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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Verticals; Wire; Loop | Array Solutions AF80-FS 80m Vertical Help

Reviews Summary for Array Solutions AF80-FS 80m Vertical
Array Solutions AF80-FS 80m Vertical Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $1,500 class
Description: 80/75 m free standing full sized 1/4 Wavelength Vertical Antenna. Approx. 70 ft tall and rated to 110 mph. A removable winch raises and lowers this antenna to the ground. Very heavy duty base made from plated steel.
Optional tuner will allow operation on 160m. Radial Plate is included to easily attach up to 120 radails.

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K1UO Rating: 5/5 Jul 1, 2003 20:34 Send this review to a friend
Excellent performer  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I purchased this antenna and the optional winch assembly late last fall. The antenna is a very heavy duty built antenna and, at 70ft tall freestanding, is surprisingly easy to assemble and erect by one person. It appears all tubing is 6061 T-6 and the first base section is 4 inch tubing with telescoping sections to the 70ft length. The antenna has survived the winter here in Maine, including ice storms, wind etc., with flying colors and no guying. I installed approximately 90 radials of 66ft length, plugged in direct with RG213 coax and find that I can cover the range of 3.500 to 3.850 with no worse than 1.8 SWR. The final installed impedance now measures about 36 ohms and presents a good match to 50 ohm coax as is. This antenna "plays" very well in both CW/SSB DX windows of the band. If I can hear it..I can work it type of performance. I only wish I had the room for a 4 square of these! but the performance of the one vertical is outstanding. A bit pricy, but you get what you pay for.

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