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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Yagi, Quad, Rotary dipole, LPDA | GXP Antennas 18-4 Help

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GXP Antennas 18-4 Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $2,295.00
Description: GXP Antennas 18-4. Active Elements: 2/40, 4/20, 4/15, 8/10. One boom, 4 bands.
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N0UN Rating: 5/5 Jan 16, 2017 01:06 Send this review to a friend
The GXP 18-4 Is An Excellent Antenna!  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
My GXP 18-4 was the first one shipped to the United States. For the past year I've run hundreds of head to head comparisons between the GXP 18-4 and my KT34XA. In ALL cases when both antennas were pointed at a station near or far, the GXP was a minimum of 3-4 db and a maximum of 12 db stronger than the KT34XA. I thought it could be 1 or 2 db better than my KT34XA, but its performance is beyond any best case scenario I could have imagined. I have not figured out why this is, but I can read my S Meter, and I do get these reports from other DX stations. I am exceptionally pleased. The GXP front-to-back and side rejection shame the KT34XA and I always thought my KT34XA was a good antenna. I won the DX Marathon 3 years in a row (2013, 2014, 2015 in my submitted category) with that KT-34XA! Even set the All-Time World Phone Record in 2015. It IS a good antenna, but the GXP 18-4 IS a great antenna. I only have a couple Inverted L's up on 40 so having 2 elements on the GXP now, there is no comparison I can make. It is just plain night and day. Note, when you unpack and lay all the GXP 18-4 parts out, it is a bit intimidating. It also takes some work (and time) putting an 18 element antenna together, but at 128 pounds it is manageable. I took my time and built it in my garage. When work for the day was complete, I walked it outside and laid it down in the front grass. A little bit every day (weather permitting). The instructions are clear and the craftsmanship and machining quality was better than expected. Every bolt, nut piece and part fit perfectly. It has held up well in 50+ MPH winds here on the hill in Colorado. I purposely waited to write this review so I could test it for a full season. Rain, sleet, ice, heat, sun, wind - this antenna has now seen it all with no issues whatsoever. I am using a Alpha Spid RAK rotator to turn it. I had my 18-4 shipped in from Poland, but I believe there is a USA Distributor here now. I highly recommend this antenna. And those that know me know I don't "recommend" much of anything. This antenna continues to earn my respect. I can honestly say I assembled every piece/part myself with no help from anyone whatsoever. If you decide to choose the GXP 18-4 antenna, you will not be disappointed. See you in the pileups - 10, 15, 20, and yes now 40 Meter pileups! 73, N0UN

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