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    Default UHF + 700-800 MHz Mobile antenna

    I can't seem to find an antenna specifically tuned for UHF and 700-800 MHz. Does anyone know of one that isn't the Laird or PCTEL gigantic base coil tri band antenna?

    If not do you think I could get away with the Laird ABSCANC tri-band scanner antenna on a portable?
    https://www.amazon.com/Laird-Technol.../dp/B00794VX6U

    It says the antenna is rated for 200 watts, but I am highly suspicious of that specification.
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    I've had good luck with these: https://www.tessco.com/product/427126 although I never actually swept the one I had to see where it was resonant at.

    U/7-8 is not a common mobile antenna design... you either get V/U or V/U/8.

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    I've had very good luck with the comtelco triband. Not sure if it covers both 700 and 800 from memory but I know it will do UHF and 800.

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    I have never seen or used one but this EM-wave antenna is the only uhf/700/800 antenna I have ever come across.

    https://www.emwaveinc.com/antennas/e...o-applications

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhfirefighter View Post
    I have never seen or used one but this EM-wave antenna is the only uhf/700/800 antenna I have ever come across.

    https://www.emwaveinc.com/antennas/e...o-applications
    That is a funky looking antenna. I'll do some research into it when I get a chance.

    bstafford and moto - Thank you I will look into them.
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    I know this is a couple months old, but I just came across this. I've used the Larsen tri band, comtelco and the Laird tri band and they all have pros and cons. The Larsen was best at uhf, the comtelco best at VHF and the Laird best at 800. Best all around I would have to say was the Laird but it is the ugliest and most expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p25dood View Post
    I know this is a couple months old, but I just came across this. I've used the Larsen tri band, comtelco and the Laird tri band and they all have pros and cons. The Larsen was best at uhf, the comtelco best at VHF and the Laird best at 800. Best all around I would have to say was the Laird but it is the ugliest and most expensive.
    Have the part number on the Laird you are mentioning? TIA