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Whole Wheat
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I ended up purchasing PCS's 150-watt FM amplifier and having more boost than I originally planned. I have a TM100 antenna **advertising not permitted** assembled and ready to go, but unfortunately it is not rated for a load over 25 watts! d'oh!

Can anyone reccommend an antenna with similar physical size to the TM100? It's about 5 feet tall. I am in an urban setting and hoping for something discreet.
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Check these guys out:
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This is a tuneable 1/4 wave FM Antenna.

Why should you get a tuneable one? If there's ever a chance you'll need to change your frequency drastically, this is a good idea.

Their customer service is decent.. and for an antenna that can handle up to 150W.. for $65 including shipping, that aint bad!
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if u can get ur hands on a jpole ur sorted ther small and decreet and some can handel up to 150 watts
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GP antennas are easy to make at home, but are unefficient. Even a dipole is better.
However, they are small, and we have them on our site, too, 2 versions.

They are however robust, easy to disassemble and assemble and have their advantages.
One of the two models on our site is wideband and requires no tuning, that would be the one
with extremely thick radiator.
http://www.pcs-electronics.com/87108-1000w-p-916.html

3/4 wave Predators are basically J-poles, we have predators in our store that can handle
as much as 3KW. 1KW version is also available.
http://www.pcs-electronics.com/wave-predator-antenna-p-1096.html

I'd probably take a comet for this setup, it looks relatively discreet, is relatively efficient
and easy to assemble etc.
http://www.pcs-electronics.com/comet-wave-p-319.html

Actually, if you don't mind having a directional antenna sending most of the power in one
direction, these look just like a tv antenna and nobody will figure it out.
http://www.pcs-electronics.com/high-poweryagi-p-325.html
http://www.pcs-electronics.com/pcs0205-p-321.html

PCS0205 might have a problem with so much power so the first one would work best.
The selected direction would have really great range (probably about 2x more) while the rest
would of course have less than with an omnidirectional antenna. That's where the gain comes
from.

Hope this helps

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