Greyline 24-foot DX Flagpole Antenna, a real Flagpole approved for ham radio in HOA, smart design for Stealth, No Radials, OCF vertical antenna, a vertical-dipole, for 160-6M.
See why the DX Flagpole Antenna is called a high-performance antenna system.
Smarter, stronger and more elegant all-band ham radio antenna option. Your friends, family, and DX totals will agree.
NATION-WIDE HOA & XYL APPROVED!
The Greyline DX Antenna Benefits:
- HOA Approved + XYL and neighborhood approved too!
- No Radials! needed to achieve the high-performance sensitivity
- Coax Adapter included The feed system uses ladder line at the antenna for the lowest possible loss. Connect your coax and turn on the radio.
- Premium-only materials:
- Strong, Smart, Elegant. Double-dipped & double-walled aluminum, stainless steel parts, Made in the USA
- All frequencies from 160-6M including WARC, MARS, etc.
- 160M operation with our 20'-24'-28' vertical antennas
- High-Power Standard (1500W), McMaster Stainless Steel Hardware
- Smart Design, Rugged Materials & Engineering: 80-100 MPH wind rating
- Best in Class Verticals are 'as good or better' than any legacy brands you'll find on the market today
- ARRL Antenna Award Winning Designer(s) create our antennas.
- >90% and better efficiency across all bands
- Very Low Losses owing to the feed system
- Lower Angles than ground-mounted verticals without laying ground radials
- Available sizes 12', 16', 20', 24' and 28' foot Flagpole Antennas & DX Verticals
- Easy Install: Dig a post hole, build antenna (1-hour), drop-in (15-20-lbs), plug-in, play radio
- Free Shipping in the USA + Deep discounts Worldwide
- Shipping time: See our Order-Status Page for transparent updates
- Industry-leading 4-year warranty
- New! 5-15 minute build times on the new versions (same Strong, Smart Elegance)
- 24' DX Flagpole Vertical Dipole Antenna
Premium Flagpole Kit (Flag, truck, cleat, clips, rope)
- Feedline Kit + RF Choke ($95 value)
- Ground Mount Kit
- Pro tip: Add Mini or Maxi RF Choke for even lower noise
- Free Shipping
You bring the radio, we provide the rest to plug n play on the radio waves
XYL & fussy neighbors approve too.
That's right, Elegance! Clean lines, smooth premium finish. No ugly stubs, traps, coils, or unsightly elements or 100's of radials to mess with. "They" see an aesthetically pleasing Flagpole, you see 160-6M Real DX.
"So pretty she let me install it in the garden!"
What customers are saying:
"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!”
"4 Band DXCC this summer with my 20' DX Flagpole from my HOA!"
"Clean Sweep in November Sweepstakes with my DX Flagpole!"
"Got Indonesia (YB) this morning on 40m SSB with 100 watts. Just over 9,000 miles!"
- "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."
"Holds its own vs. taller competitors with no radials & is also stealth!"
"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!"
"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 more Elegant Aesthetically."
"So so many FT8 stations worldwide."
"If I can hear it, I can work it and this antenna hears well."
More Customer highlights and Pictures can be found in our Customer Reviews section within the FAQ and the RF Blog.
Q. How does the DXV OCF Antenna compare to other well-known antennas such as the Hy-gain AV-680 and Cushcraft R9:
*The Red inner rings are 80M, blue 40M, green 20M, and orange 10M.
Q. What's the difference between the Greyline Performance DX vertical-dipoles & DX Flagpoles, 12-16-20-28 to the famed 43'er?
* For 24-foot performance, consider between the 20' and 28' angles and potency projections.
Grounding: As always, when considering your grounding plans, follow the ARRL RF Guidelines.
USA: Antenna Ships Free
DX: Deep discounted Rates (examples available at checkout)
Learn more about shipping rates in our FAQ's.
We are a small group of "seasoned" radio ops, maybe just like you. This is our passion and we often ask "how can we make this better." We partner with small ham radio owned businesses to bring you something more.
Presenting an HF radio antenna that is an efficient transmit and receive antenna experience across all short wave frequencies, 1.8 MHz to 50 MHz. A Smarter, Stronger and a more Elegant vertical antenna designed for elegance, robust engineering, and higher-performance. More efficient systems offer less loss, more dB's, less noise, more signals, lower angles, deeper DX, and a potent Regional (NVIS) radiation pattern too.
