About Us

Ham Radio is fun again, 160-6M at your Home or HOA! 

WHAT IS GREYLINE?

Grey line: Noun. the narrow band of dusk and dawn that separates the areas in daylight from those in darkness throughout the world. 
Greyline propagation is a form of HF radio propagation apparent at dawn or dusk where signals travelling along the line are heard at much higher strengths.

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Smarter, Stronger and more Elegant Antenna Systems. Bold claims, Real DX results. Ham Radio is fun again.

WHAT WE DO:

Family, friends and our community are important to us. We seek out the best talent and we source our intelligence and products from them. We aim to be the trusted, high-quality boutique antenna manufacturer for security and performance. We're young with sage advisors, hard working, creative, and focused on the new solutions needed today. Whether for emergency services, welfare traffic, or working DX on the ham radio bands, our products are built to last and look pretty doing it.

WHO WE ARE:

We are a small group of radio active kinda guys. Most of us are amateur radio enthusiasts with families and a passion for radio, maybe just like you. 

Many of us share in memories of playing with wires in the backyard and swinging (or spud gunning) them into tree branches and on the towers. Those were the days!

Anyway, our team has access to 'state of the art' CNC equipment for making antennas and so we then started asking each other, "if we can make anything, what shall we make?" How about real antennas for real people? So it began, the tinkering, building, improving, and repeat... 

Our purpose is to design and manufacture custom antennas that are smarter, stronger and more elegant HF antenna systems than we see on the market today. Antennas that work Real DX on 160-6M from home, HOA, office building, in the field, and portable operations.

Our philosophy is to provide smart antenna systems that your most discerning neighbor, wife or partner, and friends can also be proud of. Smarter, Stronger and more Elegance. Why not?

Before you buy any antenna consider learning about why we say "Smarter, Stronger and more Elegant." Our claims of high-performance, deeper signal penetration, lower loss, lower angles and lower noise, all have real meaning. Our wind ratings stand up against any brand and we report them conservatively so you have room to breathe. Why would you want anything less? We urge you to consider our claims and challenge us, as you wish. Real DX Confidence and for you to experience that indeed Ham Radio is fun again. 

Call us or write in, we are hams and enjoy talking radio too.


Greyline Performance

Phone: +1 435-200-4902
eMail: flagpoleantennas@gmail.com 
9-5 PST USA Mountain West Region

 

Our Team: RF Custom Antenna Design and Manufacturing

We maintain various relationships with RF Antenna designers and RF Engineers that cooperate to design and manufacture custom antenna systems for public and private customers.

Our Facilities:

We operate out of facilities in Idaho and Utah (W7) that utilize arrays of various manufacturing technologies reflecting Swiss style machining, CNC lathes and 5-axis mills to cut, drill, and polish aluminum tubing and other rare metals.

Our Skillset:

Our team is skilled in modern CNC equipment types using aerospace materials. 

Our Experience

We work mainly in Defense, Aerospace, Marine, custom communications parts, RF Antennas, and specialty Automotive.

Our custom part manufacturing is useful for projects on the race track, into Deep Space, Deep Sea and Terrestrial infrastructure development. Maybe in a front yard or the top of your state building too.

Summary: 

We work in difficult projects to solve complex problems. The amateur radio side of the warehouse and this website reflects a labor of love as a service to our peers to offer you something more. We are honored to serve you in this way. Ham Radio is fun again.


Ham Radio Team Highlights:

- ARRL Antenna Design Awards - Winner! It's true, the ARRL "Antenna of the Year" Award was won by one of our friends, a career Broadcast Engineer and antenna designer extraordinaire. Congrats, John! We're all thankful for your contributions to the hobby! 

- Experienced, Veteran Ops: Our GM has been QRV for 40-years and was honored to compete as a member of 'Team USA' at WRTC 2014 in Boston. He says, "I just heard that our contest station in the Caribbean uses the OCF design to compete on the world stage! It's cool these antennas are at QTH's around the world too." We're on the right track.

What customers are saying:

  • Performance is fantastic! Many, many signals on FT8.
  • Highly Recommended for HOA and CC&R Restricted Ham Radio QTHs. 
  • Got Indonesia this morning on 40m SSB with 100 watts. 9,000 miles!
  • Equal or better signals than taller verticals requiring radials and it's stealth!
  • It tunes on all bands less than 1.5, and 160 takes 1kW just fine!
  • Performance has been beyond my expectation. The reception is unbelievable! Many many stations and much quieter than my EFLW.

Read more Customer Reviews in our FAQ's.


From the Beginning: A Short Story

"It started as a simple desire to just get back on the air with a real signal again while raising my young family," says Jon KL2A, Founder of Greyline Performance and Member of Team USA in WRTC 2014.

Jon stumbled upon an opportunity to tinker with antennas and tune the bands once again, maybe an activity many of you can relate to.

Referring to the OCF design, "the results were suprising, impressive even, and pretty quick during the weekend of testing a couple of years ago it also caught the attention of several other operators who called in on the air, who seemed to realize this was no ordinary vertical and wanted one for their QTH too. It was eye-opening that these guys were so quick to want one!" Jon exclaimed.

It was this report that prompted Jon to make it his personal mission to refine and build more of these smarter, more elegant vertical antennas for fellow radio operators that might be in a similar place, that is, not necessarily able to put up a large tower or lay out 100+ radials in the yard, but simply wanting a really good looking antenna that works well between 160-6M. Especially one the ladies will approve of.

That said, "One bonus here is when my YL actually said she liked the shiny flagpole antenna in the garden. Imagine that... this was certainly a first for me too! Just maybe this aesthetically-pleasing antenna helps others get the buy-in from their partners to get back on the air too." he said.

“It’s a real thrill to hear stories like mine from all over the world. Folks call in with a common tone. It's a nostalgic-excitement that is truly contagious, it's in their voices when they talk about wanting to work Real DX signals again, and for some it's after 30 years of being off the air! Remember, many of these guys have been in restricted space QTH’s or HOA communities for a long time.” He adds, “it’s an honor to talk to these returning hams in many cases, really get to know them and play a small role in getting them back on the bands, one radio op at a time.”

Ham Radio is fun again!

- Greyline Performance



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