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SpectrumForce Wideband Antenna with Mag Mount and BNC

MSRP: $29.95
Our Price: $19.95
You Save: $10.00

Stock Status: In Stock
Product Code: 01-541326

-Covers 25-1300 MHz -Height 17" including base
-Includes 12' of RG-174 coax with BNC connector to fit most scanners
-Unique 5 prong mini-magnet base. Grips the antenna to your car even at high speed
-Easy-on, easy-off. Small size makes it perfect for traveling, rental cars and more
-Great for placing outdoors to improve home/office scanner reception

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 21 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Versatile, high performer, great value January 6, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Austin, TX United States  
I have used this antenna on the following applications:
- car mount for 2M 70cm 33cm ham tranceive
- car mount for VHF/UHF scanning
- indoor mount on metal cabinet for 800 MHz feed

It stays put up to 90mph. Parking garages are no problem. Transceive on 900Mhz ham as well as mobile scanning is better than a duck.

Its currently atop a file cabinet providing a 800MHz feed on RadioReference and working great.

I analyzed its performance. Its SWR is ~1.4:1 on 2M & 70 cm ham bands. VHF air is 2.7:1. VHF and UHF commercial bands are ~1.9:1. Other bands are ~3:1-4:1.

Seems good for transceive 2M and 70cm and 33cm ham bands. Use 10W or less to be safe. Good for improving performance of an HT over a rubber duck.

Bottom line: for the size and price this one is hard to beat. Great value.

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Great product/price! October 21, 2013
Reviewer: George Miller from Cincinnati, OH United States  
When I ordered this antenna I was not sure what to expect but for the price, $19.95, I thought what the heck. Boy am I surprised! The antenna has stayed on at speeds well exceeding the legal highway limits and gets every bit the reception of antenna's costing more, much more. Looks great, clears garage ceilings even on my mini van. Bottom line, you can't go wrong with this antenna

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SpectrumForce Wideband Antenna September 3, 2013
Reviewer: Richard Blake from Rochester, NH United States  
Not only is this a great receiving antenna don't know why but I'm able to transmit on the 2mm band ham radio and connect to repeater 40 miles away.

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So far, great antenna April 11, 2013
Reviewer: Steve from Providence, RI United States  
I picked up this antenna to improve the reception in my truck, instead of having to rely on the 800MHz antenna I've been using with my GRE PSR 500.

Install was pretty straightforward. I took off the high-mount tail light and routed the cable into the cab and through the roof liner. Here's where I found a problem with the antenna: it's not long enough for my application, even though my truck is only a king cab. That just means that I had to route the cable under the driver's seat instead of behind the console and then between the front seats.

As for reception, it's certainly better than the rubber ducky. While an 800MHz-dedicated antenna would likely do better, for the small sum of money needed to purchase this antenna, it's worth it. The magnet is small and unobtrusive (unlike the old RS wide-band antenna I used to use), and that makes it stand out less.

Overall, I'd recommend this antenna as an affordable alternative to the smaller antenna that comes with portable radios.

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  1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Mediocre antenna November 15, 2012
Reviewer: P M from CA  
-Small magnet sticks good
-Small profile and flexible if you hit trees

-Connection inside base of antenna where coax cable is split into center pin/sheild is not well made
-Flexibility creates fluttering signal reception noticable in audio if signal isn't local

If you feel the antenna isn't working well, it might not be the design; the connections inside may have gotten twisted/loose/torn/etc.  Mine became weak at first but continued to function, then gradually got worse until antenna did not work at all and had to throw it away.  This antenna is not good for installing/removing from a vehicle as this is what causes the broken connections.  Defeats the purpose of having a mag mount.  By the way, I take VERY good care of my belongings.

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