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#6438770 - 09/05/16 07:41 AM astro extended antenna
dwheel Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/28/14
Posts: 28
has anyone had luck with the after market antenna to extend range on 320s

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#6438912 - 09/05/16 10:04 AM Re: astro extended antenna [Re: dwheel]
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Had problems with lost communications msg on my 320 so bought a garmin long range. It's hand held but I mounted it on the frame of my mule. No problems since. It must extend to 4 foot plus and areas of the lease where I was dropping contact (big deep draws) no more issues. Best tracking purchase I've made.

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#6438925 - 09/05/16 10:20 AM Re: astro extended antenna [Re: Chet]
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Registered: 03/17/11
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Loc: Rowlett, Texas
Originally Posted By: Chet
Had problems with lost communications msg on my 320 so bought a garmin long range. It's hand held but I mounted it on the frame of my mule. No problems since. It must extend to 4 foot plus and areas of the lease where I was dropping contact (big deep draws) no more issues. Best tracking purchase I've made.


Chet,
Will you post a photo of how you mounted this to frame? I am wanting to do the same thing.

Thanks,

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#6439002 - 09/05/16 12:24 PM Re: astro extended antenna [Re: NorthTXbirdhunter]
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Hope my grasp of science and technology doesn't dazzle you cool but 3 plastic zip ties and it was done.


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#6439024 - 09/05/16 01:06 PM Re: astro extended antenna [Re: dwheel]
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Chet, first chance you get change those ties out for the black ones, they're UV protected
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#6439617 - 09/05/16 08:35 PM Re: astro extended antenna [Re: dwheel]
dwheel Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/28/14
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Chet
Thanks just order one from Ebay.. may help with the big motor pointers I run

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#6441502 - 09/07/16 05:27 AM Re: astro extended antenna [Re: dwheel]
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Garmin sells a mag mount long range antenna for about $40. That's what I use on my golf cart. I don't have any deep draws other than where my tank runs. I have gotten 6 miles from it.
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#6441650 - 09/07/16 08:02 AM Re: astro extended antenna [Re: dwheel]
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Registered: 10/21/08
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Loc: San Marcos, TX
Mag mount antenna works good. We used one a few years ago, Astro 220 didn't like being inside cab of truck. Was better than holding out the window.

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