This is an antenna I wish I would have purchased sooner. We live in an HOA with a small lot and some restrictions on antenna placement and height. We had a small vertical antenna mounted to our fence, but had limited places to install grounds and could only put two in place along the fence line. We could only receive 40M, sometimes 20M, and both had to be tuned and adjusted at the antenna. This year, those bands began generating high SWR. I was able to determine the wiring and connections were all good but the antenna was failing and we would miss out on the new solar cycle. We ordered a 20' Greyline, without the flag mount options, along with an LDG 100W external tuner. Due to a backlog in supplies, it took many months to process my order, and when I paid with a credit card it was cancelled the following month because they could not ship it within 30 days to process my credit card. I called and they no longer had any 20' antenna packages to ship at that time, but they agreed to ship me a 24' for the same price without further delay. That was still not going to be visible from the street above my home which is an HOA requirement, so I agreed. After receiving the equipment and installing it, I was amazed. 40M, 20M, 12M, and 10M bands were all below 1.5 SWR. 30M was an impressive 1.1 SWR. Unfortunately, I could not tune 80M, 17M, or 15M due to high SWR. Quite possibly this is an issue with the LDG tuner. We have reached far away with this antenna, and my wife began using FT8 and collected QSOs with 29 countries on multiple bands within a week. I was able to reach Australia, which showed a distance of 10,000 miles. The antenna is in my back yard, close to my house and neighbors say they don't notice it. While I could have installed it in the front as a flagpole, I would have to re-rout all of my wiring to the front of the house. This is an impressive antenna. If I were to do this again, I would like to have purchased an already assembled ladder-line to PL-259 adaptor as assembling the provided kit proved somewhat challenging without a drill press which I no longer have after downsizing a few years ago, and having to modify the clamshell case so that it would fit over the PL-259 component. The RF-choke required weather proofing so I ended up purchasing 1-1/2" waterproofed shrink tube that seemed expensive for the length needed. In the end, it all worked well when connected. I fully recommend this antenna.
I previously posted a 3 star review but would now like to upgrade that to FIVE stars. The antenna is out-standing (in my front yard). The company has resolved all of the complaints in my previous post and made some excellent changes to the product bundle. DE K3KZG
As you know now (by our email), our goal is doing our part to get more folks on the bands. We offer discounts for military and other honorable services because we don’t want a few bucks getting in the way of our friends and neighbors achieving all band DXing status once again! We’re hoping to help Steven get back on the air soon. Are you ex military or government services? Let’s get you back on the air too.
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Looking forward to it. You have our military discount code sent by email. Glad to do it. Thanks for your service, sir! Looking forward to hearing you on the bands soon. Ham Radio is fun again. 73 OM
Wish I knew about this before I retired and went on a limited income
We at building a house in Florida. Will be completed the first part of March. I will order around the end of Feb. 73’s John
How much do give for military discount?