2 Meter Amateur Radio J-Pole Antenna

(21 customer reviews)


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.


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  • 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
  • Choice of SO-239 or N Female 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 × 5 × 2 in

3 db, 20 degree takeoff angle


End-fed 1/2 wave vertical


4+ Mhz from center frequency (146 MHz)


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

21 reviews for 2 Meter Amateur Radio J-Pole Antenna

  1. Dwight

    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. Steve Sherer

    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

  3. juan r jimenez

    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

  4. Leonard KK4WHB

    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. Ken K. (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.


  6. Steve Simpkin

    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:)

    Steve Simpkin

  7. Tom Kavanaugh (verified owner)

    I slung this antenna up in a pine tree (using a slingshot and rope to hoist it) the day I received it . It was a huge improvement over the 5/8 wave mag mount on top of the gas grill on my deck. I have since permanently mounted it on the roof and I am hitting repeaters 50-60 miles away with an 8 watt HT. Reports from 20-30 mile repeaters are that I am pinning the needle. There was an improvement, but not a dramatic difference between the pine tree and roof mount location, so if you can’t get it up on the roof, sling it up in a tree and you will be very happy with the performance of this antenna!

  8. Bill S. (verified owner)

    Great antenna. I purchased this antenna from Michael and have been using it in a HOA-restricted community–it is great for low profile, but high performance on both the 2 meter and 70 cm bands. I am hitting very distant repeaters consistently, in spite of being in a tightly-packed residential area with homes and trees presenting obstacles to overcome. But with my little Yaesu FT-8800/R base station and Michael’s J-pole, I have been reported as “booming in” with full quieting–even at the lowest power setting.

    I also have to commend Michael’s commitment and availability for customer support. I am a new ham operator and had lots of questions answered–which enabled me to come up with the best solution for a “stealth” mounting of the j-pole. I couldn’t be happier! Thanks Michael!

  9. Nathan (verified owner)

    I purchased the 2m jpole. Due to HOA restrictions and a “concerned” wife, I elected to install the antenna in my attic. I started by mounting a small “dish network” type post to my attic framing. Then, I secured the jpole to the post. The top of the jpole is approximately 20′-0″ above grade. Using just 5 watts I was able to reach repeater approximately 40 miles away.

    The antenna Mike sent me was very well constructed and the price was fair. I would definitely recommend this product to others. I’m heading up in the attic soon to see if I can find clearance for the 6m jpole.

  10. Jeremy (verified owner)

    I Bought one of these 2m antennas and it works great not just on 2m but very well on 70cm as well. I mounted it up 20ft and so far has made a world of difference. The antenna is built very well all components are well constructed. And to note very reasonable on pricing with out a doubt for the performance and workmanship that it offers.

  11. steve

    Bought the breakaway J pole and worth every penny and then some. All as advertised; good quality product, works well; very satisfied.
    Many Thanks and 73

    Steve KG5UKY

  12. Michael D Mayne (verified owner)

    Super impressed with my new 2m antenna. Mounting instructions are well written and easy to follow. Been hitting repeaters my old antenna couldn’t. Thanks for such a great well built quality antenna!

    Mike KN6DOO

  13. Austin, KA3TTT (verified owner)

    I live in an apartment which does not allow outdoor antennas. A rubber duck just doesn’t cut it, so I purchased this antenna. I prop it up in the corner by my window, and it works wonderfully.

  14. Justin Guy (verified owner)

    Fantastic results. I have a Baofeng HT and this antenna mounted 20′ high. Fed by ~40′ of rg8x cable.

    Able to hit the repeaters I need that are around 25 miles distance.

  15. Mark Ehr

    Based on other great reviews I ordered a 2M J-pole, which I have mounted up on my roof. Compared with my previous 1/4 wave magnetic mount antenna, the J-pole is awesome. I’ve received very favorable signal reports and I can hit repeaters 40 miles away and 15+ miles over simplex using my 50-watt Yaesu FTM-100D. UHF performance is good too. Great antenna at a great price–you can’t go wrong with this one!

  16. Morgan KI5JLB (verified owner)

    Awesome antenna! I mounted this antenna about 30’ high at my QTH and immediately was able and immediately was able to hit some repeaters as much as 40-50+ miles away! This is a quality built product and the price just can’t be beat.

  17. Tracy KF0BUG

    Shortly before I received my Technician license, I purchased the break-a-way 2M/70cm antenna. That was about six months ago. On the rare occasions I write a review I wait until I’ve used the product for a while. So, I decided to add my comments.

    After researching an antenna solution I came across this product. Over 99% of the comments said this is an awesome product, so I bought one. It is installed in the attic of my two-story home and I’ve used it with a Baofeng HT and an Anytone HT. The antenna works flawlessly! I easily hit my clubs repeater over 20 miles away. In addition, I hit two other repeaters – one 30 miles away and the other almost 40. I am in the process of installing an antenna mast and you can bet my J-Pole will be mounted on it. I strongly recommend this product to anyone in the amateur radio hobby.

  18. Paul KC9CEO

    I installed the 2 meter break-a-way j-pole and got on repeaters 40 miles away with a TYT md-uv390 ht !
    Awesome antenna! thanks !

  19. Ed – K5KMY (verified owner)

    I have this antenna connected to a 50 watt Yaesu FTM-400 mobile radio which I run as my base station. With the top of my antenna at 25 feet above the ground I routinely use repeaters 40 and 50 miles away. Just this morning I hit a repeater located 75 miles from my house! Mine has been in service for 6 months and the performance can only be described as OUTSTANDING! Highly recommended! You will be impressed with both the workmanship and performance.

  20. William KD5JVV

    I know k5kmy and use the same antenna can personally vouch for these results

  21. Charles Frischknecht (KC3FSP)

    I have had my 2m j-pole for about 4 years now . I have it up about 20′ I always get good signal reports .
    I have it hooked up to a yaesu ft-2980 80w 2m radio .

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