Dual Band Roll-Up Antenna
 Ed Fong WB6IQN


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DBJ-2 Portable roll up antenna

Why buy from imitators? This antenna was featured in the March 2007 QST and designed by Dr. Ed Fong WB6IQN. This is the same antenna that is in the ARRL Antenna Compendium Vol 8 titled “True Dual Band roll-up portable J-pole”. Buy it from the original inventor (Dr. Ed Fong WB6IQN formerly at UC Berkeley now at UC Santa Cruz-Silicon Valley) with 100% lifetime warranty and help out his graduate students at the same time. Just return it and it will be either repaired, a new one sent to you or a full refund (buyers choice, no questions asked).

This is the industry standard for portable dual band antennas for 2 meters (144-148 MHz) and UHF (440-450 MHz) ham band.
Also available in Commercial (152-157 MHz and 460-470 MHz). The Commercial version covers MURS, FRS and GMRS frequencies. Maximum power 50 watts.
Please indicate the desired version in the notes section when ordering or by emailing me.
Adapted by the Red Cross, various CERT agencies, RACES and hundreds of ham clubs.
Don’t be fooled by claims of dual band performance. Although traditional VHF J-pole antennas will resonate at UHF, they suffer a –6dB loss at UHF over a ¼ wavelength ground plane. We have purchased most of the so claimed "dual band antennas" on eBay and most are just single band VHF antennas resonating at UHF. This antenna offers true ½ wavelength performance at both VHF and UHF. SWR is less than 1.3 to 1 on both bands. A copy of the original paper on how this novel antenna works is available from me. Just call me at 408-245-8210 and I can get a copy to you.
This antenna is completely portable and can be rolled-up and placed in an emergency go pack. When deployed, it will give about +6dB of gain over a rubber duck antenna. It comes complete ready to use with 3 ft of RG174A cable and a commercially full molded BNC connector. It comes complete with adapters for BNC, SMA and reverse SMA (Wouxun and Motorola) at no charge and one 6ft extension cable. The extension cables can be cascade. Additional extension cables are $5 each.
Total Package includes:
1 - DBJ-2 portable VHF/UHF roll up antenna with a male BNC connector.
1 - BNC to SMA adapter
1 - reverse SMA to SMA adapter for Baofeng, Wouxun and Motorola radios
1 - 6 ft low loss RG58AU extension cable with BNC male on one end and BNC female on the other.

Accessories at a very reasonable price -
-  additional 6ft RG58 extension cable - $5
-  PL259 to BNC female adapter - for most mobile rigs - $2

Please email me for details on how to order accessories.

If you wish for me to give a seminar on antennas to your Ham Club, I do this free of charge. If you are within driving distance I can appear in person or we can have a Skype seminar.

Any questions call me at 408-245-8210 or leave your number and I can get back to you.

You can also contact me at - edsantennas "at" "golf mike alpha india lima"

73's Ed Fong WB6IQN  
Featured in:   QST Mar 2007
Reprinted with Permission of both
Edison Fong and the ARRL