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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Yagi, Quad, Rotary dipole, LPDA | JK Antennas Mid-Tri-40 Help


Reviews Summary for JK Antennas Mid-Tri-40
JK Antennas Mid-Tri-40 Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $2,695
Description: A Mid level, cost effective but high quality Tribander
antenna with the addition of three quarter size elements
for 40M. 2 elements on 40M, 3 on 20M, 4 on 15M, and 5 on
10M.
Product is in production.
More info: http://jkantennas.com/jkmidtri.html
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K2RD Rating: 5/5 Oct 29, 2015 16:58 Send this review to a friend
New Standard Setter  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
As an avid contester and DXer I was looking for an antenna that could both be a competitive performer and stand up to the heavy winds we experience in the Sierra-Nevada foothills outside Reno, NV. After considerable research and evaluation I settled on the JK Mid-Tri-40. Ken, W3JK, delivers a very solid mechanical product and one that has proven in a couple of contests and countless DX pileups to be a real winner.

As has been previously noted the antenna goes together well and has a very detailed and clear manual.

I have been amazed at how close my measurements of antenna SWR and performance follow Ken's model-based predictions. Ken is a master at antenna modeling and construction as well as providing outstanding customer service.

JK will be my "go-to" antenna vendor going forward and has my highest recommendation.

 
K3PA Rating: 5/5 Jul 26, 2015 15:10 Send this review to a friend
Fantastic upgrade!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This is a new antenna from JK, available in versions both with and without 40 Meters. This review is for the version with 40M.

Assembly was easy and flawless, with a very good manual, and mechanical construction was the finest I have ever seen. This will be a rugged antenna. Ken at JK responded quickly to questions and was very keen to support in any way he could. He even provided installation tips!

Attention to design and the precision of the electrical model was clear. I built to the dimensions given and the antenna was right on tune at installation, no tweaking was required! (Of course, your mileage may vary). Performance has been excellent. Gain and F/B are a very noticeable improvement from my previous Yagi. Bandwidth on 40 is fantastic, with good performance at both CW and phone parts of the band.

This company, and this model is an up-and-comer, folks. Innovative, and made in the US with quality we have not seen in some years. Even nicer than "that German brand". Don't consider a trap tribander when you can get something like this.
 


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