I’ve spent many years using a President Himalaya WB (Wide Band) from the early days. I’ve also bought a used painted grey spares / repair antenna which worked brilliantly and recently I’ve bought a second hand one again in the area that it didn’t work! I’ve come to the conclusion it’s installation reasons. Some are using aluminum masts and with this antenna isn’t grounded I think? My antennas sit on a 3ft steel water pipe and works lovely. And now what I’ve changed!!
We’ve seen Victor (233MU106) he’s installed Black Pirate Ground-Planes And seems to be working well.
I’ve replaced the top section with a Firestik FS-99 (Fire Up) and all the bandwidth remains the same plus it seems really better on the receive. Also I’ve the Sigma Eurocomm version of the top section and will be testing this in the next two months.
With reports from 5/5 till 5/9 +20db… Worked with McKinley or Lincoln II + and standard electret mike that comes with the radio.
More to come….
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