|Width: 1 1/4"
This antenna is designed for anyone who's interested in getting
good performance on their radio, but isn't able to use an outdoor
antenna. This is a great antenna for people who live in apartments
or condos. The Blade can also be used as a travel antenna, or
even outdoors for short periods of time. Note: Low power is recommended indoors for health reasons.
Tuned to 2 Meter Ham Band:
Each antenna is tuned to the 2 Meter Ham Band centered at
146 MHz. A 220 band model is also available.
Ready Made: There's no
assembly necessary and 18 feet of coax (with BNC connector)
is included. (Email
to possibly request other connector types.)
Easy to Position: The
beauty of the way this antenna works, is the fact that you
can position it anywhere. Unlike using a rubber duck, you
can find the one good spot in the room that gets the best
reception, but still put the radio anywhere you like. This
can also be helpful if you're trying to move the antenna away
from RF producing devices. There's also no ground plane elements
sticking out to poke you. The antenna can easily be hung using
the two loops on the back.
The Blade design is very slim and stealthy. The antenna is
only 1 1/4" wide and a mere 3/8" deep. It can easily
be hidden behind blinds, but is also attractive enough to
be displayed in clear view. The antenna's bright white enclosure
blends right into the surroundings.
Copper Elements: Elements
are copper clad, which is a better element material than stainless
Narrow Bandwidth: The
bandwidth for the antenna is fairly narrow, which can help
to eliminate intermod problems from adjacent strong signals
in urban areas.
18' of RG8/X Cable: This
cable is better for longer lengths than the average off brand
RG58 cable included with most antennas (if any), and helps
prevent signal loss.
Direct Feed Point Connection:
The coax is directly connected to the antenna elements, which
means there's one less connector between your radio and the
antenna. Each additional connector can create signal loss.
"Antenna works great, thanks. It crushes
my copper j-pole I had in the same spot. One repeater I could
only do on 75w, I now get on 5w. And it looks much nicer’
Tracy C. - Ottawa, Canada