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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Verticals; Wire; Loop | CondoBuster Help

Reviews Summary for CondoBuster
CondoBuster Reviews: 5 Average rating: 0.4/5 MSRP: $20.50
Description: The CondoBuster is a wire antenna that covers 10-12-15-17-20 meter HF bands and is 37 feet long.

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VK5FBRO Rating: 0/5 Dec 15, 2013 17:47 Send this review to a friend
Total waste  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Bought this bundle of wire with 3 cheap plastic eggs that was supposed to be ready to go in the air and attach to your transceiver. The advertising is false and misleading, the antenna does NOT operate on the advertised bands without a tuner, and even as a Newby to amateur radio I can build a better OCF dipole cheaper, of better quality, and actually works. Save you money. This antenna is a waste of money and air space, at least I have been able to use the wire in another antenna project
G0YAP Rating: 0/5 May 2, 2012 00:06 Send this review to a friend
Waste of Time And Money..  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Bought one off some con off E Bay.. Just 3 lengths of wire hand twisted together and 2 cheap dogbones.Did try it but couldn,t get it to work. Save your money and time.
KJ4DKT Rating: 0/5 Apr 7, 2012 08:56 Send this review to a friend
PURE JUNK  Time owned: more than 12 months
Same as the SWISS DIPOLE. They just changed the name. Same JUNK. Dont buy it.
FORMER_K0PD Rating: 1/5 Feb 24, 2007 11:42 Send this review to a friend
Save your Money  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Bought this piece of over priced wire and have never bothered to put it up. I have not connected my analyzer to it so i can not speak for it's performance but can concur with the previous review in it's construction. The moment i opened up the package (a large envelope) it was very apparent that all i bought was some wire quickly assembled together. I would not have thought much about it if it sold for $10.00 but at $20.00 plus shipping cost it to me is a waste of money and my advice is SAVE YOUR MONEY and build your own or buy from a established maker....
WX1F Rating: 1/5 Oct 25, 2006 09:47 Send this review to a friend
Don't waste your money  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
This review is for an OCF wire antenna currently being sold on Ebay.
I want to express my disappointment with this antenna. The 3 insulators used appear to be very light plastic. Although they help in keeping down the weight of the antenna, one or two days in New England sub-zero winter and they'll crack and fall apart. Next, I would like to address the assembly of the antenna I purchased. The ends were twisted together in such a manner that my hands got stabbed by the wire strands that were bent back in the wrong direction during assembly. They were not twisted together tightly and smoothly and were not soldered. Testing with an antenna analyzer showed absolutely no resonance on the phone portion of 10, 12, 15, 17, or 20m. Use of a tuner was necessary on all the bands the manufacturer claimed the antenna was built to work. Plus, there was no mention in the description of having to solder coax to the antenna. (There is no SO-239 connector) The directions packed with this antenna are totally lacking of any diagrams, or photos, to show how to assemble and hang for optimum performance. It appears that the manufacturer assumed that the buyer doesn't need any in-depth instructions and knows everything about wire antennas. In my opinion, I suggest you build your own. You could do better construction and spend less money.

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