Hello and Thank You in Advance…
I am an Oversize Pilot and on many occasions work with different companies that have business VHF/UHF Channels that are used among all of us Pilots.
I recently purchased two TYT TH-9800 Quad Band Radios (Quad was an accident only intended on Dual Band), they seem like GREAT Radio’s and I have been happy with what little use I have had.
However, the ANTENNA’s on these things are ridiculous! I have been an Avid CB’r most of my life and am very comfortable there but I know VERY little when it comes to these other Freq’s… The antenna that comes with this Radio comes in pieces that you have to put together. They are VERY top heavy and at the bottom they have a hinge that is very flimsy at best. Most of my driving is on the highway, I CANT get 75 miles down the road without it folding over from the draft of an 18 wheeler lifting it up and letting her drop down!
As I Previously stated, I didnt need the quad band. SO, my question is this, can one change out the QUAD Band Antenna for a good DUAL Band Antenna? (I dont forsee needing the lower bands) IF so, Which NMO based antenna would you recommend??