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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF Portable (not mobile) | Alpha Antenna DX, 10-80 Meter, 250 watts PEP SSB Help

Reviews Summary for Alpha Antenna DX, 10-80 Meter, 250 watts PEP SSB
 Alpha Antenna DX, 10-80 Meter, 250 watts PEP SSB Reviews: 12 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $799
Description: The Alpha Antenna DX line of systems are 250 watt PEP SSB antennas that automatically achieve the published SWR results on 10-80 Meters. .
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KC5ALK Rating: 5/5 Oct 15, 2012 11:43 Send this review to a friend
Well Built! - Performs Great! - Easy Setup!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
5 months ago I saw my ĎElmerí set up his Alpha DX in less than 5 minutes and then witnessed how well it works! What also impressed me when I first saw it was how well the entire tripod, tuning bastion, and whips are built. Since buying mine in June, I can tell you that my Alpha DX has top quality build, it's easy to setup, and I work the world on my home-brew QRP CW Rig. My Elmer still says that after using at least six different portable antennas over the last 30 years, this one beats them all. I'd definitely recommend it to a friend!
KD6LSJ Rating: 5/5 Aug 22, 2012 07:17 Send this review to a friend
Real Performer with Robust Construction!  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I first used the Alpha DX Antenna on field day with my FT-897 and leisurely made over 800 contacts from Australia to Japan and all over the US plus other DX locales. Flat SWRs were easily achieved by using the methods in the most excellently written user guide. The horizontal elements are actually radiating elements and when you add the length of all the elements together you have a 40 meter ľ wave antenna. Itís no wonder this thing really outperforms my buddipole, which is fragile when compared to the Alpha DX Antenna. One of the cool things about the arrangement of the elements is that itís like having three L antenna systems, each pointing in a separate direction. Iíve found that the L antenna gives me the best combination for a take-off angle and performance for NVIS (horizontal elements) as well as DX (vertical element). The last note that Iíll make is that the coil is located at the center of the antenna system, which if you know your antenna design and performance standards, it is either best to have the coil in the center or at the top of an antenna; never at the base!
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