SORRY, THIS RUBBER AERIAL IS CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE AS AN ALTERNATIVE AERIAL IN OUR PACKAGES
No, not shaped like a duck - that would be just silly... this is a small (17 inches) rubber aerial that is very popular with our offroading customers as it's flexible and tough and for it's size - works pretty well.
Obviously, any small aerial will not work as well as a larger one and this is true for this aerial, but if you just want a small aerial for close convoy communications this might be an option.
The aerial has two tuning rings on the bottom of it, allowing it to tune in nicely although it's ability to cover many channels is not great, so if you tune it for use on the UK band the bottom channels on the EU band will have a highish SWR - likewise if you tune it for the EU band, the top channels on the UK band will have a highish SWR.
Having said this - many offroad clubs and groups tend to pick a channel and stay on it, so this is unlikely to be too much of a problem!
The two rings are designed to be tightened against each other when tuned, to prevent movement through vibration.
We supply the aerial with a small shock absorbing spring to make it even tougher.
We are the sole UK importers for this aerial - we tried a few different designs of "rubber duck" until we found this one - deffinately the most efficient of it's type.
The Valor 300 rubber aerial has the same 3/8" fitting as the Springer so will simply screw into any of the standard mounts just the same.
Normal price £22, so to have this aerial instead of the Springer in a package is an additional £12.
You can see more information about the Valor 300 on it's main product page : HERE