PENNSYLVANIA: New Ham says "quiet bands & loud signals! Going for my Extra."



A happy customer in Pennsylvania writes:

"With 600 watts I can talk all over especially into Europe. 5-9 plus 10db signal reports from most contacts."

THIS PENNSYLVANIA FARM COUNTRY HAM LOVES THE QUIET BANDS & LOUD SIGNALS! 

Kevin, a new ham, is having so much fun he is upgrading to an Extra Class! Notice it's quieter than his End Fed Long Wire! (we hear this often!) - Greyline DX

This week we heard from Kevin who is now inspired to chase his Extra Class license! We love hearing guys like Kevin excited again.

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Sure looks pretty, doesn't it? His wife approves.

"You're welcome. I love the antenna!

I installed it last weekend. Everything looks great on my external SWR meter as well as the radiometer.

Anyway, I made many contacts so far with great reports including Europe and all over the US. What really amazes me is how quiet it is for a vertical, my EFHW wire brings in a lot more noise with about the same signal strength as the Greyline DX Flagpole. I can hear weak stations that I would never hear on the wire antenna.

Very happy with the purchase! It looks great as well!

Thanks, Jon,

Kevin

P.S. This has given me the incentive to get my extra class. I been licensed since 1995 and lost interest along the way, but I have regained my interest and will have my extra within a month or two."

June 2019 Update:
***"I’ll be taking my extra test at the upcoming field day!"***
All in all, I still like the flagpole and it really shines on 20-meter dx. With 600 watts I can talk all over especially into Europe. 5-9 plus 10db signal reports from most contacts. With 10 meters opening up a little lately I’ve been using the flagpole there for short skip generally 500 - 800 miles. I also use it on 6 meter FM for local repeaters. It tunes and works there quite well. The main reason I like it is it doesn’t look like an antenna and my wife likes it as well when the flag is flying! 
How would you like "59 +10db reports from Europe" just like Kevin does with his Greyline DX Flagpole? That's Real DX on 160-6M at your QTH? See our antenna collections, here.

Ham Radio is fun again.

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Oct 3, 2020