eHam.net - Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Community

Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net


donate to eham
Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | Par OA-432 Help


Reviews Summary for Par OA-432
Par OA-432 Reviews: 4 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $64. USD
Description: Horizontal omnidirectional antenna for SSB, satellite, etc. 1.5:1 bandwidth of 4.5 MhZ on 420-450MhZ with a max input of 160 watts. 5"x7" and weighs 1 pound.
Product is in production.
More info: http://parelectronics.com/omnis.htm
Email Subscription
You are not subscribed to this review.

Subscribe!
My Subscriptions
Subscriptions Help

You can write your own review of the Par OA-432.

K4XXX Rating: 5/5 Jan 31, 2015 10:16 Send this review to a friend
Small package, huge performance!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I was wanting to get back on 432 weak signal after moving around and finally sort of settling back down. I'm renting this home, so a tower is out of the question. I can put up poles to support small antennas, but yagi's are still out of the question. So, in looking for another way to get on the air, some local hams run the OA144, and they highly recommending that. So I purchased the 6m, 2m, and 70cm antennas from Dale. His customer service is awesome, and got email replies within 1/2 hour every time. Sometimes within minutes. Best customer service I've every gotten on a product. Received the antenna, and it was pre-assembled in the box, and upon putting in the air, SWR was flat on 432.100. During the contest is rained and snowed and even had freezing rain for a while, and SWR still stayed flat.

I have the antenna mounted 2 feet under my 2m antenna (coax just wasn't long enough), putting it at 21'. I am running an IC-7100 into a RF concepts amp putting out about 100 watts. I was able to work EN61 on 432 MHz from EN91 here. Distance was 301 miles. Condx were horrible during the Jan VHF contest, but made the QSO. I would highly recommend this antenna! I know this isn't my 28 element yagi, but this little antenna really surprised me in its performance!
 
N4NSP Rating: 5/5 Mar 17, 2011 07:03 Send this review to a friend
Excellent  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
On 3-16-11, I received the AO-432 antenna and installed it in my attic on a section of PVC pipe. Using an IC-910H radio, I received the Mode U UHF CW beacons on 3 satellites as they passed over the U.S. East Coast: O-55, O-58, and Swiss Cube. While this antenna is small in size, it did really well "right out of the box."*

The customer service at Par Electronics is as excellent as their antennas. Dale responds quickly to emails and inquiries.
Tom Goyne, N4NSP

*Used 30 feet of LMR-400 with Type N connectors.
 
K3TD Rating: 5/5 Jun 6, 2007 04:13 Send this review to a friend
great antenna!  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have an OA-432 Par Omniangle that I used portable during a couple of VHF/UHF contests with my FT-100D. I was very impressed with the performance of the antenna, and how easy it was to set up and tune. The quality of the materials was also excellent. I also have an OA-50 and an OA-144 that I use regularly with great results.
 
N3PKC Rating: 5/5 Mar 31, 2005 22:09 Send this review to a friend
Smokin!  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Fills the bill for a horizontal omni and does a whole lot more. Worked FO-29 and AO-51 nicely with my stacked pair to listen on the downlink. Nicely engineered, well worth the money....Thanks Par!
 


If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager.