KL2A/W3 builds a 28' HF Vertical Antenna by Greyline with a friend
HOA Flagpole Antennas and Stealth HF Vertical Antennas for Real DX 160-6M using FT8, CW and SSB.
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ANTENNA SHORT STORIES: Ham Radio is more fun with your friends.
"KL2A travels to W3 to install a Greyline HF vertical antenna."
Recently, KL2A flew from Idaho to Washington, DC (W3-4 land) to eat hot dogs at a favorite local tavern pub and to install a ham radio, 28' Greyline Performance vertical antenna for HF, in the backyard of a friend and fellow radio op.
"Spring band conditions are upon us and antenna projects with your friends are one of the best aspects of our hobby...
I grew up in Alaska and antenna season started in October with the first freezes and snowstorms inspiring us to get motivated. When I saw the warm weather, just like a trained monkey, I jumped at a chance to do some spring antenna work for the weekend," says KL2A.
"So, I had an antenna shipped out from Greyline Performance to the east coast with plans for it to arrive about the time I did. When it arrived on the front porch last week on a sunny day of about 70F in Virginia, I heard the door slam! My buddy was already in the carport assembling the sawhorses for duty. A few minutes later he was cutting the box open, sliding the poles out of the plastic and sorting the poles onto the sawhorses for review, directions in hand.
With the stopwatch on, we had the antenna put together and roped vertical along his fence line in about 30 minutes.
(Note: Greyline is assembling most of the parts so it's just a few pieces to connect and fasten.)
To be fair, you'll need to add a few minutes for assembling the feedline kit, 30-minutes or so for various shenanigans; goofing around with the dog who likes to run off with tools, sitting in the sun with a beverage talking about radio, and so on... and just like that, we were on the air!
As my W7 QTH is great for summer and raising a family, for radio it is not desirable with hills all around which makes calling CQ from W4 land similar to the thrill of fishing from a barrel.
That Greyline Flagpole Antenna ran guys into Eastern Europe on 80M, Western EU on 160M (no joke!), and as far as you can imagine on 40-15M, and they kept calling too. That's a lot of fun." Jon shared.
+ Just two radio ops putting together a vertical antena for HF on a spring day
+ Force 12 C3SS (vertically polarized) upper left.
+ Stealth Greyline 28' DX Flagpole Antenna hiding in the trees to the right
+ Testing the Greyline 28' Vertical Antenna against the other antennas in the trees: CQ Europe!
Status: At time of writing, we are stocked and shipping daily.
Spring 2021 PROMO: "Cycle 25 Promo"
DX SHIPPING IS 50-75% OFF!
We are shipping the next 10 orders from outside the USA, FREE! After that, all orders to DX-lands are 50-75% off. Check a product page to test shipping costs to your address. Approx values for Canada, $25, VK/ZL/Europe, ~$72. You're welcome.
USA: ANTENNAS SHIP FREE
For USA orders, we continue to ship free. Also, we are including Feed + Flag kits with antenna purchases.
At Greyline Performance, we are honored to serve you our peers in this way. We see many of our customers on the bands working the world. This is no ordinary 160-6M antenna! See our FAQ and Blogs for more info or "pass it on."
Have a great weekend... Ham Radio is more fun with your friends!
73 Greyline Performance
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We're honored to do our part one radio op at a time. Remember, Ham Radio is Fun Again!
It's a pleasure to serve you with Stronger and Smarter Antennas d'Elegance.
Contact us with any questions you may have! We'll see you on the air soon...
73 Greyline Performance