backyardbasher: useless video without back to back performance tests
Brad Smith: Why don't you just build an antenna? It's really not that hard. Also, you
can fine tune the performance yourself and get the best performance.
Aerobob MYOB: Not a word about which one performs the best? There's 7 minutes of my life
I'll never get back.
Doggieman1111: It's pronounced "bow-fung." Bow like the bow of a boat.
Matti333: Hmmm , after market antennas may improve reception , but till you put that
antenna on a SWR you wont know how well or badly it performs on transmit ...
You would be amazed at the results ..
Hans Kruit Dampie: look up 409shop on google, they have plenty antenna's available with female
GriffTaylor: It's the MFJ-1717SF. And it's definitely an improvement over the stock
antenna. But I'm not really sure how it compares to the Comet SMA-24J or
the Diamond SRJ77CA. They are all similar in length and all of them will be
better than the stock antenna. You might want to look on eham for some
humbleradio: I use them. I recommend that shop. Very fast shipping. No charge. Low
prices and response from them is same day or faster. I had trouble with
radiogearpro. Maybe my experience, but they took too long to respond. Both
are out of HK (I'm in Tokyo). 409 shop has everything you need and then
kingchaosification: So I hooded and got the mfj 1717s not the sf what can I get a adaptor so
the antenna will fit?
okEric89: If you could turn off the backlight on the radio, maybe that would make it
humbleradio: Nagoya NA 771.
mikegigabyte: wish I would of saw this video first then your other one I ordered my
antenna from the picture you took of the model number from the other video
not knowing at the time they screwed on an adapter but kept the old sticker
on it so I have coming the male antenna now
AHRadioVK5: The strange antenna connection is also used by wouxun,kenwood,and tyt just
search "kenwood ht antenna" and see what you get
GraymanTactics: would you say the Wouxun uv6d is worth the $120 diff between the two? I'm
wanting it for just general public safety and emergency use. I'm not going
around playing with it like some do so basic functions are fine but if
there is something big then i'm willing to pay the extra.
GriffTaylor: Sorry all I got is my smartphone. I wish I had a better camera too. :(
GriffTaylor: I would just google search "sma female to sma female adapter" and see what
comes up. MFJ might have one. You might check Radio Shack as well.
emeded: Why not just use SMA female to SMA female? Now you have bunch of options
TheRingSpanner: Lockout. The UV6D has a lockout function that prevents anyone from changing
the settings without a password. The UV-5R doesn't, so in the field you
can't trust anyone but yourself with the radio. Also the Wouxun is IP55
rated. You can consider the previous models which are slightly cheaper.
drejj8a: Just get adapter
GriffTaylor: I'm pretty sure I talked about that. And how a solid adapter would put more
stress on the radio than one with a short cable. But yes an sma female to
sma female would be a great option. I would just make sure that it has some
sort of strain protection so the connector doesn't get damaged.
Stuart Gray: I have a UV5RE Plus. It came with the improved 'stock' antenna. I can hit
repeaters 30 miles away no problem on a clear night. My friend with a
Nagoya antenna on his 5R does the same, and the quality at the other end is
rob b: horrendous audio...tinny as freak..cant bear it !
Paul Selwood: What anteena have you added to it. And is it better
Tery Thompson: Very good information. Thanks!
16osel: Hello can you please send link to a page where you can buy the antenna?
Thank you in advance
scdevon: An SMA to BNC adapter opens up a new world of antenna possibilities.
Benji M: Thanks. you really helped me out a lot ,\m/
The Grand Baboon: Would any of these antennas be able to receive and transmit on GMRS
frequencies effectively? More effectively than the stock antenna? I was
considering the Diamond SRJ77CA myself.
fredalan: Your video is just fine. Don't sweat it. Some lids just need to clean the
doughnut smudges off their glasses ;)
Marc Clarke: Please get a camera that focuses properly. This video is really blurry,
which detracts from what otherwise would have been a good video.