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Falcon 2 Meter Dipole Amateur Ham Radio Antenna

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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Falcon Antenna
  • Model Number: FDP 2M

Product Description

Falcon Radio Antenna 2 Meter This is an Indoor, Outdoor apartment, house, condo, attic or garage, 2 Meter 1/2 Wave Ham Radio Transmitting antenna. It is made to be hung in the rafters or from the ceilings. Or outside on the roof, or between 2 trees or the side of a wall, or whatever you can imagine. It will handle up to 1500 watts PEP and comes pretuned. New Now Rated at 2400 Watts Max These can be mounted almost any where, and in any shape, horizontal, vertical, in a V or an L they work. Talk about a stealth base station antenna this is it. Comes with full instructions that shows different ways it can be mounted. This is probably the Cheapest / Least Expensive Base Station Antenna you can buy. Comes with tuning instructions for adjusting the SWR Made in the USA

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9 pounds
  • ASIN: B003CMNBIQ
  • Item model number: FDP 2M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 16, 2010

Customer Reviews

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This antenna is well made and works very well with my Icom IC-2200H I live in a townhouse were a large tower would be frowned upon. I can hit repeaters as far as Detroit 35-45 mi.
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After waiting almost 2 weeks from placing the order the package had to be traced. Although not the sellers fault the delivery time was estimated to be between April 2 - April 17 (16 days???) The antenna is decent quality and I have it mounted on my roof.
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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.
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Travel Time
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).

High SWR
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!

70CM
- 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?

Build
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.
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I attached this antenna to my Yaesu VX3 handheld and the difference was night and day! The antenna is small and rugged enough to use while backpacking etc. and performs beyond my expectations. Highly recommended.
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Tried and tried. Multiple orientations, simply NO repeaters hit past 5 miles. I compared this to a simple 1/4 wave dipole (per ARRL handbook)I made a couple hours ago with 1/16" brass rod, same 6' of RG58U jumper and with the same handheld I'm hitting repeaters out to 30 miles. This is falcon broken.

It's going back ASAP. Waste of time AND money.
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nice antenna for condo or apartment can run 2 meter antenna with out being seen can be mounted out side or in attic thats were i'm mounting mine can be run from tree to tree with nylon fishing line tied insulators tied to each tree to trees and center loop also has to be tied up to support center of antenna will report performance of antenna when mine is operational ...
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By Shoprat on November 19, 2012
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you cant get any easyier than this item swr 1to 1 I conected it to 100 foot of rg 8 coax got out my sling shot string and ran it up between two trees works great
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Worked great.. Easy to use at home (Hang it in a Window) Or put it in your pack for a back country hike and stay in touch! Really like it. Exactly what I was looking for.
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