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Smiley 5/8 Slim Duck 465

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If you're looking for a new rubber-duck style antenna to get the most from your HT wattage, take a look at the Smiley Antenna 5/8 Slim Duck 465 ($24.50 https://www.smileyantenna.com/product-p/46520.htm). In my testing with my Nano VNA, the SWR at GMRS frequencies is low, well below 2:1. It has an interchangeable base, so you can move it from one style of HT to another with a different antenna connector simply by buying the $6 base connector for the new radio. I have not had a chance to do much field testing, but it's SWR is much lower than my stock antenna. The Smiley is a 5/8 wave and claims a 6 db gain. Again, my only real testing to date is with my Nano VNA. It has the lowest SWR of any of my GMRS frequency/dual band HT rubber ducks.
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