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That's looks like a great mod by removing the LED spot light and replacing it with an antenna connection.
Surely that must give a much better range than the stubby thing it's equipped with?
Either way it's a great looking modification, well thought out and more visually appealing than drilling a whacking big hole in the stubby antenna moulding.
All the best, Victor
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Subject: Re: Baofeng BF-T1 Antenna Mod Wed Oct 05, 2022 4:24 pm
Thank's Victor. I managed a 26 mile contact on 446 I had it coupled with a Retevis 771 antenna, Fleetwood to Jubilee Tower's in Lancaster with me even being on low ground.
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Subject: Re: Baofeng BF-T1 Antenna Mod Wed Oct 05, 2022 5:44 pm
Nice one Danny.
That's good going with that setup and shows it's working as well as it can.
I think the furthest I managed when I was playing with PMR was about 50 odd miles from Bedford to the Thames in London, (similar story with 70cm unsurprisingly) with a UV5r, but I was using a homebrew Yagi at the time.
Not only a good looking modification but working well too.