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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Vertical, Wire, Loop | Van Gordon Engineering SD-40 Help


Reviews Summary for Van Gordon Engineering SD-40
Reviews: 1 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $39.00
Description: 40 meter short dipole antenna
About 45 feet long with two traps and center balun.
Product is in production.
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K2ROK Rating: 4/5 Nov 21, 2004 07:57 Send this review to a friend
Time will tell  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I've had it up one day -- and it tuned up perfect and has been a blast on 40 meters. It's only about 4 feet off the ground, but I am having no trouble making contacts and am getting fine reports.

It went together with some difficulty...but I am not an expert solderer. It takes a lot of heat to solder per their instruction, and I worried I was hurting the components inside the balun and traps. It looks like it survived though...but it took a couple tries to get the solder where it needed to be. I have a feeling the weather (WNY winter) may not be kind to this antenna. I will have to file another report in the spring of course. Operationally, it is fine and the instructions were okay. For $39 I could not complain to much.
 


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