This antenna is designed for anyone who's interested
in getting good performance on their radio, but isn't
able to use an outdoor antenna. This is a great
antenna for people who live in apartments or condos.
The Blade can also be used as a travel antenna, or
even outdoors for short periods of time. Note:
Low power is recommended indoors for health reasons.
Tuned to 2 Meter Ham Band:
Each antenna is tuned to the 2 Meter Ham Band centered
at 146 MHz.
There's no assembly necessary and 18 feet of coax
(with BNC connector) is included. (Email
to possibly request other connector types.)
Easy to Position:
The beauty of the way this antenna works, is the fact
that you can position it anywhere. Unlike using a
rubber duck, you can find the one good spot in the
room that gets the best reception, but still put the
radio anywhere you like. This can also be helpful if
you're trying to move the antenna away from RF
producing devices. There's also no ground plane
elements sticking out to poke you. The antenna can
easily be hung using the two loops on the back.
The Blade design is very slim and stealthy. The
antenna is only 1 1/4" wide and a mere 3/8" deep. It
can easily be hidden behind blinds, but is also
attractive enough to be displayed in clear view. The
antenna's bright white enclosure blends right into the
Elements are copper clad, which is a better element
material than stainless steel.
The bandwidth for the antenna is fairly narrow, which
can help to eliminate intermod problems from adjacent
strong signals in urban areas.
18' of RG8/X Cable:
This cable is better for longer lengths than the
average off brand RG58 cable included with most
antennas (if any), and helps prevent signal loss.
Direct Feed Point
Connection: The coax is directly
connected to the antenna elements, which means there's
one less connector between your radio and the antenna.
Each additional connector can create signal loss.
*Blade model antennas are
primarily designed for low power.
Made exclusively by DPD Productions in the USA
"Antenna works great, thanks. It
crushes my copper j-pole I had in the same spot. One
repeater I could only do on 75w, I now get on 5w.
And it looks much nicer’ Ta-boot."
Tracy C. - Ottawa, Canada