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Old 06-16-2021, 03:09 PM #31
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I've got both the Midland 3db ghost antenna (the shorty) and 6db whip antenna (previous pic).
Any opinion on the ghost antenna? I might add one soon using a ditch light bracket
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Any opinion on the ghost antenna? I might add one soon using a ditch light bracket
If you're just using it for comms within a group offroad or on an open highway, it's plenty good.

I'm seeing about 60% of the distance capability of the longer whip antenna out of it. I have yet to try either on a repeater system yet.

Using it over mixed terrain, my wife and I could still communicate from 2-3mi straight line distance, me driving & using the MXT275 and her using a handheld Midland walkie from our yard. There were alot of trees and a few houses between us, but no more than a 20ft change in elevation (no real hills in S Louisiana). I was coming in clear for her, she was broken but able to understand her meaning.
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