AF1RO works Globally on FT8: 20' Flagpole Antenna, 50W, in HOA [PICS]


"Amazing FT8 Performance with the 20' Greyline Flagpole Antenna." 

Highlights: Model Installation, Real DX from HOA QTH, Stealth ATU, 1500W.

Updated January 29, 2024:

Andrew, AF1RO wrote in today to share how exciting his experiences have been DXing on the ham radio bands from his HOA using his Greyline Flagpole Antenna. Look at the Real DX he's working on 40-10M listed on this page. 

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This image depicts AF1RO's transmission across Earth from Florida, Deep Asiatic Russia to EU and all parts in between... Do you consider this Real DX?

I've communicated with every continent and am able to use almost all bands with a 1:1 SWR. - AF1RO

"Here's a screen shot of my logbook so that folks can see the amazing performance of the 20' flagpole antenna.  At 50 Watts, you can literally connect to the entire planet. I've communicated with every continent and am able to use almost all bands with a 1:1 SWR.  This pic shows the 10m, 17m, 20m, 30m, 40m bands over a two-day period, from Melbourne, FL." - AF1RO

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Note: This logbook shows 10-40M logged contacts. Notice the countries?!

At 50 Watts, you can literally connect to the entire planet. - AF1RO/4


In September 2023 Drew wrote in saying:

"MFJ-998RT installed, 20' Flagpole antenna working as advertised. First night on the air and already worked S51DX in Slovenia on 20m :) "

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Antenna: Greyline Performance 20 foot DX Flagpole Antenna for 160-6M operation. 


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Remote Tuner: MFJ 998 RT covers 160-10M installed next to the Greyline Flagpole, Vertical Antenna

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Tuner Install View: Note the MFJ 998 RT on non-conductive support (PVC)
Included in the package, the Mix 31 Snap on for RF Choking at ATU exit to shack. Greyline 20' HOA DX Flagpole Antenna w/ heat shrink around the base insulator, feed line exit point.

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Stealth Rock covering the MFJ 998 RT Remote Tuner for aesthetics.

Greyline Performance writes: Andrew, your install has plenty of style points. That rock covered the MFJ 998RT, 1500 Watt remote tuning unit just fine. Great show!

Want to keep the neighbors happy like Drew? Take a look at the same Bundle: 20' DX Flagpole + MFJ 998RT. An excellent HOA ham radio antenna option. Consider ordering one for your front yard too. It will work just like his, Ham Radio is fun again!


  • "Real DX 160-6M at my HOA"
  • "4 Band DXCC in 3-months at my HOA."
  • "So pretty my XYL approves!"
  • "If I can hear it, I can work it."

"So pretty she let me install it in the garden!"

Funny but true: We've had radio ops order this for the backyard, commence to dig a hole, and pour the concrete to then hear the wife say, "Honey, that looks very nice, let's install it in the front yard." You'll end up moving it to the front yard just like the other guys have. Ham Radio is fun again!

Have you ever heard anyone - your XYL or family say this about a ham radio antenna before? We think not. You're welcome!

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Favorite Customer quotes:

  • It's so pretty my XYL asked me to install it in the front yard. Imagine that. The front yard! Note: This is after he installed it in the back yard :-)
  • 4 Band DXCC this summer from my HOA
  • Holds its own vs. my taller antennas and with no radials. It is also stealthy.
  • I got my DXCC in the 80s using a vertical dipole and wanted to try again from my new home in an HOA
  • Since I added the Greyline DX Flagpole vertical antenna, I have added over 200 additions to my DXCC Challenge account. I am now right at 900 and hope to complete it in the next few months.
  • 30W and a couple of hours, I worked the entire planet on FT8
  • My wife appreciates the compliments from the neighbors, and it reminds her of her Father's Flagpole. Thank you.
  • If I can hear it, I can work it. It hears very well.
  • Highly Recommended for HOA and CC&R Restricted Ham Radio QTHs.
  • So pretty my DX Flagpole Antenna is allowed in my wife’s garden. In the GARDEN!
  • Clean Sweep in November Sweepstakes with my DX Flagpole. Note: That's the entire list of USA sections; amazing.
  • Got Indonesia (YB) this morning on 40m SSB with 100 watts. Just over 9,000 miles!
  • 60M Band: The other night I was on 60M and it felt just like the old days, running JA’s from Chicago in the CQWW CW with a 4-1000 Amplifier to a Quad at 80 feet.
  • 80M Band: Got Mauritania, Dodecanese, Israel, and Cypress on 80 meters and 4 bands and 3 modes for VP6R on Pitcairn. First Pitcairn since 10 Meter AM contact in the 1960s.
  • Designed Smarter, Stronger, and with Aesthetic Elegance.
  • So so many FT8 stations worldwide.
  • If I can hear it, I can work it and this antenna hears well.
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