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I recently purchased a Nagoya NA-771 that I believe is counterfeit given the overall feel of the antenna. How do I identify a genuine Nagoya antenna vs. a counterfeit?

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Nagoya has an official article listing the difference between genuine antennas and counterfeits, please refer to that.

As of their January 15, 2015 update:

  • Genuine antennas come in a green bag
  • Genuine antennas' bags have well-made rounded corners
  • Genuine antennas come with a spacer
  • Genuine antennas are straight
  • Genuine antennas have a particular printed font (see pictures in the article)
  • The QR code on genuine packaging goes all the way next to the Nagoya branding

These are all illustrated in the article, I recommend reading it.

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    $\begingroup$ The counterfeit packaging may also have spelling errors. $\endgroup$ – mrog Mar 31 at 5:07
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    $\begingroup$ If you're looking for a genuine antenna, start by going to a reputable site like miklor.com or baofengtech.com, and let them direct you to the right product. $\endgroup$ – mrog Mar 31 at 5:11

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