Magnetic Base Antenna (for all Sporty's Radios)

$75.00
$75.00

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 7986A

A handy way to use an external antenna in your car without permanent attachment. Includes antenna, magnetic base and 10 ft. of cable. Works with SP-400, SP-200, and Air Scan radios. Antenna measures 27" long.

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A handy way to use an external antenna in your car without permanent attachment. Includes antenna, magnetic base and 10 ft. of cable. Works with SP-400, SP-200, and Air Scan radios. Antenna measures 27" long.

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4.5 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
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3 / 5
Pros: Does improve radio range. Cons: Whip is too flimsy. Awkward to move around and droppy on a vehicle. Flies backward at the slightest wind! It does the job but leaves one desiring something better.
December 31, 2014
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5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Pros: This is an excellent product. The range on my radio, both for reception and transmission, was markedly improved after its installation. It is built tough enough to last for years, and is simple and straightforward to assemble and use. Cons: None. The stainless steel whip on this antenna is thin but extremely tough and flexible. The antenna and its accompanying coil are from Antenna Specialists, a long-time manufacturer of extremely high quality professional antennas. The magnetic base and cable are from another manufacturer, but also appear to be of the very finest quality. You don't have to worry about this antenna sliding or snapping off the top of your vehicle; it is expensive but well worth its price; it should last for many, many years, with minimal maintenance, and understand that I'm an Amateur Radio Operator and am intimately familiar with antennas and various mounting schemes. I would buy another in a heartbeat.
December 31, 2014
Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Pros: This is my second purchase of this item and I use them on my Icom hand held radio in my Jeep and this second one is for my new hanger. Outstanding unit and if the top get bent or lost just use a brass welding rod that you can get from LOWEs. Cons: None yet after several years of use.
February 14, 2012
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
Pros: Works very well - makes my airscan 5 Usable (the rubber ducky was not very reliable inside my hangar)
April 22, 2010
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Will this work with the icom A6 with a BNC antenna connector?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2016
Are there any other antennas you can recommend that will work with the Sporty's Radio SP-400 that could be permanently mounted on the outside of a plane? If not are their specification I should consider in buying something specific for the SP-400
A shopper on Nov 28, 2016
I called and asked about purchasing the magnetic car antenna for this product with a longer cord. Reception is very poor in my hangar and i am thinking this might stick high to the outside of my hangar and get better reception than the antenna that came with it. I was told by Sportys this was in the works and would be available around the first of February?
Jim C on Feb 15, 2018
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BEST ANSWER: The antenna is scheduled to arrive at our warehouse on February 20th. This date is supplied by the manufacturer and is subject to change.
Can the antenna be unscrewed from the magnetic base?
A shopper on Mar 7, 2018
Can the external antenna be used with the Icom A6?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes.
Does this antenna need to be tuned to work well with air scan radio?
A shopper on Dec 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It does not.
Is the cable that comes with this antenna shielded?
Steven L on Oct 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes.
Will this work for the Yaesu FTA-750 Handheld?
TimSisson on Sep 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it should work with the FTA-750.
What is the length of the cable?
David B on Jul 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It has 10 feet of cable.
what connector is on this antenna?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is a bnc connector.
WILL THIS WORK WITH A BENDIX KING KX 99?
BRANDON C on Mar 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Is should work as it connects with a BNC connector.
How long is the coil?
A shopper on Feb 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The cable is 10' in length.
Will it work on a Vertex Standard VXA-300 ?
Gabriel P on Oct 21, 2016
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