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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Vertical, Wire, Loop | Hy Power Antenna Company - Dipoles Help

Reviews Summary for Hy Power Antenna Company - Dipoles
Reviews: 45 Average rating: 4.9/5 MSRP: $19.95 - 112.75
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W8DEP Rating: 5/5 Aug 24, 2013 16:31 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Antenna  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I recently purchased the full size 40 and 80 meter fan dipole. The SWR is 1.1 to 1.3 across the entire 40 meter band and 1.2 across the CW portion of the 80 meter band. I use a Kenwood TS-570D and the tuner will tune the antenna for the high end of 75 meters however I prefer to use a desk top tuner. I work mainly CW and I enjoy being able switch between the bands and not have to use a tuner. I also have the Hy Power Tri-WARC
antenna which allows me to work the WARC bands and the SWR is flat across all three bands. The customer support is as good as the product they sell EXCELLENT.
NB3R Rating: 5/5 Feb 15, 2013 12:53 Send this review to a friend
Good quality and service  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have purchased many antennas from Hy Power.

At the time of Hurricane Sandy I had two antennas supported by trees. A Tri-WARC (30,17,12) and an OCF 80. Sustained winds in our area, during the storm, were 65mph for several hours with gusts of 90mph. The antennas (and trees) survived with no damage. That should give you an idea about the build quality of these antennas.

I am currently using a Fan Dipole (160 to 10), the OCF 80, and a dipole for 160 & 40. All play great. Can't beat resonant antennas.

Barry, the owner, is very knowledgeable and is eager to answer questions. The customer service is great too.

I was first licensed in the fall of 2008. I have 19,000 Qs in my log with 9,300 confirmed in LoTW. I have DXCC on 40, 20, 15, 10, CW, Digital, and SSB. All using Hy Power antennas.

Sure a stack of Yagis on a tower would be better but that is not an option for me.
N9ZI Rating: 5/5 Feb 15, 2013 08:48 Send this review to a friend
DL-12DX Delta Loop  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Very Happy with the DL12DX Delta Loop - Nice sturdy made all parts, comes complete with the insulators placed and ready to go.

Have worked a lot of DX with this antenna, which is what I was looking for, have received many excellent signal reports.

Very reasonable price along with fast & good customer service.

Highly recommend Hy Power Antenna Company
WR2M Rating: 5/5 Jan 1, 2013 19:33 Send this review to a friend
Hy-Power OCF160 Antenna & Icom PW-1 AMP, A Perfect Match   Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I I recently purchased an Icom PW-1 amp to pair up with my Icom PRO3. My goal was to get an antenna that was close to being resonant to take advantage of my PW-1's fully automatic capabilities. I’ve used all the G5RV's both (104'& 208’) and always needed an outboard "wide range" tuner to operate either barefoot or ORO, thus defeating the luxury of an amp like the PW-1. Thanks to Barry at Hy-Power antennas that's all in the past now. About a month ago I reached out to Barry at Hy-Power and I described to him my operating conditions, then I also explained to him what I was trying to accomplish. We both felt I was a good candidate to hang the OCF160. His PA location is less than a one hour drive from my QTH in NW NJ so one hour later I show up at his doorstep and he was waiting for me with my antenna in hand, talk about fast service!!

A few days later I installed the antenna. Initial impression ? I was ecstatic !! The OCF 160 seemed to give me everything I was looking for. Finally I have an antenna that my ICOM PW-1 could operate with. The SWR is so good I never have the need to run my station through the Palstar AT2K outboard tuner anymore.

