 219km contact.

acy12

Add to this SRD 868Mhz where DX’ing was started in Czech Republic via Zdenek Usti, Jerry Nove Mesto and myself. I think the best we made on that band was 104km with 10mw from the outskirts of Prague to Smrt in the North of the Czech Republic.

srd_3

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11-6-12-06