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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Vertical, Wire, Loop | Comet CWA 1000 Help


Reviews Summary for Comet CWA 1000
Comet CWA 1000 Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $150
Description: 3.5/7/14/21/28MHz Trapped Dipole 19.9m long
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.nevadaradio.co.uk/acatalog/comet-base.html
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GD1MIP Rating: 5/5 Sep 21, 2009 04:06 Send this review to a friend
very good for the money  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I wanted a muiltiband wire antenna so I did not upset too many neighbours. I was going to make one but I bought this at a ham sale as a new unopened package (new old stock effectivley) for less than the price of a roll of wire.

I was not too hopefull given the relativley low retail price, but i was impressed with the quality. Made of 3.5mm multistrand wire, each trap is sealed with 2 grub screws per wire. Even a balun is included with an SO239 socket for ease of connection.

It was built up using the comprehensive instructions (yes they are in the usual poor English and check wire lengths as they are pre cut and mine were 20cm too long) and suspended temporarily at out local club field day. the balun was 15 foot up with the 'legs' in a 90 degree V configuation, sloping to poles 6 foot from the ground. Not ideal but worth a try.

All SWR readings were taken down to below 1.5:1 by following the instructions. Contacts were made into Belgium and the mediteranean coast of Spain on 40m.

 


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