Doug, WA2DX reports, "It Felt Like the Old Days When I Had a Tower!"

Greyline Performance DX Flagpole Antenna Reviews and Feedback

"This antenna does work as advertised!!!"

"Performance has been beyond my expectation." de WA2DX


Photo: WA2DX

This one just in from Doug, WA2DX

Doug writes: 

Just saw your recent newsletter and thought that I should update you on the Greyline Performance DX Flagpole Antenna.

"The reception is unbelievable! Many many stations. So anyone operating or wanting to operate FT8 will love the DX Flagpole." 

Briefly, the installation was straight forward. I used a 3 foot long, 12 inch in diameter concrete form tube topped off with a formed square top section about a foot deep. This allowed enough room to mount the remote tuner next to the antenna. The coax from the house enters the PVC below ground, connecting to the balun as seen in the picture below.


Photo: WA2DX

"Performance has been beyond my expectation." 

Performance has been beyond my expectation. In combination with the LDG tuner, I worked many stations during the recent SSB contest, many more stations than in previous years here in my HOA community.


"It felt more like the old days when I had a tower."

It felt more like the old days when I had a tower. I should also mention that I am using an Acom 600S running about 500 watts without issue. Great amp!


Attached are a few pictures of the final installation. This antenna does work as advertised!!!


Thanks, Jon, 73

WA2DX

PS. I would be happy to share my experience and “story.” Call sign as well. I don’t have much to add except how easy the antenna was to assemble. Also not having radials is a real benefit in an HOA community because of the relatively small lots and dealing with installing radials under St Augustine grass is a nightmare here in the South. Finally, I operate frequently on FT8. The reception is unbelievable! Many many stations. So anyone operating or wanting to operate FT8 will love the DX Flagpole. 

That’s about all. Thanks for bringing the antenna to market. 

Want the adventure on the bands to feel like the old days again, like when you had a tower?

We all know someone who can use a boost. Let's get you and your friends back on the air this season! You'll be glad you did or just one year older when you do!


Pass on the fun to a friend... 

73 Greyline Performance

 

We're looking for more stories from the field. Do you own a Greyline Performance DX Flagpole? Send us a photo and story. Let's inspire folks to get back on the air, on all bands with us! Thank you, 73.

 

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The reception is unbelievable! Many many stations. Anyone wanting to operate FT8 will love the DX Flagpole. 

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