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WTB DB408-B Antenna

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#1 JB007Rules



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 04:31 PM


I'm very close to getting the initial run going in Montgomery, IL of the RUGGED 675 repeater.  (Kenwood TKR-850 with flat - pack duplexer.  Obviously I'd get a BP-BR one if I was to go on a commercial tower).

I have everything except the antenna and the short whip of 7/8" hard line just for testing - about 30 feet.  No, I'm NOT using LMRxxx so don't even suggest it lol.


Anyways, I can get a brand new DB408-B for $825 delivered unless someone can sell me one they have for less?  I don't mind buying a new one but before I pulled the trigger here I figured I'd ask everyone here.


Ultimately I might end up installing this on a 300' tall commercial tower in Naperville, IL but for now I'm just doing some testing at my house and want to set up a small 3 - 5 mile perimeter for testing.

A big shout out to Mark Tomany - Joliet 550 repeater owner, Brent and everyone else for the help along the way here on this long, EXPENSIVE hobby lol!



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 04:43 PM

@Corey - I know you're a big fan of these, you got anything laying around that will work?

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 10:52 PM

Unfortunately with shipping that's a better price than I could give on these. I can sell them, but only the DB404-B is currently listed on the store for $499 plus shipping. I have one of these, and it works very well. I needed a folded dipole antenna that wasn't too tall as it was going on the roof of a condo where penthouse owners had roof access, so having a large antenna in their sight line was a problem. All of the Decibel antennas have worked well for me, definitely worth the price.


Shipping estimate is near $175 due to the size of it, so that sounds like a decent deal if it's from an authorized reseller.

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