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Alpha Antennas

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Antennas' started by binrat, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Has anybody got feedback on these antennas? I'm thinking of the ProMaster Sr Base for home and camping or possibly the 6-80 Meter Vertical.
    Not much room in the yard for an antenna, no restrictions except the neighbour who have too much time on his hands.


     

  2. McClellan

    McClellan W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    I have the Alpha Promaster Jr. antenna. I've had it up 6 months.Worked 64 countries on various HF bands and 3 states on 6 meters.It took about 45 minutes to install...a real "plug and play" antenna. Extremely pleased with antenna. I'm not affiliated with Alpha antenna in any way. 73 and good luck....K4BAD
     
  3. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Well, I have ordered the ProMaster Sr Base. Hopefully it will be here when I start holidays in just over 3 weeks. if it is then lots of use while camping throughout Alberta and BC.
    I'll post up some pictures when I get it.
     
  4. binrat

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    Got it, first impression is a high quality build, Will have it up in the driveway tmorrow.
     
  5. Riverman71

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    Binrat,
    How did this work out for you? Can you post a review?

    Thanks!
    Jim
     
  6. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    Hi Jim,
    I used it for semi-portable (car camping) for 2 years. Set up was a used tripod like what they use for TV dishes on roofs, 7' of 1" conduit and I added 6' of para to each radial. Numerous contacts but I sold it last year. When camping now, I'm hiking uphill to activate a SOTA summit.
    Short answer, it might be what you are looking for, for your QTH.
     
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    Thanks, binrat.
    I have one of those tripods.
    Is the system weatherproof enough for permanent use?
    And does the vertical handle wind well?
     
  8. binrat

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    Hi.
    Water drains from the bottom of driven element. Balun is waterproof, relatively windproof.
     
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