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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Yagi, Quad, Rotary dipole, LPDA | JK ANTENNA JK2040 FALCON Help


Reviews Summary for JK ANTENNA JK2040 FALCON
JK ANTENNA JK2040 FALCON Reviews: 3 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $2,595
Description: The JK 2040 FALCON has 4 Elements on 20M, 2 Elements on 40M on a 26 Foot Boom. High performance antenna maximized for DXers.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.jkantennas.com/falcon.html
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WK6F Rating: 5/5 Jan 7, 2017 16:52 Send this review to a friend
big performer  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
great construction.great back up from JK antenna systems.enjoyed my conversation with glen and what a performer. break pileups with 1 call. side rejection and front to back is great. buy one.2 elements on 40 4 elements on 20 meters!
 
N4TT Rating: 5/5 Jun 4, 2015 06:42 Send this review to a friend
Great Antenna  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Overview
The JK Falcon is by far the best antenna I have ever installed, but do not just take my word for it. The hams that helped me assemble the antenna have over 100 years collectively in the hobby. They also agreed on the quality.

Construction
The antenna is well built. All parts fit like a glove. No left over pieces of metal from the machining! Everything aligns perfectly. Boom to mast and element to boom clamps are great for strength, fit, and element alignment. The element to boom clamps really hold the elements solidly. Forty meter coil construction is sturdy with excellent interface to the elements.

Assembly
The owner should plan on spending some time on the assembly of this antenna. But, it is time well spent. All hardware is stainless and element construction uses a hex key/nut arrangement. This works well, but make sure you have the needed sizes. Review the manual carefully before starting the construction for the element tubing plan. There is a lot of overlapping tubing that adds a great amount of strength, but needs a careful review of the manual to understand. The packaging provides individual segregation of hardware for each major part of the antenna. This segregation really helps with assembly. JK also includes extra hardware that is a wonderful perk, so losing nuts and bolts is no longer a show stopper.

Feeding
This antenna requires two feed lines and two baluns. I strongly recommend using the baluns available from JK. These units interface to the elements perfectly allowing for a great connection (electrical and mechanical), and are very well built.

SWR
Forty meters is as advertised. The 20 meter SWR is amazing across the whole band.

40 Meters
This antenna has literally opened a whole new world for me on 40 meters. It allows for such a good DX signal into Europe. I work many stations that have never worked the USA! I also see the same with mobile stations. One 10 watt “G” mobile station was so happy he was able to talk to North America. You could just feel his excitement during the QSO. I also enjoy sandbagging with the big guns and hearing things that they cannot.

20 Meters
This antenna performs great on twenty. I really can break pile-ups with no problem.

Customer Service
The support was second to none with a truly caring attitude and a great call to action.

Advice
Since it is a “Bull Market,” I recommend “a buy” for the JK Falcon no questions asked.

 
W0RIC Rating: 5/5 Dec 12, 2014 06:24 Send this review to a friend
HUGE SIGNAL REPORTS  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
The performance of the JK2040 FALCON has surpassed all expectations. This has been a 1-call antenna in pile-ups.

Outstanding support from the factory from day 1. The technical design is outstanding. Flat SWR shows how well this antenna is made.

I enjoyed building this antenna with friends and we all agreed that it is an outstanding antenna.

If you want the option to have 20 meters and 40 meters on the same boom, this is the antenna for you. You wont be disappointed.

 


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