The antenna is set up as a flat-top with the feed-point at approximately 40 feet. One of the legs runs through the tree tops (not by choice) it then it droops down running parallel with the tree for about 20 feet ( UGH !!) . Even with those “not so good” operating conditions the swr is flat on 1.870, 3.600, 7.200, 18.130, 12 and 10 meters. Sure I need to "tweak the swr on “some” the band edges ( but not many) but again nothing that my auto-tuner in my PRO3 or PW-1 tuner can’t handle. UPDATE !! It works so well, this weekend I removed my outboard Palstar AT2K tuner and put it in the closet. Performance wise seems it seems to be great, I get unsolicited compliments on my signal (both barefoot and QRO) from people I have worked from my QTH for years. I have to say I’m a happy camper and for the first time in my 26 years of being a ham I’m “living the dream” being able to band hop from band to band instantly. Thanks Barry at HY-Power Antennas, thanks to you I can really enjoy my hobby again with a “more than” reasonably priced antenna.
W2NJU Rating: 5/5 Oct 23, 2012 10:50 Send this review to a friend
Well Made Tunes Like A Dream  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Just installed Barry's 40M OCF at my QTH. Super easy install. Impressed with the ceramic insulators..not plastic. Using 125 feet of RGB-X. Antenna slopes from 35 feet down to about 15 feet. Tunes 1.2 SWR across 40M and almost no measurable SWR on 20 and 10. Barry says you can even do 2 meters on it, which I haven't tried yet.
Running 100 watts and hit Puerto Rico from Essex County NJ with a 10 over. Ran some 5 watt QRP for fun and logged several QSOs. Barry is great with support. I must have asked him a ton of questions and he graciously replied to each one. Our club president was here for the antenna party and said, "I've got to get one of these!"
K0WFS Rating: 5/5 Oct 16, 2012 16:37 Send this review to a friend
OCF-40 Windom  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I was really impressed with the construction when I received the OCF-40 antenna - very well made. I had to string it between 2 poles and used some 750 lb breaking strength rope from DX Engineering to help support the balun by taking some of the tension off of the radials - this seemed to work-out very well with the ceramic insulators used on this antenna. Additionally, I used some surplus springs on each end, i.e. insulator, rope, spring, rope. to allow for movement. I am working 1300 - 1500 mile contacts easily on 20m/40m, receiving 599 reports usually with just 100W. The OCF is quieter than my End-Fed Zepp, which itself is a quiet antenna. I cannot wait until 10m opens up next time.
NN2X Rating: 5/5 Jul 27, 2012 17:10 Send this review to a friend
Perfect  Time owned: 0 to 3 months

Very well made, high quality..The performance is outstanding..The model I purchased is DL17DX

Even the insulators are pre place and caluclated were to be in the wire..

VSWR 1:1 / Handles 1500 watts...easily..I worked DX with ease..

In summary Cost effective, high quality, easy to install, and very high performance.
NN1F Rating: 5/5 Apr 29, 2012 19:25 Send this review to a friend
12Ft 20 mtr antenna  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Received this antenna a few months ago. Tuned the antenna and then had no time to really test the antenna. This weekend was the Florida QSO party. I put the antenna up on a paint pole on one end and attached the other to a clip on the wall in my den. Plugged the antenna into the FT-817 and turned it on. Was I suprised when I heard all the stations booming in on 20 meters. My SWR meter on the 817 says the SWR is bars. I started hunting around for FLQP stations. In a half hour I had 5 stations in the log for the contest. This is with the antenna up about 8 feet above the floor on the second floor of the house...indoors!
I can't wait to get this antenna outside in the park to really try it out. I will be ordering one of these antennas for 15 meters and possibly for 40 meters. This will be a great antenna for the trail when we hike the white mountains this summer. I could even string this antenna up in one of the huts and out of the weather if needed.
My complements to Barry for building a great antenna for travel and hiking. GREAT antenna.
Bedford, NH
W7OXB Rating: 5/5 Dec 16, 2011 09:30 Send this review to a friend
3 years and 139 entities later  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have two of these antennas. A 20/40 combo and one for 75 meters. Because I live in a neighborhood covered by covenants and limited access to trees these are only up about 20 feet. They work great, now up to 139 entities and only on the radio occassionally. These are quality built antennas and the price can't be beat.
K1NLY Rating: 5/5 Nov 22, 2011 16:06 Send this review to a friend
160/OCF works great!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
What a really nice OCF antenna at about half the price of the other guys. SWR looks good on most bands w/o a tuner. Had a question and they emailed me right away. Not sure if I could have made one for what it cost me.
73, Harry K1NLY
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