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of the WA2NAN True-Talk G5RV.
Apr 8, 2013 18:33
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Time owned: more than 12 months
I purchased the 102’ version circa September 2009. It’s about 25 feet in the air strung between two trees. Because of space constraints, the ladder line slopes at a 45 degree angle towards the house before the coax enters the house. Not the ideal configuration. It has remained in that same location ever since; surviving two hurricanes, a tropical storm and all of the normal weather you would expect on the east coast. This antenna is very well constructed and has never failed me.
How well does it work you ask? Using this antenna and a DX Engineering 43 foot vertical (100 watts or less) I have completed the following DX Awards:
ARRL Five Band DXCC (5BDXCC) #7645 (with endorsements for 12, 17 and 30 meters) March 2013.
ARRL Five Band Worked All States (5BWAS) #3,027 (with endorsements for 12, 17 and 30 Meters) January 2012.
RSGB Islands On The Air 100 (IOTA) Mixed #3291 July 2011
ARRL Triple Play Award (TPA): #362 January 2010
ARRL DX Century Club (DXCC) Mixed: #43,509 Feb 2010
Worked All Continents (WAC) Mixed: April 2010
ARRL Worked All States (WAS) Basic: #53,878 July 2009
Does it perform as well as a beam? No. It’s not meant to do so. Are there better antennas out there? Possibly. However, in my opinion, if you want an antenna that performs well on most bands, you can NOT beat it.
I plan to install a HEX Beam this fall – but rest assured this antenna will remain in the air – providing faithful service.
73 DE KG3BOZ
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