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'Base Commander' antenna series by Andrew/Decibel/AS

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:37 pm
by N3AAG
I am thinking about purchasing Andrew/Decibel Products 'Base Commander' series antenna like is:

ASP-680, ASP-682, ASP-685 & etc.


Anybody have experience with them?

How they in comparison with RFS/Celwave, Sinclair, Procom, Kathrein & etc. base omni fiberglass antennas?

It's correct that they originally made by Antenna Specialist? I do not trust Antenna Specialist production as it is similar to cheap Chinese toys (if to speak about mobile antennas).

Any info about will be appreciated!

Re: 'Base Commander' antenna series by Andrew/Decibel/AS

Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:22 pm
by cvasara
For years, OK, maybe decades, the ASP680 was my antenna of choice, when I needed a lightweight, low wind load antenna, with gain. At only four (4) pounds, I have never had one fail. Highly recommended, at least from this old radio guy. Now the bad new about it. It is no longer being produced. I have recently tried to find 5 or 6 of them, in NOS, but haven't been able to turn up even one. The Super Base Commander series is still being produced, by RFS I think, but the ASP680 is no more.