OPEK 601 - Mini Mag Mount Dualband Amateur Radio Antenna
Most late model vehicles use passivated stainless steel glass which impedes the transfer of RF energy. This is most noticeable when operating a low-power handheld radio from inside an automobile. When traveling on the outer edge of a repeater coverage area it is best to locate your handheld radio's antenna outside your vehicle. The OPEK AM-601-SMA is prefect antenna to achieve this. It uses a very strong rare earth magnetic to safely secure the antenna outside your automobile.
We have several adapters that can be used with this product to convert the cable connector to a different type.
* A double female SMA adapter is used with radios having a SMA-Male connector. Such as many Baofeng, Pofung, and Wouxun radios.
Posted by Bob on 21st Dec 2016
The antenna works well for being compact in size. I use it with a UHF DMR MD-380 HT in my wife's NO RADIO, NO ANTENNA car.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Dec 2016
This antenna works great for a handheld in a car. The magnet holds firmly and the small coax slips easily into the car without any fuss.
Posted by Unknown on 6th Jun 2016
This antenna helps my handheld (HT) get better range in the car. I can work repeaters 15-20 miles away that the 18" whip antenna couldn't reach in the car.
Posted by Mike on 6th Jun 2016
I bought this as an external antenna for my MD80 DMR handheld when I am in the car. Other than wishing the cable were a foot or so longer, it works really well.
Posted by Unknown on 23rd Nov 2015
This little guy provides excellent performance in a small package. Signal quality is awesome on my Icom IC-92, and the price is hard to beat. My only wish is that it had a few more feet of cable. Eight feet isn't quite enough for my current installation in the truck.
Posted by Robert, KF4MIU on 25th Oct 2015
Just a note to let you know how happy I am with my recent order. It works perfectly and I received it in a timely manner. I am please with your service.
Posted by Drew McCarsky on 20th Oct 2014
I recently Purchased the OPEK AM-601 with the Antenna adapter to work with the Wouxun KG-UV3D. I have a mobile setup with a high gain antenna on my Jeep, my usual vehicle. I got this antenna in case I use my wife's late model,and my GMC Sonoma Pick up . Both cars are "radio-less" My Wouxun does a very good job with the after market antenna, But the signal rapidly dies off on the way to work. So with the handheld, I am able to hit our repeater in Chatsworth ,GA out to about 20 miles. I now use the Opek antenna and using 5 wats wuth the Wouxun, Increased the coverage to about 35 miles! I would imagine if it was not for the mountains, It would probably do even better. this was one purchase I did not mind making! If you travel , and use rental cars, You could put this antenna in a carry on bag, along with your HT and Microphone and have a ball!