[Updated May 17, 2020] - WA2DX heard in 33 countries last week! Attached visual report by PSK reporter
A happy customer, callsign WA2DX writes:
*"This antenna does work as advertised!!!"
"Performance has been beyond my expectation." de WA2DX*
"The reception is unbelievable! Many many stations. So anyone operating or wanting to operate FT8 will love the DX Flagpole."
Briefly, the installation was straight forward. I used a 3 foot long, 12 inch in diameter concrete form tube topped off with a formed square top section about a foot deep. This allowed enough room to mount the remote tuner next to the antenna. The coax from the house enters the PVC below ground, connecting to the balun as seen in the picture below. (edit: install, assembly)
"Performance has been beyond my expectation."
Performance has been beyond my expectation. In combination with the LDG tuner, I worked many stations during the recent SSB contest, many more stations than in previous years here in my HOA community.
"It felt more like the old days when I had a tower."
It felt more like the old days when I had a tower. I should also mention that I am using an Acom 600S running about 500 watts without issue. Great amp!
Attached are a few pictures of the final installation. This antenna does work as advertised!!!
PS. I would be happy to share my experience and “story.” Call sign as well. I don’t have much to add except how easy the antenna was to assemble. Also not having radials is a real benefit in an HOA community because of the relatively small lots and dealing with installing radials under St Augustine grass is a nightmare here in the South. Finally, I operate frequently on FT8.
The reception is unbelievable!
"Many many stations. So anyone operating or wanting to operate FT8 will love the DX Flagpole."
That’s about all. Thanks for bringing the antenna to the market.
Greyline DX Flagpole Video Snippet
Update: May 17, 2020 - Doug WA2DX is spotted in 33 countries using his DX Flagpole Antenna. Look at this reception report by PSK Reporter - May 17, 2020
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