- Brand Name: Falcon Antenna
- Model Number: FDP 2M
Falcon 2 Meter Dipole Amateur Ham Radio Antenna
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- 2 Meter Dipole 1/2 Wave Base Station Antenna
- For Amateur Ham Radios
- Weather Tight Indoor Outdoor Design
- 1500 to 2400 Watts Maximum
- Legal Limits
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Top Customer Reviews
The reason I only gave it 3 Stars is that the SO239 connector is short threaded. My coax had to be fitted with a 'short thread' PL-259 plug. My other complaint is that the antenna resonates best around 147MHZ, other frequencies need tuning.
I purchased this antenna here on Amazon from the CB Discount people. Please be aware that it will take about 12-14 day to receive your antenna (USPS).
When I did get the antenna I tried it on the whole 2 meter band. When I mean the band I mean from 144.200Mhz SSB to 147.375Mhz FM. Unfortunately, it has a 3.0 SWR throughout the band. And usually an antenna close to any frequency on 2 meters will have a higher SWR on one end of the band and a lower SWR at the other end. So now I don't know if the antenna is too long or too short. I wonder if these things are checked out for SWR before being packaged by whoever actually makes the antenna? How come Arrow and Comet antennas which are more complicated come tuned and this simple wire antenna is not tuned to the 2 meter band? Not to worry as I will experiment with lengthening it and making it shorter (electronically, not physically) and get it to show a low SWR. I will prevail!
- I tried the antenna on 70cm (440Mhz) and it had a 1.2 SWR on most of the band! Maybe this is a stealth 70cm antenna?
The antenna is well built, sturdy and likely to last a long time. The center part is hard plastic and seems water-proof. The center part alone make the antenna worth the purchase. Hey, I can always cut the wire a few inches from the center part at each end and swap it out if need be. Heck, you can add a lot of wire and make it a 20 meter antenna!!! Hint, use power poles to swap out different size wire length, hence different bands.
I give this antenna a four even though it is not tuned to 2 meters because I can fix that probelm and because of its sturdy makeup.Read more ›
It's going back ASAP. Waste of time AND money.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice 2M dipole! Good quality parts. TX and RX fine. It's been hanging out in the elements for about 3 or 4 months now and no issues so far! Read morePublished 11 months ago by A. Cranston
Antenna is not available in all radio stores. Seems to work well in an environment where conventional antennas are restrictedPublished on November 14, 2013 by Sno-Man
Great product! shipped quickly and performed excellent. Packaged well, I will be ordering more products soon. 20 meters will be my next project.