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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | PAR OA-50 6 Meter Omniangle Help

Reviews Summary for PAR OA-50 6 Meter Omniangle
PAR OA-50 6 Meter Omniangle Reviews: 104 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $99. USD
Description: Triangle shaped antenna. Horizontally polarized whose pattern is within 0.8db of being a perfect circle. Exhibits a wide bandwidth.
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N2VHZ Rating: 5/5 Apr 18, 2015 20:11 Send this review to a friend
Great antenna.  Time owned: more than 12 months
Here I am again, this time in western Nebraska now, with the PAR OA-50 at 30 foot above ground level. I've had this antenna in an attic in New Jersey....on a tower in New Jersey.....on the roof in two different locations in Germany....on a mast just above sea level in North Carolina....and here finally in western Nebraska. Its been able to get the VUCC award, #1170, with no more than 100 watts ever into it, its gotten international DX, and today I am working more DX with todays band opening......over 20 years of faithful and reliable service at six different QTH's this antenna has given me!!! 73's from N2VHZ in DN82.
K4XXX Rating: 5/5 Jan 28, 2015 17:53 Send this review to a friend
Great antenna  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I was looking for an antenna for 6m to get on the air with since I can't put a tower up for my yagis at this house I'm renting, but they are fine with some poles, I wanted to be on the air for the Jan VHF contest. After reading the reviews and hearing local hams tell me about the antenna, I decided to contact Dale at PAR and inquire about the antennas. Customer service was excellent and those were the fastest emails I have ever received from a company regarding their products. I was impressed. So I ordered this OA-50 (and 144 and 432 versions as well). The shipping was fast, packaged good, and initial impressions when I pulled the antenna out of the box is that it was well build and very high quality. Put the antenna together and pretty much guessed on how far in to put the rods, put it up on a pole, and it was flat SWR on 50.125. In the recent Jan VHF contest I've worked 200 miles with 100 watts and its up 20' on a pole. I'm very pleased with antenna, and regret not getting the 222 Mhz version with the rest of them. I would recommend this antenna to anyone who can't get a beam up, heck even if you have a yagi this is a perfect antenna to monitor for openings! Well worth the money.
KB7MGA Rating: 5/5 Sep 14, 2014 18:59 Send this review to a friend
Excellent 6M Antenna  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
You cannot go wrong with this antenna.

I had been wanting to operate on 6M for a long time and needed an antenna that would fit in the attic.

I've had this antenna for a few weeks and have had no issues working stations when band openings occur.

I am also able to talk with local stations on ground wave propagation in excess of 70 miles and points in between with good signal reports.

I have bought a couple of antennas from LNR/PAR Electronics and they have all exceeded my expectations, OA-50 included.

The mounting location in the attic is less than optimal but this antenna works wonders. It's a solid performer and money well spent.


K4CMC Rating: 5/5 Jul 9, 2014 18:29 Send this review to a friend
Great bang for the buck  Time owned: more than 12 months
I mounted this antenna on a section of PVC pipe which I nailed to a tree at about 20 feet feeding it with LMR400. Worked dozens of DX stations in the past few weeks including Portugal and several South American stations from Tennessee. Have now worked 48 out of 50 states using this antenna lacking only AK and HI for WAS 6 meters. Unbelievable performance for an omni directional antenna.
K8NS Rating: 5/5 Jul 8, 2014 03:20 Send this review to a friend
Product support, second to none.  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I will write the summary first. Does the antenna perform well; YES. Does it outperform my existing AV-620 multiband vertical; YES. Is the antenna easy and quick to assemble; YES. Is the antenna easy to tune; YES. Is it easy to install; YES. Is the SWR low; YES 1:1. Are the instructions clear and understandable; YES, and an assembly/tuning video is available on PAR Electronics web site. Does the Manufacture support his product; above and beyond the call of duty. My installation is; the OA-50 installed at 21 ft., on my existing TV mast, 6 ft. above the TV antenna and feed with 40 ft. of #400 coax and running 100w from a IC-7410. On the air performance has been 35 states(including Alaska) and 16 countries on 4 continents worked over the last 4 months. The unit is a NO gain antenna,as specified by the manufacture, however the advantage the antenna provides me with is; the Omni directional design allowing me to work 6m openings that are from multi directions at the same time. My log shows sequential contacts from W1,K8,k0.W5 and KP4 in a 5 min period during the past June VHF contest. If I had to rotate a yagi, I would have never worked these stations during that time period. The construction, material and finish of the antenna is excellent. a definite 5.
NC5G Rating: 5/5 Jun 28, 2014 09:19 Send this review to a friend
Good Investment  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Based on user recommendations, reviews on this site, and exchanging a few emails with Dale, I purchased this antenna. Construction is top notch, and assembly was quick. Initially I mounted the antenna on a 7ft. pole for tuning. Took only a few minutes using the SWR bridge in my radio. First contact was with a ND station at this height and 10 watts from East Texas. After mounting it up about 30ft., first contacts were with CA and FL. Since then, I have worked stations in all directions from local to over 1100 miles. Needless to say, I am very pleased with it's performance and consider it a good investment.
W5AKU Rating: 5/5 May 8, 2014 16:04 Send this review to a friend
Great Omni Antenna  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
When the Spring Winds left my HF Log and my 6M5 Beam stuck to the north early this spring i ordered the OA-50 from PAR. The customer service is superb and after a few days it arrived. The assembly and tuning is a snap. A few days after side mounting it on my Tower leg,, at the 30 ft level, as high as i care to go at my age, 75. I enjoyed a nice band opening from w4,w5,w0,w6,w7 with good SSB and CW reports from the Kenwood TS-590 @ 100 watts, in early May 2014. Sign me up , its a Keeper !! Thanks Dale !
WB5F Rating: 5/5 May 2, 2014 07:44 Send this review to a friend
Money well spent  Time owned: more than 12 months
I used one of the OA-50's with great success for a while so; I thought I would get the stacking kit and another antenna. Before taking down the original, I contacted several local hams on 6 meters and got signal reports. After putting up and tuning the stacked set (which was a breeze with the instructions supplied) I was very pleased with the new signal reports. The receive side showed a marked improvement with no change in the noise floor. Whether you use a single antenna or a stacked set, these are some of the best you will find. Quality of construction is great and customer service is the best Iíve found. There is a reason you see all the 5ís in the review of this product. It deserves them.
WA5WUX Rating: 5/5 Apr 23, 2014 18:24 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Value  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This antenna functions up to specifications and is used for local contacts that range from 5 to 75 miles. The omni characteristic was tested using a station about 12 miles away and rotating the Omni Angle through 360 degrees. The analog S-meter reading varied less than half and S unit throughout the rotation. This antenna has eliminated the need to rotate my beam to talk to everyone in the area. The antenna assembled in about 10 minutes and using an analyzer, was tuned in about 10 more minutes. The materials of construction are very high quality and balun rating is just right for a 100 to 150 watt rig. Great antenna!
KG4NEL Rating: 5/5 Mar 14, 2014 12:31 Send this review to a friend
Excellent alternative to a dipole  Time owned: more than 12 months
I bought a Par loop over ten years ago as my first commercial six meter antenna - my introduction to the "Magic Band" had been a homebrewed dipole. "Building" the Par took only a few short moments, and I was on the air with a very low VSWR. I'd recommend one to any ham looking for a longer-lasting version of a wire dipole - I didn't have the vertical space at the time, but I would have liked to try the two-loop stacked version. One peculiarity of six meters is the directionality of the openings; sometimes having an omni antenna is more advantageous than a Yagi pointed in the wrong direction for a sporadic-E opening.
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