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Yaesu ATAS 120 Automatic Antenna System

Post by 2W0PWR on Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:36 am

Has anyone come across this antenna before? Are there any good reports for it? It's about 220.00 - 250.00 so is it realy worth the money?

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Re: Yaesu ATAS 120 Automatic Antenna System

Post by 26WD40 on Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:11 am

i had atas on my truck worked well on hf 40m-10m & 6m but crap on 2m & 70cm then i snaped the whip cost from yaesu 19 so i made a sping loaded job works just as wes as be for but now i have no atas radio i dont use it ive got a outbacker on my range-rover ok u cant cange bands on the move but haho ya cant have evry thing now heres some pics of my moded atas ho and buy a second hand 1 make shure you see it work be for hand tho and when you fit it make it is earthed well !
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Re: Yaesu ATAS 120 Automatic Antenna System

Post by daxi on Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:31 pm

26WD40 wrote:when you fit it make it is earthed well

I personally like single band mobiles, but have heard good things about the Atas antennas on HF, but their effectiveness on 6 & above is VERY limited, but then again it will be on any HF & above antenna. Also don't forget that there are other screwdriver antennas out there.
If you want a multi band antenna & don't mind getting out to change band, then there are better performing options out there that cost a lot less.

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Re: Yaesu ATAS 120 Automatic Antenna System

Post by 2W0PWR on Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:39 am

Looks a very interesting mod. I decided a few months to go down the route of a Atas as I bought a FT-857D and I am quite impressed with it. I will say it needs a good earth and look after it. I don't leave mine out on the car and try not to use it if it's wet... That might be why I don't work HF much :-) but with a little TLC it should last.

I admit there are some nice mobile multi band antennas and the one I like which covers 80m is alot of money... so that's why I chose the Atas. I'll have to sort something out for 80m as I miss the band.

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Re: Yaesu ATAS 120 Automatic Antenna System

Post by daxi on Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:46 am

2W0PWR wrote:I'll have to sort something out for 80m as I miss the band.
Moonraker....I must wash my mouth out with some disenfectant....Do a very nice high Q 80 meter antenna. which despite being high Q covers a small chunk of 80 meter phone, but it does work well.

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Re: Yaesu ATAS 120 Automatic Antenna System

Post by 26WD40 on Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:01 am

or even a pro-am 80 nice and cheep can be found at rallys second hand too i had my atas on the truck for over 80,000 mile be for i broke it lol

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