The railroad band J-Pole is a big hit with railfans everywhere. This antenna is tuned to the 162 MHz railroad band and will give you superior performance over the antenna that came with your scanner. If you are serious about listening to the rail band, then this is the antenna for you.
I live about a block away from the rail switch yard and it never ceases to amaze me of the amount of radio traffic you can hear from the train crews. This antenna will do a great job at picking up both the road and yard frequencies. If you want to know what trains are coming into town, or live near an active yard, I highly recommend this antenna. Nothing spices up a model railroad layout more than piping in the sound of actual railroad radio transmissions.
The Railroad Band antenna will also receive NOAA Weather Radio transmissions. The antenna is perfectly tuned to receive the 162MHz NOAA weather radio broadcasts. If you are looking for an antenna for your weather radio, this is the one to get.
60 inches overall with an SO-239 connector soldered on the spot of lowest SWR.
I just mounted my KB9VBR J-Pole and I can say that I am actually quite impressed with the results
I have the antenna mounted approx 30ft. on the roof of the house and I am pulling in Locomotives from about 30 miles away.The RR frequencies are really busy now that I have something to pull them in with.
I am picking up base units from well over 70+ miles with ease and can say this is the best $35 I have ever spent on an antenna.
The construction is top notch and I have a feeling this antenna will last me for a very long time. – Intrepid97
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Just wanted to let you know that I am very pleased with the antenna (and the fast shipping). I am monitoring the railroad band from my g/f’s house on Dewey Beach, near Anacortes, WA, about 12 miles from the railroad. I temporarily connected the antenna to my little hand-held Radio Shack Pro-51 and now have coverage of about 30 miles of line, from a detector I can hear south of Stanwood, WA to another detector north of Bow, WA. I also heard the yardmaster at Delta Yard in Everett earlier this afternoon – that’s over 30 miles away. Exactly what I was hoping for, and then some! – Mike W. Anacortes, WA