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I did a bit of a detailed gain analysis of the antenna system I wanted to install on my CX-5. The goal was to see the tradeoffs using different antenna mounts and cable types and lengths. I had to settle for a longer lead in cable length than I had originally wanted but the hit on the gain wasn't too bad. The analysis was done using the older higher gain antenna, CA-2x4MB, which isn't manufactured any more but my old one still works and I have a new one still in the plastic bag. I had purchased two at the time, one to install and the second as a spare.

I also have the Diamond SG7500, but its not as broad banded as the old antenna.

The Comet CA-2x4SR would have worked provided I had a good ground plane. Since I'm using the luggage rack mount I'm stuck using a no ground plane design type so this antenna is out.






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