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I’ve seen lots of antennas from different manufactures but never seen an antenna that was made so well.
The shipping of the antenna was very fast. It comes very well packed. Every part was in perfect conditions. No shipping damage was noticeable.
The assembly of the antenna was very easy due to the excellent markings on the elements of the antenna. I’ve seen lots of antennas from different manufactures but never seen an antenna that was made so well. Every part fits nicely and there was zero backlash between parts noticeable. Due to its sturdy construction the antenna was lift up the tower without difficulty’s.
After the PA144-12-7BGP antenna was assembled on top of the tower the VSWR was measured using a VNA calibrated to used feed line. The measured VSWR was comply with the specification.
First on air test was on the 18. April 2020. With 5W of output power a station in Sweden within the grid square JO58uj, around 420km away from my Qth, was workable in CW despite the bad conditions.
Continuously listening to 2m beacons lead to an average hearing distance of 350km. Within this radius every beacon can be heard continuously the hole day. I’m really satisfied with the performance of this antenna.
I’m really excited for the first real Tropo conditions and I’m waiting for it.
I’m addition to this many thanks for great support during the Ordering process. Keep making awesome antennas! This won’t be the last antenna ordered
Best regards from the northern part of Germany
Christian DG3EKhttps://www.instagram.com/p/B_MNrz9jc29/2m Super low noise Yagi antenna PA144-12-7BGP at DG3EK sunset.
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