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[TowerTalk] Recommendations needed for 440 Repeater Antenna

Subject: [TowerTalk] Recommendations needed for 440 Repeater Antenna
From: Jeff Carter <>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 22:26:39 -0400
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Well, it finally happened.  We got hit by lightning.  And it blew the antenna 
in half on the 444.325 machine here at the college.

It wasn't a great antenna to begin with, obviously.  We'd like to go back with 
something much better.  We're thinking maybe a multibay folded dipole antenna 
of some sort with an omni pattern like the the DB 404, but if there's a 
better choice we'd love to hear it.

There don't seem to be a lot of choices in antennas tuned for Amateur 
Repeaters.  Most of the ones we're seeing are Part 90 antennas (450-470 MHz).  
I don't know how much trouble it would be to retune one or in the case of 
phased folded dipoles if it's even possible.

What is the consensus Best UHF Repeater Antenna, considering all the above 
(omnidirectional, probably no more than 100 watts)? 

Thanks in advance,


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