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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Vertical, Wire, Loop | DX Engineering DXE-8040VA-1 80/40 Meter THUNDERBOLT Vertical Ant Help

Reviews Summary for DX Engineering DXE-8040VA-1 80/40 Meter THUNDERBOLT Vertical Ant
DX Engineering DXE-8040VA-1 80/40 Meter THUNDERBOLT Vertical Ant Reviews: 11 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $799.00 INTRODUCTORY!
Description: A high-performance vertical antenna specifically for the 75/80 meter and 40 meter bands! The DX Engineering 55-foot Dual Band Vertical Antenna supplies performance which is virtually indistinguishable from their mono-band vertical antennas—perfect for areas where there is no room for individual verticals plus uses the same radial system for both bands. Achieve the strongest possible presence at your power level and be competitive!

Covers the whole 40 meter band with one setting!

80/75 meter band is tunable down to 3650 kHz center frequency with 300 kHz bandwidth. This means that operation on the CW DX frequencies and DX Phone frequencies is within range of most radio internal tuners - no antenna changes are necessary to switch frequencies!

Optional CW Optimizer DXE-7580-THK Capacity Hat Kit allows adjustment down to 3400 kHz center frequency for dedicated CW ops and military/MARS ops.
Product is in production.
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KD7BS Rating: 5/5 Feb 7, 2010 13:10 Send this review to a friend
Built like a tank, superb service from DX Engineering  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Ok - so a vertical is just a vertical, unless it is the DXE-8040VA-1 Thunderbolt. This antenna is very well designed and built with heavy duty parts and tubing. The tubing starts out at 3" diameter and drops to 1" at the top.
I needed an antenna that I could easily lower when not in use, and would be self supporting with no guys when up for use. The winch and heavy duty mount allows for very easy, and safe lowering and raising of the antenna.
I am using the antenna with 46 radials, the DX Engineering radial plate and their heavy duty vertical balun.
The antenna assembles quickly and tunes easily, and has a broad tuning range due to the large diameter tubing - I was able to work Chile on 40 meters the first evening and Japan on 80 meters the next morning -a huge improvement over my wire dipoe antenna.
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