Status updates for Greyline Performance
Smarter, Stronger and more Elegant. "Ham Radio is fun again!"
Status: All antenna models are available and shipping normally.
We are stocked with antenna tubing. (20' tubes pictured) Made in the USA. Support local.
Hand made: Each piece is cut, drilled, deburred, polished-sanitized, labeled and bagged before packaging and shipping, to you. Lots of hands on goes into Greyline antennas.
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 highest quality focused ham radio owned small businesses. Some of these busineses rely on our collective goodwill and business to feed their families. We are proud and loyal with supporting our peers (that includes you) in this way. Also, we take pride in hiring and training up locally, teaching the skills of the manufacturing trades to an eager workforce utilizing an array of high-end CNC machines and expert machine operators. We are pleased to offer 'Made in USA only’ packages as well. Thank you for supporting small business.
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, 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 quaratine. 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 in processing and follow close behind for departure from our facility in the coming days ahead. 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 good 2021.
03.01.2021: Spring is in the air, remote tuner supplies are still having troubles, the bands are up and down... nevertheless, it's going to be a great year of radio. Do you agree? As for Greyline, antennas are moving fast with shelf stock growing daily, as are the feedline kits that didn't fit in the boxes during February. Cheers to 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). Hope you like that.
02.21.2021: Antennas continue to flow from the shipping dock, thank you so much. They are very high quality and the strongest on the market, “the ham market hasn’t seen this quality,” says one seasoned veteran contester friend. Feed kits are shipping again as supplies arrive. Thanks for your patience while we back the bottleneck supply chain at large. We are working on redundant suppliers for peripheral parts and as always only ultra premium materials are used so we can say to you, “only the very best for you!” Right? Thank you for the honor to serve you, in tinkering beyond reasonable to find you the very best. HamRadio is fun again please do pass it on to your family and friends.
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.
RF Chokes are provided by highly-regarded RF Engineers and their small businesses.
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