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Tram 1185 Amateur Dual-Band Magnet Antenna

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Quick Overview

The Tram 1185 is one of our most popular magnet mount amateur radio antennas and is an ideal accessory for dual band ham radios.

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  • Magnet mount Amateur radio antenna
  • 19" tall
  • Dual band 144-148 / 440-450MHz
  • 2.5 dBd gain on UHF
  • Unity gain VHF
  • 3 1/4" magnet
  • 12-ft premium 95% tinned copper shield RG58 A/U cable with PL-259
  • Ideal for dual band amateur radios


Additional Information

Service / Frequency Amateur, UHF (400-520MHz), VHF (134-180MHz)
Number of Bands Dual Band
  1. Great antenna review by Rod on 7/29/2019

    I put the Tram 1185 in the center of the steel bed of my pick up truck, opened the tail gate and pointed it toward 2 repeaters over 20 miles away. Attached it to my Baofeng HT and had a 5/9 (excellent) signal report.

  2. Good Cheap Antenna review by WRBR651 on 9/4/2018

    Not a bad antenna

  3. This is an amazing Antenna review by abagwell96 on 2/22/2018

    This Antenna gets out very well, people says that they feel like I am sitting next to them, this is over 27.5 miles away.

  4. Good portable antenna review by John on 2/16/2018

    Good antenna for vhf/uhf mobile radio installation.

  5. Excellent Antenna review by Just Sayin' on 6/28/2017

    Works great sitting on top of my washing machine!

  6. True Old Saying, "An Antenna is 90% of a Radio." review by Moto Greg on 4/24/2017

    I use this antenna with a Baofeng UV-82c on a motorcycle while working bicycle races. The radio alone up by the windshield did not work well either on a shoulder mic or the Sena 10S Bluetooth connected by a Sena SR-10 Two-way radio adapter. The range was poor with static. However when I hooked up this antenna on my metal rear trunk using an SMA to female UHF adapter all that changed. Now I have the radio that everyone can hear clearly with the best range too. Proving once again that 90% of a two way radio is the best antenna properly mounted.

  7. Limited usage. review by Len on 9/8/2016

    The antenna is just not very useful because it lacks range.

  8. Good short mag mount antenna review by Hal on 8/18/2016

    We took a Dremel tool to this, cut a bit off the end (not sure exact amount, ~1in), and tuned the antenna up into the VHF commercial band. Buddy used an SMA-SO239 adapter and hook this to a Baofeng UV82. Gave us about 5 miles (non los) and held well. Shame it is only unity on VHF as that is the band he primarily wanted. Holds well and performs adequate. Would work well for a visitor on a farm or a radio on the combine for farm use if tuned correctly. Otherwise small HT-HT use for ham radio would be excellent.

  9. Good Cheap anteanna review by Dave the Digger on 7/10/2016

    Decent antenna. can be trimmed for better swr reading. good magnet with a foil backing can get the swrs down to 1.2 or 1.1 to 1 if you work at it.

  10. Good product-as advertised review by GH on 4/19/2016


  11. Tram 1185 Amateur Dual-Band Magnet Antenna review by Old Farmer Lady on 4/6/2016

    Plugged it right into my Leixen VV-898 Dual Band FM Transceiver and picked up transmissions from several repeaters in my area. Currently, I am using it in doors until I can by an Arrow J-pole and permanently mount it outside. With this antenna I can use it in my vehicle and remove it easily when my trip is over.

  12. tram 1185 mag mt. antenna review by Buck on 4/4/2016

    I bought this for a baofeng uv 82 to improve transmit & receive & mounted it on a ground plane on the garage roof with good results over the rubber duck.

  13. Definitely happy with the performance! review by JIm on 4/3/2016

    More than ample cable length

  14. Magnetic Antenna review by Ant. on 2/10/2016

    Used as a temporary antenna.

  15. Good value--effective mobile antenna review by Hahncho on 8/17/2015

    This is a rugged effective and efficient antenna on both UHF and VHF.

  16. The Tram 1185 does a great job and is impressively made. review by Jerry on 4/27/2015

    The representatives are polite and very helpful. My order was processed quickly and shipped fast.

  17. Works great with my HT in my truck! review by RETiredGM1 on 12/23/2014

    After doing a fair amount of research, the Tram 1185 was my best choice for a vehicle mounted antenna. I attached it to the middle of my Chevy Suburban roof, wrapped the cable around the roof rack, and ran it down thru the sun roof. I then wrapped the excess cable around my sun visor and then attached the connector to my HT. I clipped the HT to my visor so it stays out of the way. Easypeezee! The RX/TX of the HT with this antenna works really well even though the antenna isn't really long. I'm completely satisfied with the build quality, price, and rx/tx clarity my 5w HT!

  18. Great Antenna review by Page7x on 11/27/2014

    I am a Ham Radio operator and use one inside the house on a cookie sheet) and am able to hit several repeaters using low power. I actually purchased another for the car and am getting ready to purchase a third for my wife.

  19. Great for the Price! review by The Joe on 5/12/2014

    You really can't go wrong with this antenna at the price. It works great with a HT, it also handled 75 watts from my mobile unit.

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