eHam.net - Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Community

Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net


Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Yagi, Quad, Rotary dipole, LPDA | Steppir Dipole Help


Reviews Summary for Steppir Dipole
Steppir Dipole Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $$695 6-20m
Description: Steppir Dipole includes controller, element and 24 vdc switching power supply.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.steppir.com/
Email Subscription
You are not subscribed to this review.

Subscribe!
My Subscriptions
Subscriptions Help

You can write your own review of the Steppir Dipole.

KA7NIQ Rating: 5/5 Oct 17, 2016 22:22 Send this review to a friend
Amazing Performance !  Time owned: more than 12 months
My amplifier burnt up a Cushcraft D4 10 - 40 meter trap dipole, so I sold both of them. I lucked into one of these that was used, and it has worked flawlessly for going on 5 years now. It does not work 40 like the Cushcraft D4 did, but I have an inverted V for that and 80 meters. But, from 20 up to 6 meters, it is an excellent antenna. It is mounted on a 10 ft mast 5 feet above my 40 ft Rohn 25 tower, with a 10 meter fiberglass vertical 5 ft on top of it. It has almost zero wind load, and with a small amplifier, I seldom call CQ more then a couple of times. It does have signal rejection off the ends of the dipole, and offers a near perfect SWR on all the bands it operates on. I might buy a second element from SteppIR to make it into a 2 element beam one day, just to keep up with my local Ham Friends. 2 of them have the 3 element SteppIR's, and one has the 4 element SteppIR.

Is the SteppIR dipole as good as a 3 or 4 element SteppIR ? Not in this lifetime, but I am very very competitive with Hex Beams, and small trapped Tri Banders. Yes, they have a slightly better signal then I do, but only about 1/2 of an S Unit.

 
W4KTX Rating: 5/5 Dec 29, 2006 10:57 Send this review to a friend
Excellent  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
I bought this antenna because of the CC&R restrictions in my area. I needed to hide an antenna in a tree in the backyard, so I wanted a verticle but did not have room for radials, and mounting horizontally would allow it to be seen by those living around me. I mounted the dipole vertically witht he feedpoint at 25 ft., and could not be happier. It is great not needing a tuner for the antenna. Low SWR on all bands 6-20m. And in the vetical configuration, I get great DX. I can work everyone I hear. One of the best investments I could have made. Yes, a Steppir Yagi would be better, but for limited space areas, you can;t beat the steppir dipole.
 


If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager.