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I am new to this and still have to get a few more items before I get going and want to spend my hard earnt cash wisely I have a superstar 3900 red display and am in need of coax which is the best to buy, also what aerial would be best to put on a pole when I park up on top of some very good high vantage points. Also from a power point of view what is best as my superstar is still in standard form with no tampering being done to it

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Hello Andy,

I find the Anton 99 (solar on 99) mounted on two interlocking, five foot poles works well, for a vertical antenna.

For a horizontal antenna I use a two-element Super-Yagi, mounted on the same poles.

I find they are a good compromise between performance and practicality. ie They break down into small enough pieces to fit inside the car.

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Hi andy i agree i think the Antron 99 is a good vertical for your kind of work, i run a small rm mobile amp at 80 to 100 from a standard cobra 148 mk1 , its a good cheep starting point that will work, good idea is to get some good coax rg8 etc regards Tim 26fb801 emoticon
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Cheers for the input guys and thank you for taking the time to reply the antron 99 was 1 I was looking at along with the I-max 2000 both different animals I know so I will be doing a little research on weather I need to get my signal up or out for the best reception/performance. I am just waiting for my frequency counter to arrive and give it a bash with my trusty old red devil which is a permanent fit on my 4x4 pick up only until I make up my mind which big chap I will go for. As for the coax I was only wondering if there was a better low loss cable to use as some rg8 I have been told is rubbish dependant on manufacturer and this is what I want keep away from, are there any good brand names to use over others ?

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The best thing to do is buy some good quality RG213U (the thick coax ) dont mess about with RG8 it aint worth it TBH

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I also agree with the RG213. get about 10ft more than you need as this will make good patch leads also. Andy 26FB591
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