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Antenna is the a99 as good as they say it is or is there a better one for the same price or cheaper i have a a99 and a 2547 i am new in this i have a uncle the would have nothing but a a99 so i got one cause he said it is the best for the money

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    daylonrrober Jan 29, 2009

    thanks for the comment on the a99 i put it up today i got swr to a 1.1 i hope all works out

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I've had great Sucess with the A99 in the past, unless you want to shell out the coin for a "Beam" style directional antenna go for the A99

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