Status updates for Greyline Performance
Smarter, Stronger, and more Elegant. "Ham Radio is fun again!"
Status: All antenna models are available and shipping normally.
Summer 2021: Flagpole Antenna / HF Vertical Antenna Rack
(6' long tubes partially assembled for easy install at your QTH)
In-house designed and manufactured parts. Even the Heli-coils are made here. We continue to learn and improve at the smallest part levels. Custom-made fittings in even the simplest of antennas. That's Stronger, Smarter, and Elegant, for you.
We are stocked with antenna tubing. (20' tubes pictured)
Made in the USA. Thank you for supporting local.
Loyalty: American Small Business - We partner with ham-radio-owned small businesses that need our collective support. We make a real effort to partner with and buy supplies from well-respectied small-businesses that focus on you. Oftentimes, really small. Some of these businesses may rely on our collective goodwill to feed their families. We are proud and loyal to support our peers (that includes you) in this way. Also, we take pride in hiring and training locally by teaching the skills of the manufacturing trades to an eager workforce. We are grateful to have access to an array of CNC machinery and expert machine operators. We are pleased to offer 'Made in USA’ packages as well. Thank you for supporting small business in America.
10.10.21: Currently, we are in our upgrade season improving our antennas to be stronger, smarter, and more elegant. Just when we thought we couldn't find another thing to tweak. WINTER: As winter is falling on our Northern customers we know well that these folks need to get their groundwork done. We're working to prioritize this for the short term ahead to allow them at least to acquire and install the ground kits before the freeze. Our Southern customers (on the beach, you know who you are... lucky!) we may be calling you asking if you would allow our northern brothers and sisters to cut in line. We do not allow cuts without permission as a hard rule. If we haven't called you yet, get in touch with us. Thank you! Ham Radio is fun again.
09.01.2021: We are back in our fall-production push for antennas on the shelf. Summer was good for many of you, thank you. We are currently undergoing several improvements (Smarter, stronger, more elegance) and new RF designs are on deck as well. Stay tuned for announcements. With Cycle 25 cycling up, it's going to be a great year ahead. Ham Radio is fun again!
08.13.2021: All antenna orders up to this week have shipped. Painted poles are in progress. We do have White Antennas available 16-20' ready to ship. Summer has been fun and we are looking forward to the fall season on the air, are you?
07.22.2021: Antennas: Bottleneck completed, all order are shipped. Some folks saw a week for shipments to arrive owing to the great July heatwave (Idaho doesn't use A/C) We are delighted to report that we are at same/next day shipments once again!
SGC: DC Isolators are ready, alas SGC tuners are still on the way.
07.04.2021: More remote tuner models are on the shelves. MFJ 993BRT and 994BRT are moving out again as are the 998RT. That’s the 300W, 600W and 1500W units. The RT-100’s are in good supply. SGC has produced a few 230’s and a 235C recently. We are glad to see them making progress on the back logs. We had record, never-seen-before heat in northern Idaho with 10-days of 100-117F! We took a few days off last week to keep our friends cool.
[update: bottleneck occurred and we are working through it.
06.10.2021: MFJ 998RT's are back. MAXI and Mini Chokers (see our add-on section) are arriving soon. Get yours while you can. Feed + Flag Kits are caught up and moving out nicely. Antennas are well stocked and depart the warehouse daily, M-F. Bands are a lot of fun these days, Cycle 25 is on the rise. See you on the bands...
05.24.2021: Today a shipment of SGC Remote Tuners arrived and are already sold and heading out to radio ops. Thank you! More arriving soon. Are you in line? Made in USA for the win.
05.10.2021: All Antenna orders continue to ship within 1-3 days. Feed kit parts have been slowed the past 2-3 weeks and are now arriving and moving out quickly once again. Thank goodness.
04.21.2021: All Antenna orders continue to ship rapidly (within 1-3 days) and our next batch of Kits are scheduled to depart for Friday this week. Lots of guys report working 6M with the Greyline verticals this week :) Ham Radio is fun again!
04.09.2021: Our Painted Flagpoles look amazing. We are so happy with our suppliers and have arranged for faster turn-around times. 2020 was very slow in this regard with the bottlenecks from other industries. We are thrilled to have this option available for our peers once again.
03.28.2021: Stock full of antennas. Shipping in 1-3 days. Feed kit supplies are in and moving out. Spring is in the air... Thank you!
03.14.2021: At Greyline, spring is here! Antennas are moving out faster as spring arrives and perfect timing too, Sunspots are on the rise (finally!) and we are stocked up with all antennas. The Flags are looking great this time of year. Cheers to you this spring.
Cool Fact: Our 28'er is now 'box to built' in 5 minutes! Yep, 5-minutes. Same extremely Strong, Smart, and Elegant final product. (We built most of it for you before shipping). Hope you like that little tidbit and I'll add, the wind ratings are "through the roof."
RF Chokes are provided by highly-regarded RF Engineers and their small businesses.
02.21.2021: Antennas continue to ship off the dock, thank you so much. We are hearing that they are the strongest and prettiest on the market; “the ham market hasn’t seen this quality,” says one seasoned veteran contester friend. Another, an career aerospace ham notes "I am very impressed with the look, quality, machining, and part fit!"
Feed kit supplies are arriving and we are shipping as they arrive. Thanks for your patience while we support our friends in the bottleneck-supply-chain at large.
