WB8UIN in Michigan works Japan with is 28' Flagpole Antenna | See Photo

If I can hear them on my Ham Radio, I can talk to them with my 28' HOA Flagpole Antenna!


Bill writes:

"I've had a lot of fun using this Flagpole Antenna!"

Here is a photo of my Greyline 28' DX Flagpole Antenna, with an MFJ-993BRT antenna tuner and a 4:1 Balun. My rig is a Kenwood TS2000.

"I have made a lot of DX contacts with this arrangement."

The Best contact has been Japan. I’ve had DX contacts on 30, 20, 17, 15, and 12 meters. It all depends on band conditions. I have discovered that if I can hear them, I can talk to them. I’m very happy with the antenna.

Bill, WB8UIN

Pictured here is Bill's 28' Greyline HOA Flagpole Antenna:

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Greyline writes:

Nice install near a fence and the backyard shed plus a fake rock to house the MFJ remote tuner too. Those 28' Flagpole Antennas keep on working the DX year after year, don't they? Congrats on the installation and the great DX. 73 to Bill in Michigan!

Want to work DX into Asia and beyond, just like Bill, WB8UIN?

He purchased the 28' DX Flagpole Antenna which is popular for HOA and Real DX ham radio operations. Consider ordering one for your front yard too!

Warning: We've had radio ops order this for the backyard, commence to dig a hole, and pour the concrete and then the wife says, "Honey, that looks good enough for the front yard." ... and you'll end up digging another hole in the front yard. Guaranteed that Ham Radio is fun again!

Further discussion:

Some folks choose antenna heights to match their roofline height. Others must adhere to HOA regulations of "Max height allowed, 24 feet" as one example. In this case, Bill chose the 28' Greyline Flagpole Antenna and a faux rock to house his remote tuner. We see a lot of this as a smart solution to nosy neighbors and it can look great. Consider dressing it up with flowers or the appropriate dressing for even more stealth. Keep in mind we want to elevate the ATU to 6 inches or more above ground and inside that rock there is likely a shelf offering a similar scenario. This also helps our system to "float." Pro Tip: Test your installed Antenna System before adding complexities such as various grounding techniques and the various 4:1 or 9:1 baluns. Some tuners do not like being grounded whereas others such as the SGC models seem fine with it. Remember, you do not ground your dipole in the tree, right? That said, always follow appropriate grounding regulations and common solutions from the ARRL for your station. As for baluns, anything other than a 1:1 current baluns may find some work for you on all bands and others will notice they offer a little help on certain bands, therefore making the others unusable. 1:1 is generally a good idea with all antenna systems. Lastly, for those considering Surge Protection, see our offerings. We add or try new vendors to support other small businesses. See those at our Add-On section on our website tab above.

"So pretty she let me install it in the garden!"

Have you ever heard anyone (your XYL or family!) say this about a ham radio antenna before? We think not. You're welcome!


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Favorite Customer quotes:

  • It's so pretty my XYL asked me to install it in the front yard. Imagine that. The front yard! Note: This is after he installed it in the back yard :-)
  • 4 Band DXCC this summer from my HOA
  • Holds its own vs. my taller antennas and with no radials. It is also stealthy.
  • I got my DXCC in the 80s using a vertical dipole and wanted to try again from my new home in an HOA
  • 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.
  • 30W and a couple of hours, I worked the entire planet on FT8
  • My wife appreciates the compliments from the neighbors, and it reminds her of her Father's Flagpole. Thank you.
  • If I can hear it, I can work it. It hears very well.
  • 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!
  • Clean Sweep in November Sweepstakes with my DX Flagpole. Note: That's the entire list of USA sections; amazing.
  • Got Indonesia (YB) this morning on 40m SSB with 100 watts. Just over 9,000 miles!
  • 60M Band: 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.
  • 80M Band: 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 with Aesthetic Elegance.
  • So so many FT8 stations worldwide.
  • If I can hear it, I can work it and this antenna hears well.

The past several years have been full of learning experiences and we remain grateful to assist hundreds of happy radio ops to experience the hobby on the bands with us. The bands are hot, join us.

We are honored to serve you, our peers. We are delighted to play a small role in your enjoyment of short-wave HF radio and we do hope that we inspire you to get on the air with Real DX confidence.

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