It’s difficult to find a good base antenna for the 222MHz band. Many of the manufacturers have given up on this band, which is a shame. I personally enjoy the 220 band; it’s relatively quiet and you don’t have every person with a scanner listening in on your conversations.
This antenna is designed and tuned specifically for the 1.25 meter amateur radio band. Many of the hams that have purchased this antenna have put it to use for in situations such as:
- FM voice operations
- Remote base and repeater control
- Data and packet radio network stations
- Mil-Air frequency scanning and monitoring
Omnidirectional radiation pattern
- Half Wave design doesn’t require radials or a groundplane
- 3 dbi of gain and low noise floor enhances weak signal operations
- Solid construction out of 1/2 inch copper tubing
- Approximately 49 inches tall
- Half wave design with 1/4 wave matching stub. No groundplane necessary
- 11 inch mounting section
- Pretuned to 222 MHz with 5+ MHz of bandwidth
Getting on 220 is like having your own private radio channel.
Hi Michael, received my 223.00 Mhz today and of when I went up my tower it started snowing, but I got it installed with rf choke loops and did some testing and works like a charm, THANKS for a quality antenna!! Matched up well and covers a great area, able to hit a 220 repeater 80 miles away. Thanks.
I made a 2 meter J-Pole and I bought your 1.25 meter J-pole; it was just easier and priced right. I wanted to tell you it works GREAT on 220mhz. I was going to try somthing else later but decided to keep using yours instead. Thanks and 73.