Note, we are always developing redundant suppliers for parts that we do not yet make in-house. As always only ultra premium materials are used throughout.
Pro tip: before buying an antenna from anyone, consider, of course, the efficiency, low angle, and high gain claims, to be sure... and then look closely at the wind rating claims. If someone has higher wind ratings than you see here really think that through. Your family and neighbors will thank you.
02.12.2021: A solid week of progress. All antennas are shipped or on the dock to go out to their new owners.
02.08.2021: Now offering entire packages Made in USA. All parts are Made in the USA, if not made in-house at Greyline Performance. We've added SGC remote tuners to our line-up. They are based in Seattle, Washington and make a tank of a tuner. Support local small businesses. Ham Radio is fun again.
Feed kits + Flag kits for some customer orders and arriving in a second box after the antenna arrives. Thank you.
01.28.2021: We're happy and healthy and back to full capacity.
We're shipping the long-awaited 28-foot version, once again. We know that was a long wait, phew. Thank you one and all for your patience. Our guru machinist stood his ground not letting a single 28' ship until it was perfect. Yes, we are blaming him. He said we could. The best part? Get this, ALL parts are handled and made, in-house. That's right, Made in Idaho, USA. Stronger, Smarter and more Elegant.
Note: ALL 20-24' antennas are shipped or shipping to ALL customers. Let us know if you do not see movement on your 20-24' and we will give it a push out the door. We have enough parts to make antennas until the cows come home. Ham Radio is fun again. Pass it on. Thankful for the honor to serve you folks.
01.14.2021: A productive week and a dance with Mother Nature who delivered a storm here in the Pacific Northwest that knocked down 1000's of trees and 100,000+ homes are weithout power in the region. Thankfully, we have back up power for the lights and our team is working hard to keep antennas moving out. Thank you.
01.04.2021: HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We are back in the warehouse on Monday. We were able to ship out all ham radio 20-24' antennas before the 1st of the year. This week we will tackle the larger antennas, painted poles, and other custom antenna projects. Ham radio is fun again. Pass it on.
12.16.20: UPS is busy picking up Greyline HF Verticals & Flagpole Antennas this week escorting them to happy homes. We are thrilled to play a small role in the happiness of these operators as they turn on the radio and hear the bands full of signals.
12.02.20: Antennas and feed systems are moving slower than normal this week but they are indeed moving and we are well stocked for the “winter” months ahead. Thanks to our ham radio owned, small business suppliers. Support small business.
11.18.20: A first of several aluminum tubing loads arrives.
September 2020: Note: we are building more parts in-house as we transition away from supplier reliance going into the unknown fall season. Thanks for your patience. Smarter, Stronger and more Elegant. See these XYL approval Blog posts!
Greyline Ready-Rack for 20-24-28' - cut, drilled, sanded, cleaned, deburred, bagged, and ready for packaging.
During Seasonal changes customers express wanting to get a head start on the ground work.
Supply Chain Delays at large: We have worked closely with our suppliers to stock up on materials and parts that take us into the winter months. We are so thankful to have stock provided as we witness the largest distribution outlets alerting customers of long-delays estimated into the fall season, in some cases. We experienced this COVID hiccup in the sourcing of materials during the spring ourselves and hope to have prepared enough ahead of any similar reactions in the future. Thanks to you for your understanding while we position for strength.
Sharing with the Ham Radio Small Business Community:
We focus on buying from amateur radio small businesses where possible. All materials are premium grade and Made in USA.
We know that you want you on the air ASAP.
We are hams too and get it. We do our best to expedite your order the day it's ready for shipment. Thank you.
Note: Reserving your antenna now secures a buyers position in the production line as we are first come, first served (no exceptions).
Payments are deferred
We are authorizng your card at the time of order and capture the payment at the time of shipment. Tracking is generated at that time as well.
HOA + XYL Approved! -- HAM RADIO IS FUN AGAIN!
Real DX 160-6M at home or HOA.
- 4 Band DXCC in 3-months at my HOA.
- So pretty my XYL approves!
- If I can hear it, I can work it.
+ See customer install pics and Real DX stories:
+ The Benefits of Greyline Performance Antennas
Smarter, Stronger, and more Elegant multi band stealth HF vertical antennas!
As always, if you have any questions, please let us know
COVID-19 Notice for 2021: We remain grateful for a productive 2020 year playing a small role in providing Real DX thrills, useful emergency communications services, to welfare traffic and a real sense of security to our ham radio peers and professional customers.
In 2020, our Idaho and Utah operations were not locked down, thank goodness. We saw slow downs, shut downs, and still see widespread supplier delays throughout the RF markets.
That said, at Greyline, just as the end of the year was in sight, in late-November into late-December the corona virus finally brushed by one of our crew members sparking a series of quarantines for our entire antenna crew. This ended up becoming four separate two-week periods of quarantines. We have young people and veteran machine operators and managed strategic shift-adjustments to maintain progress. We borrowed labor from our more expensive machine specialists where we could to cover antenna crews out for quarantine. Needless to say, these rolling quarantines happened just when our largest truck loads of the year were arriving. Thanks, Murphy.
The good news is that we managed to ship all 20-24' antennas before the NYE bell on January 1st. The 28-foot models are following close behind. Finally, as of January 5th, all but a one antenna team member is healthy and back to work and we expect her to return shortly. We are thankful and hopeful for a fulfilling 2021.