As a old Radio Tech, In over 50 Years I have seen antennas come & go. They all try to do the same thing and they all advertise that they are better than everyone else. Some are good , very few exceed, but most are disappointing. This Tram 3500 is one of the very few that not just meet your expectations but truly exceed everything you thought that a magnet mount antenna could be & do. Does it have very low Standing Wave Ratio after tuning, YES! Can it be tuned for a wide range, Yes aprox. 25mhz to 29mhz or (higher with trimming) Does it stay where it is put, YES, even at 75mph!! And rarest still, Does it handle Extra Power, (aprox 500 watts or so,), with out getting hot and distorting the SWR., Surprisingly YES! With this antenna. I see no need to drill a hole in a vehicle to mount a base loaded antenna ever again!
There will be some dieHards that swear by their 102 inch whip antenna. That’s ok, that’s their choice.
But when I compare this antenna with ANY other mobile antenna, including a 102 whip, AND not just other magnet mounts, It equals, eclipses, matches or downright beats all comers, PERIOD! The Wilson 5000 & the K40 are excellent, (some what expensive), antennas with a Great history of performance & reliability. This Tram 3500 matches or betters these antennas in every aspect at LESS than HALF the Price!! I'm buying more of these Tram 3500s before some one discovers they can charge more for them &/or they go completely out of stock. They ARE that Good, really!
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