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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | Edison Fong PVC pipe 2m/440 omni antenna Help

Reviews Summary for Edison Fong PVC pipe 2m/440 omni antenna
Edison Fong PVC pipe 2m/440 omni antenna Reviews: 23 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $22
Description: What appears to be a piece of PVC pipe with an SO-239 on one end, little do
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N2QQE Rating: 5/5 Sep 16, 2013 09:46 Send this review to a friend
Happ with Ed Fong antenna  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I purchased this antenna a while back, but just got it up and have it connected to a Alinco DR-610 with a SO-239/PL-259 using 75" of Davis RF Bury-Flex mounted 35' up. I have gotten good reports on this using just 5 watts! Ed was helpful during the purchase of this and sent along detailed information on the complete build of it using the PVC he recommended. I would look into getting one or 2 more since the current antenna works so well, is well built, and is not costly. Very impressed with this antenna.
W3SR Rating: 5/5 Sep 8, 2012 12:41 Send this review to a friend
Great antenna!!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This is a GREAT antenna! I have it mounted in a corner of the closet and hit the repeater all the time. The XYL doesn't even complain about it. I wish he'd make other ones for different bands so I could mount it in my HOA restricted area.
WQOV721 Rating: 5/5 Jun 5, 2012 08:38 Send this review to a friend
Excellent!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I had two cut for GMRS (Business Band) and MURS. I have yet to use it on MURS. On GMRS 462/465 mhz, SWR's are 1.3 max and I can hit repeaters 35 miles away on 4 Watts at full quieting mounted 28 foot high. I also have one mounted in the attic that hits the same repeater 3 by 3 and pulls in scanner traffic perfectly. A great antenna!
W7JET Rating: 5/5 Feb 21, 2012 06:28 Send this review to a friend
Great antenna great price  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have one strapped to the side of the house and it works great. Ed is excellent answering questions.
K7AMS Rating: 5/5 Jan 30, 2012 21:27 Send this review to a friend
Fantastic Dual Band Antenna  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I live in Port Townsend, Washington and I live near the beach. I have this antenna up 50 feet and I can easily work all the repeaters within 100 miles both on 2 meters and 70 centimeters.
I used to use a 13 element yagi for 2 meters but now I don't have to think about rotating my antenna.
Thanks Ed, your students are doing a great job
building and tuning these antennas.

KI4GTJ Rating: 5/5 Nov 10, 2011 14:35 Send this review to a friend
got mine for 220 today  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Well made great antenna,works great great tx/rx going to have to get one of his 2m/440 ones here soon

I took it out of the pack and what stright for the wouxun 2/220 and put it up call a few time for antenna and radio test and come back with s9/59 full copy was useing a sbb224 on mag mount that work great but the ed fong will be used alot more

NO6W Rating: 5/5 Oct 18, 2011 13:45 Send this review to a friend
maximum bang for minimum bucks  Time owned: more than 12 months
I own both this base station version and the roll-up. I mounted this PVC version on top of a 35 ft tv mast (see picture on my QRZ page).

From my home in Pittsurg, CA I have good full-quieting simplex QSO's into Sacramento (60 milels away) and beyond, and up into the Sierra foothills a hundred miles away. Range from this base antenna to an H-T with a rubber duck on the flat is about 20 miles... very respectable.

Each antenna is custom tuned in an identical radome before it is shipped, and completing the construction is inexpensive and very easy. Be sure and use the correct weight PVC pipe. For new hams with that shiny new H-T, this antenna is an essential first accessory. You can spend a lot more and not get much improvement in performance.

BTW Ed is now selling these on eBay. It's a great antenna for an unbeatable price.
NT9M Rating: 5/5 Sep 24, 2011 18:11 Send this review to a friend
Still very satisfied  Time owned: more than 12 months
Updating my review of a couple years ago. My office location was moved to a different town so the antenna came down. While down it got a good inspection and absolutely no problems found. At the new office location the antenna is mounted on a stand-off from the side of a BX tower at about 30 feet rather than mounted to a chimney. With the extra height it performs even better. During a band enhancement this summer I worked 125 miles on UHF simplex. This antenna is not the equivalent of my DB-224 at home, but it is an excellent performer for the money.
W2CSH Rating: 5/5 Sep 23, 2011 06:10 Send this review to a friend
Excellent performance  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I purchased this antenna after my copper j-pole was wiped out by a broken limb. I needed a portable antenna for emcom work and one I could easily put up at home for a base station. I purchased the heavy duty version for its higher power handling. I have the antenna mounted at 25 feet above ground and it outperforms the copper j-pole by a significant margin. I live in New Jersey about 70 miles from Atlantic city near Philadelphia. I can hit shore repeaters from Tom's River to Ocean City that I couldn't hear on the j-pole. I can reach west as far as Valley Forge. For the money versus performance you can't go wrong with this antenna.
K9RLB Rating: 5/5 Sep 11, 2011 13:55 Send this review to a friend
Up for 2 years+  Time owned: more than 12 months
This has been up for over 2 years - no tuner needed for me @ 2m + 70cm ~ ~ ~ inexpensive, and effective!
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