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2 Meter Amateur Radio J-Pole Antenna

$34.00

4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

Product Description

Our flagship model, The Two Meter J-Pole Antenna comes in two different configurations, either as  a one piece antenna for base station use, or as a two piece breakaway model great for portable operations.

The J-Pole makes a great base station and emcomm emergency communications amateur radio and scanner antenna. Works well with handheld HT radios, base stations, and repeaters. Ruggedly constructed one piece design, this J-Pole antenna will last practically forever. Copper has an extremely low electrical resistance, making it one of the most efficient materials for RF radiation.

 

Benefits:

  • Rugged construction for years of reliable service
  • Low noise floor picks up weak signals better than comparable wire or plastic enclosed antennas
  • Wide bandwidth, (4+ MHz across the 2 meter band). No need to retune
  • Omnidirectional RF radiation pattern is balanced for communicating with stations at or slightly above the horizon line.
  • Pretuned and ready to go for the 2 meter amateur radio band

KB9VBR 2 Meter J-Pole Antenna Specifications:

  • Constructed out of 1/2 inch copper tubing
  • Overall length 69 inches
  • radiator 58 inches
  • matching stub 19 inches
  • SO-239 connector is soldered on at the point of lowest SWR
  • Omnidirectional radiation pattern
  • Gain is about 3dbi or about 2.5dbd compared to a 1/4 wave ground plane

There are literally hundreds of antennas on the market, what makes this antenna any better than some of the higher priced you’ve seen or experienced? The simple answer is that it just plain works great. Dollar for dollar, the KB9VBR J-Pole antenna may be the best value on the amateur radio antenna market.

Dual Band Performance in a single antenna:

Each antenna is individually tested and tuned for optimum performance on their respective bands. The two meter antenna is tuned to 146MHZ (1.2:1 SWR or less at 146MHz), and the SWR is 1.4:1 or less throughout the entire 2 meter band. This antenna also works great as a dual band antenna. The antenna will tune up on 70cm for excellent dual band performance.

Additional Information

Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 69 x 5 x 2 in
Gain

3 db, 20 degree takeoff angle

Design

End-fed 1/2 wave vertical

Bandwidth

4+ Mhz from center frequency (146 MHz)

Construction

1/2 inch Type-M Copper tubing. Amphenol SO-239 connector

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6 reviews for 2 Meter Amateur Radio J-Pole Antenna

  1. 5 out of 5

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    I purchasedd this product after seeing one in use. I am amazed by the construction and functionality!
    I placed it on the roof of my home. It was an easy install. Clamped to the sewer vent pipe with hose clamps. It is hard to see after I gave it a coating of flat black paint.
    I have reached repeaters as far a FIFTY FIVE miles away using a 5 watt HT.
    I highly reccomends this J-Pole antenna.

    Dwight, KK4KLY

  2. 5 out of 5

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    I started using J-Poles in the 1990’s and still have one today. For all around performance with omni-directional coverage this is a very tough design to beat. I had mine mounted at the top of a 60′ tower above the Mosley Pro 67b. From my South Florida QTh on the east coast of Florida I could access repeaters in Tampa, Fl about 200 miles West of my QTH.

    For anyone new to ham radio or otherwise not famaliar with this antenna the J-Pole is the best value for the dollar on the market and mostley overlooked because it is not published in the mainstream Catalogues.

    For those of you lucky enough to find this manufacturer, you are in the right place!

    Steve Sherer
    KE4LJH

  3. 5 out of 5

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    Hi, my station is approx.75 to 85 feet below terrain level which do you recommand, j- pole or slim jim for
    146.000 center frequencies and is it possible to ship to Dominican Republic.

    thank you for your help,73
    juan-wp4bhc

  4. 4 out of 5

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    I’ve had a lot of issues trying to set up a 2 meter antenna where I live, still trying though. I like the Jpole you advertise but I’m wanting to get one for a vehicle 2 meter radio and am unsure what type of connector I’d need.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I bought a 2m J-Pole one year ago & had fantastic results from it. The bottom of the antenna is up about 20 feet from the ground. On 2m, the SWR was flat right across the entire band. For curiosity, I checked it on 440, even though in my area 440 repeaters are banned due to Pave Paws. The SWR was pretty much flat across 440. On 2m, I expected to hit just the local repeaters that were about 20 miles away. Was I wrong! I get onto repeaters much further away than that. It performs almost as well as my old Diamond X510 did before I sold it. I couldn’t do a direct comparison check but from memory, it seems about the same. What a surprise to me!

    I always planned on using a mag mount antenna on a cookie sheet if I ever had to down-size to an apartment. I don’t think so now. I think maybe if I were to clamp it to the leg of a table or shelf it would be my 2m/440 antenna. I made a comparison between a 2m/440 mag mount on a cookie sheet with this J-Pole. I think there was about 2 S-units difference between them.

    Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase & would recommend this company to anyone looking for a ready-made J-Pole. It’s a real performer even at low heights like mine. The settings on this antenna was perfect. I didn’t touch anything. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

    73
    Ken

  6. 5 out of 5

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    Just an update. I bought one of these 2M/70cm J-Pole antennas 5 years ago and it still works great! I just used it to receive a SSTV image from the ISS during the 40th anniversary of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project space flight. Using this antenna to make a contact that was 250 miles away moving at 17,000 MPH is probably the best testimonial I can give:)

    73
    Steve Simpkin
    KI6ZWR

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