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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Directional (Yagi, quad, etc.) | WiMo PA-70R 70cm Panel Antenna Help

Reviews Summary for WiMo PA-70R 70cm Panel Antenna
WiMo PA-70R 70cm Panel Antenna Reviews: 1 Average rating: 1.0/5 MSRP: $120.00 delivered
Description: Flat panel antenna with radome for outdoor
installations, 8 dBi gain. Includes mast bracket for
a mast diameter of 25 to 50mm, connector N
female. Size 45x45cm.
Product is in production.
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W3JKS Rating: 1/5 May 28, 2008 09:09 Send this review to a friend
German Engineering - Not  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I just received my long-awaited PA-70R from Germany which I planned to use for transportable ATV operation.

My previous experiences with WiMo and their mast products was very good. Their panel antenna is another matter entirely. The mounting holes on the antenna cover and the flimsy aluminum reflector don't lineup for the mounting brackets' bolts. I had to use a drill to mate the bolts to the antenna. The corner of the plastic antenna cover is cracked (no evidence of shipping damage - it was apparently damaged before being placed in the box) and one of the rivets is loose.

The threads on the mast bolts are not well-formed and the antenna only provides one pair of brackets to grip the mast. A second pair is really needed to adequately support a panel antenna, especially if it is a windy day.

Overall, the construction of the antenna reminds me of Mighty Fine Junk. Don't waste your money on shipping one of these across the pond.

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