NOAA Weather / Railroad Band 160 – 162 Mhz J-Pole Antenna

(4 customer reviews)


The NOAA Weather band 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. Used and trusted by Emergency Managers, Public Safety Officials, Outdoor Event Venues, Schools, and Factories; this antenna will increase the range and signal strength for your weather radio, assuring you will receive critical alerts and messages from the National Weather Service.

The NOAA Weather and railroad band J-Pole is also big hit with railfans everywhere. This antenna is tuned to the 160-164 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.





  • Half wave antenna design features omnidirectional reception pattern
  • All copper construction for long durable life
  • 60 inches overall with an SO-239 connector soldered on

Who is currently using the NOAA Weather Band Antenna

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Public Safety Agencies
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Event & Festival Grounds

This antenna also works on the 160-164 MHz Railroad Band

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.

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

Attaching the antenna to your weather radio

Most weather radios, including the popular Midland WR-300 & WR-120, use an RCA jack for their antenna connector. You will need an adaptor and an appropriate length of cable to connect the radio to the antenna. Follow this link for instructions on how to connect an external antenna to these radios.

A second option is to use the RCA to F Female and PL-259 adapter kit. This kit consists of two connectors that allow you to use common RG-6 cable to connect your NOAA weather radio to an external antenna.


Additional information

Weight N/A

3 db, 20 degree take-off angle


End-fed 1/2 wave vertical


4+- Mhz from center frequency (162 MHz)


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


N Female, SO-239

4 reviews for NOAA Weather / Railroad Band 160 – 162 Mhz J-Pole Antenna

  1. John (verified owner)

    This is by far the best $32.00 I have spent on a antenna! I think it’s the best railroad antenna out on the market. I’m able to pick up train crews talking 15 miles out with the antenna only 14ft off the ground. I’ve once tracked a train for 20 miles, and that’s with the train running parallel with the antenna! I live in extreme Northeast Texas, and we have nothing but piney woods surrounding us, and this antenna is still able to pick up 15+ miles out! I’m very pleased on how my J-Pole antenna works!

  2. Garth (verified owner)

    Have utilized the NOAA version in broadcast EAS situations with great success in every application (site) I’ve installed one of them…and I think that’s at least 6 and I’m placing an order for a couple of more to have on hand as they have solved a lot of problems…have recommended them to several of my colleagues. I modify the mount portion for a better mounting situation (my preference) as these antenna are rarely afforded much protection from the wind…no problems to date.

  3. Corey (verified owner)

    Wonderful antenna, works great for picking up railroad traffic in west central Ohio. I am able to pick up around 40 miles of an east/west line, detectors, trains calling signals, and the dispatch for the line. I can also pick up around 25 miles of a north/south line. I have the antenna mounted around 30 feet above the ground and about 80 feet to a cable to reach my scanner. Highly recommend for any railfan.

  4. Matt

    We are a broadcast TV station and we are required to receive and decode every EAS alert from the National Weather Service. Our studio is located in a troublesome area for receiving the NOAA channels reliably due to building construction within the last 15 years.

    I am very impressed at the construction quality of your 160-162Mhz J-pole, especially at the price point. The J-pole is mounted on the roof, directly grounded to the supporting structure and connects to the EAS receiver via 100′ of RG-6. Yes I am aware that grounding a J-pole is not desirable and I have an impedance mismatch going into the coax but the darn thing works so well it doesn’t make a difference. Installing your antenna raised the successful decoding rate of EAS messages from approximately 25% with the old indoor dipole antenna to a solid 100% with your J-pole.

    Keep up the good work!

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