Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #14 - Antenna

This is an article in a series regarding the vintage Azden AZ-61 6m FM Transceiver.

The Azden AZ-61 comes with 50 Ohm BNC antenna connector and a rubber duck style antenna.  An excellent way to get more out of this radio is to upgrade the antenna.  There are several 6m BNC antennas on the market or you could build your own.

KC0BIN (Rob Johnson) contacted me recently to share that he has had very good results with the Diamond RH-205 BNC antenna on his Azden AZ-61.  The antenna telescopes out to about 52.75 inches, and this length coincidentally resonates well on the FM portion of the 6M band.  Thank you Rob for this helpful tip.

Photo of the Azden AZ-61 hand held transceiver
Azden AZ-61 HT


Good DX and 73, NJ2X


Other related articles on NJ2X.COM:
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #1 - How to program the radio
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #2 - disabling "the beep"
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #3 - 1993 review article
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #4 - rebuilding the battery pack
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #5 - how to reset the radio
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #6 - Automatic Power-Off
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #7 - VFO Mode
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #8 - Frequency Step
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #9 - Scanning
Azden AZ-61 6m FM HT - Tip #10 - Dual Watch



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