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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF Verticals and Wire | BUXCOMM 802136 Windom Help


Reviews Summary for BUXCOMM 802136 Windom
Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $119.95
Description: BUXCOMM 80-2M Windom w/(New)VBB Balun
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.buxcomm.com/
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KB1OOX Rating: 5/5 Aug 5, 2008 23:08 Send this review to a friend
going on 2 years with this one  Time owned: more than 12 months
well what can i say.it's now going on two years with the 802136. and it.s still going strong..getting very good reports from over sees with it .weather running 100 watts or 1 KW.it ha d the 4;1 balum and it a kind of flat top the shorter end slops down just a bit .still the short is 20 foot up abd the rest is at 30 . the wire is kind of long but if you have the room go for it..if you dont have the room you can put it up in a z..and yes get some coax seal...73
 
NA9F Rating: 5/5 Jul 10, 2008 15:47 Send this review to a friend
Best Wire Antenna I have used  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Over the 44 yrs of being in this hobby, I have tried many wire antennas including, the G5RV, W5GI, dedicated dipoles / Vees, a few fan antennas and even a windom but, let me say this, in my opinion none were as good as the BUXCOMM 802136 Windom.

I had been looking for a better multiband wire antenna and a friend of mine told me to call BUXCOMM and check out their WINDOM. Well I had tried a WINDOM before, it was one that had a tunning stub on it and I found it to be terrible on some bands and lots of rf in the shack on other bands so did not think I would try another one. I then heard from my wife about her dislikes of all the antenna wires around the house so decided to call BUXCOMM and check out their WINDOM. I told them about my prior experiences with antennas. It was amazing because they treated me like a prefered customer and even directed me to some articles to read and told me about the BUXCOMM 802136 80-2M Windom. The 802136 has a newely designed balun called the VBB, which means Very Broad Band, I can truthfully say it is very broad banded. I did the recommend readings and decided to give that antenna a try so I ordered one. Following is what I have found out:

The antenna was shipped the same day I ordered it.

As soon as I opened the box I saw that it was of quality workmanship.

Installation took only about 15 min because the tower was in place with a pulley up top. I put the apex of the antenna at 35ft. At this height BUXCOMM recommended their new VBB 4:1 balun whereas if you go higher they recommend a 5:1 or a 6:1 depending on your height desires.

Performance is outstanding. The SWR is well below 2.0 to 1 on 80,40,20,17,15,12 and 6M in fact most of these were below 1.5 to 1. On 10 M I found the swr to be 2.3 but again no antenna tuner is needed.

Those who know me best know I would not recommend a product that I personally do not like and certainly none that I have not evaluated. I highly recommend this antenna. It is not your ordinary WINDOM.

For those who might want to try it. Think about getting the coax seal (CS104) to seal your connectors on your coax and don't forget to use Dacron Rope it will withstand the elements, I used the 3/16" and it does fine.


Ron NA9F



 


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