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Product Review
 
Nagoya NA 320A
TRI-Band VHF / 220 / UHF
Antenna - SMA Female
 
John 'Miklor'
August 2016



 
 
 
Keeping up with the growing trend in tri-band handhelds, Nagoya has recently released the NA-320A.
 
It's a full length 17.75" (45cm) tri-band antenna terminated with an SMA-F connector. That's about 2" longer than an NA-771.

Getting a Dual Band VHF/UHF antenna to play nicely on 220 is no easy feat, but they were able to accomplish this by starting with a full size quarter wave antenna and working from there.

I ran my over-the-air field tests using a UV-5X3 with an extended 3800mAh battery. I started with the stock antenna, then switched to the NA320A. Noisy repeaters showed a noticeable increase in signal.
Note: I live 30 miles from four 'local' 1.25m repeaters, and get into all of them fine.

As I've mentioned in other reviews, shorter, base loaded antennas can perform well, but nothing can beat a full length antenna. 

If you want peak performance from your triband transceiver, you may want to give this one a try.

I definitely give mine a 5 star rating.
 
 
Available from BaofengTech  and  Amazon

 




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