Micronetics Baler / Compactor is a linear polarized antenna for use in RFID applications involving Balers and Compactors. A high density polyethylene radome gives the unit superior protection from constant abrasion while neoprene gaskets prevent liquids from infiltrating the unit. The gain and beamwidth of the antenna combine to give 100% interior coverage with minimal over-reads. Multi-directional conduit access holes and a removable connector access panel and made available for more efficient installation procedures. The connector housing is removable for use in NEMA enclosures.