Popular with digital modes requiring rapid frequency hopping (ALE) such as FT8 mode and other Winlink and SDR applications.
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Ham Radio is fun again!
73 Greyline Performance
This is a great solution for HOA restricted Amateurs. No one in my neighborhood realizes it's an antenna, except for the neighbors I've actually told - otherwise they would never have known. Having a helper insert the assembled flagpole inside the PVC sleeve (that's in the concrete) is a good idea. It's not heavy, just a little awkward alone.
The assembly of the antenna was relatively easy, but the documentation is spread out between a couple files and different locations on the website. While Jon was always helpful, it would go a long way to improve the documentation in a single concise file. I would be happy to assist Greyline in making this update or providing feedback.
One item of note, is the modification of the PL259 boss for soldering the ladder line. Ideally, this should be done on a drill press, it wasn't the easiest task with a hand drill and not having a vice. Greyline should consider pre-drilling the boss. The other issue I had was the supplied heat shrink with heat activated glue. It simply wouldn't work. I ended removing the glue, cutting the heat shrink, and taping it on... I'm not convinced this is even required if good precautions with No-Ox are made at the feedpoint with soldered terminals. I may be removing this.
Another update to the antenna would be to include Dacron rope - or perhaps as an upgrade option to alleviate rope replacement in a year or two.
The 3D printing of the stand-off insulators for the 450 ohm ladder line inside the aluminum is a novel idea and worked very well. However, it should be noted that the 3D printed ladder line to PL259 housing should be protected against UV. A short note in the manual would be a good idea, as well as protecting the snap-on chokes for the balun at the tuner input. This should be common sense, but a note would be helpful. I'm also wondering how long the flag hooks will last, they are plastic and appear to be 3D printed as well.
On-Air performance is very good, it compares well to a multi-band trapped dipole I have in my garage attic. Notably, it fills the gap in the dipole nulls off the tips. I am using the MFJ-993BRT tuner, as I already had it on-hand. I am finding that the tuner has some difficulty resolving a match to the antenna, and will not find a solution on 160M. I plan to take impedance measurements before winter. I believe this to be a tuner deficiency. I've made many contacts, domestic and DX (EU, SA, NA) on several bands.
The reason I'm giving the antenna 4 stars and not 5 stars is for the documentation deficiencies, the difficulty drilling the PL259 boss, and the work-around of the heat shrink / glue. I have more work to do regarding the tuner / impedance. I recently noticed that the screws for the bottom insulator were loose. This may have been an assembly issue on my part, but I will continue to monitor them, and apply blue Loctite if they loosen again.
In summary, I do think this is a great solution for HOA restricted Amatuers, and will get many people on the air that would not be otherwise. Some minor updates, in my opinion, would go a long way from making this a really good product to a great product.
We are delighted for this review. Thank you for the detail and list format. We will implement many (or all) of these at our next meeting and revise some of our documents too. Appreciate this very much. Surely our peers and customers will appreciate your efforts for years to come. Thank you, sir! Ham Radio is fun again.... 73 Greyline
I am very pleased with my 24' Flagpole Antenna. Jon helped me over the phone to place my order and it took about 5 weeks for everything to arrive. The Flagpole, LDG 600 Tuner, and the Feedline and flag kit arrived in 3 separate shipments.
Assembly was fairly easy although I found some of the written instructions a bit ambiguous but Jon always answered my emails with either an email reply or a phone call. I was surprised on how strong the Flagpole is considering how light weight it is. Make sure you wear gloves when handling the fiberglass insulators. I decided to add the Palomar Engineers 1:1 Mini Balun and Maxi Choker to my assembly which I ordered directly from Palomar. My typical SWR readings are less than 1.3 or better on all bands and I am getting great signal reports! I plan on getting a 600 Watt amplifier this summer.
I ran LMR 400 Coax to feed the antenna and a heavy duty extension cord for powering a light to luminate my flag at night through conduit that I buried under ground (with my Echo Dot and a smart plug, it allows me to tell Alexa to turn the Flagpole light on and off). I purchased a concrete form tube to aid in concreting the PVC Sleeve in the ground. The antenna weighs less than 30 lbs. so it was very easy to set in place once the concrete cured. Hooking up to the ladder line and antenna was a breeze. Currently I have a nice planter placed upside down to cover the remote tuner. I think it looks great and my neighbors have commented on how nice my "Flagpole" looks. In my HOA , I would not be able to be on the air without my Greyline Performance Flagpole Antenna!