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Offline Alan Georges

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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #180 on: March 20, 2019, 07:25:12 PM »
That was a good podcast.  Nothing astounding for a regular brushbeater reader, but still a good listen.  "Focus on the local stuff you can do something about."  "Don't ignore the license-free bands."  etc.

BTW, in the pic for that blog post (https://brushbeater.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/practical-tactical-survivalist-communications-questions-from-a-reader/), that is one hell-for-stout yagi antenna.  Anybody know the make?

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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #181 on: March 21, 2019, 06:52:26 AM »
BTW, in the pic for that blog post (https://brushbeater.wordpress.com/2019/03/20/practical-tactical-survivalist-communications-questions-from-a-reader/), that is one hell-for-stout yagi antenna.  Anybody know the make?

Looks like a Tram Browning BR-6353, and N type to SO-239 adapter.  "Frequently bought together" at Amazon for $58.54

https://www.amazon.com/Tram-Browning-BR-6353-450-470MHz-antenna/dp/B00S982R0G
https://www.amazon.com/DHT-Electronics-coaxial-adapter-connector/dp/B00CWADWFQ

Premade RG-8x (?) with PL-259 connectors from CablesOnline
https://www.amazon.com/50ft-Rg8x-Pl259-Antenna-Cable/dp/B00D66RDYQ

HYS G25W Dual Band Mini Mobile Manpack Transceiver (with built-in 12000mAh Li-ion battery)
https://www.amazon.com/HYS-Transceiver-400-480MHz-Distance-Radio/dp/B06XRND4XD

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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #182 on: March 21, 2019, 08:54:43 AM »
Looks like a Tram Browning BR-6353, and N type to SO-239 adapter.  "Frequently bought together" at Amazon for $58.54

https://www.amazon.com/Tram-Browning-BR-6353-450-470MHz-antenna/dp/B00S982R0G
https://www.amazon.com/DHT-Electronics-coaxial-adapter-connector/dp/B00CWADWFQ

Premade RG-8x (?) with PL-259 connectors from CablesOnline
https://www.amazon.com/50ft-Rg8x-Pl259-Antenna-Cable/dp/B00D66RDYQ

HYS G25W Dual Band Mini Mobile Manpack Transceiver (with built-in 12000mAh Li-ion battery)
https://www.amazon.com/HYS-Transceiver-400-480MHz-Distance-Radio/dp/B06XRND4XD

If I ever home brew a high gain VHF/UHF directional antenna, I'd like to use N-connectors.  I regularly find used LMR-400 on the cheap.  I think people buy it for specific projects, end up not using because it's stiff and thick.  I have about 60 feet or so all with professional N-connectors.

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Re: brushbeater blog post discussion
« Reply #183 on: March 21, 2019, 05:23:49 PM »
Interesting.  That antenna is tuned a little higher than the 440 band, right up in the GMRS/FRS range.  Thanks for the links, cidyl.