TrainTenna Blade Indoor Antenna
|Gain: 3 dBi||SWR: 1.5:1 or Less||Pattern: Omni-directional|
|Wavelength: 1/2||Elements: 1||Tuned: 160-161 MHz|
|Band: VHF Railroad||Connector: BNC Male||Cable: RG8X|
|Cable Length: 18 Feet||Height: 52"||Width: 1 1/4"|
Unique Design: This antenna is designed for anyone who's interested in getting good performance on their scanner or 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.
Tuned to Rail Band: Each antenna is tuned to the VHF Rail Band from 160 to 161 MHz. Please note: These antennas will work with both the older analog, and newer digital radios.
Ready Made: 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.
Unobtrusive: 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 surroundings.
Copper Elements: Elements are copper clad, which is a better element material than stainless steel.
Narrow Bandwidth: 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.
Made exclusively by DPD Productions in the USA
"Despite the computer-interference issues, I just wanted to let you know how awesome your antenna works with it off, and I’m very happy with the purchase. I have been able to pull in the detectors on both sides of me, 10 miles each way, and can hear CSX and NS calling signals loud and clear at 15 miles, which is pretty good considering the hilly country and amount of interference in town here. So just wanted to let you know I’m very pleased and will recommend it to others. Thanks!"
Nick D. - Princeton, NJ
"Thanks for your excellent customer service. I just 'installed' the antenna inside my apartment this afternoon and what a difference it has made. Finally, I can hear DI tower and the NS Cincinnati Line dispatcher! I have been unable to hear them til now."
Keary - W8NKP
"Hello... Just wanted to let you know that the antenna arrived thursday and it works great. Thanks."
Alex D. - St. Charles, IL
"I commend you on producing fine product. I already receive far more transmissions than I ever heard with any previous antenna I have used indoors, even without having yet determined that "sweet spot" in my home. It's attractive and unobtrusive to boot."
Nicholas C. - Newnan, GA
"Well I just wanted too say how neat the TrainTenna is... I think the TrainTenna is the best antenna I have ever had. I have used so many different antenna's to hear the trains, but nothing compares to the Traintenna. I was shocked how far it brings in the train freqs, and it is so clear, it sounds like the tracks are right down the road. I like to hear the PBX and Road Channels."
Tim G. - South Lake Tahoe, CA
"Just wanted to drop you a quick note that the TrainTenna works great and am very happy with it. Thanks again."
Norman W. - Milford, PA
"Thanks to the TrainTenna I can now hear not only the three frequencies I thought I would hear best, but also six or seven others I didn't know were in use in this area. I'm sure more will show up with a longer listening time. I agree with the positive reviews I've seen. For me, in this location, the indoor TrainTenna works like a charm."
Ray K. - Saline, MI