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Review Summary For : Jetstream JTCE1
Reviews: 4MSRP: 14.95
Center Insulator
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KN0JI Rating: 2015-05-17
Worked great for me on 6 meters Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
Construction seems solid, gave low SWR, and I was able to contact a guy just under a thousand miles away for one of first contacts after putting up my 6-meter inverted V using this Jetstream JTCE1.
N7SCC Rating: 2014-05-11
Waste of money! Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
Just a waste of money; really bad electrically; the design looks nice at first glance and for the price looks solid. However... mine kept shorting out using 100 watts or less, Contacts inside are much too close to each other and like the other reviewer said, "The ground for the SO-239 is connected to a screw on the SO-239". Normally OK, however, but--way to close to the other side of the dipole internally. Shorted for me. Nice solid case however. Took mine apart after having pinpointed my Dipole problem and took out the SO-239 for parts and just kept the empty housing as is since its an excellent center support for a future dipole antenna project. Buy the HY-gain Center Insulator instead for $29.95 for your Dipole Antenna Project. I wasted my money on Jetstream products.
KF5FEI Rating: 2012-09-21
Chinese Junk Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Bought three from a semi-local distributor. Housing was cracked along the path of the screw holes securing the SO-239 to it -- all of the screws, on all of the units.

Looks like the holes were undersized, the screws oversized, or the holes were too close to the edge of the housing. Don't think this was a one-off defect.

All three went back whenst they came for a refund.
KD0AA Rating: 2012-06-28
Junk! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Save your money! Spend a bit more and buy a AlphaDelta "C". After a few months it developed a intermittant. The groung of the SO239 is connected through a screw to a screw-in type of connection inside. This is a VERY poor way of connecting the ground! It is JUNK! Save your money! Make your own or buy a AlphaDelta!