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Review Summary For : Silver Bullet Portable Vertical Base Antenna
Reviews: 4MSRP: 120
The Silver Bullet Portable Vertical Base Antenna uses the same design as our proven line of Silver Bullet Coils. This design allows for easy tuning, easy band change, low SWR, and perfect match for your radio at the antenna. The antenna is also design for portability with the performance of a base vertical antenna.
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KO4NR Rating: 2019-04-18
Very easy tuning!! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Picked one up at the Orlando Hamfest in February. Surprised at how easy it is to tune up. Built well with stainless steel wire. Mine has weathered more than a few spring rain storms with no ill effects noted. SWR was unchanged even during a pretty good rain storm. I put down seven 33 feet long radials. Longest reach so far was a QSO with Southern Africa after busting through the pile up with 100 watts.

Wish they had a high powered version for 1KW at least. Max power with current antennas is 200 watts. I overheated and bent my first one by running 400+ watts and being long winded with a friend. Was able to straighten it and shorten the coil to remove the uncoiled wire so now it is a 20 thru 10 meter antenna. It also works well!!

Wolf River Coils responded to my requests to buy a new base for my antenna very quickly. Only charged me a little over $44.00 with shipping included for the new base unit. I thought that was very good considering the complete antenna cost $125.00.

Bill KO4NR
NE5C Rating: 2016-04-07
Great FUN Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I purchased the Silver Bullet Vertical Base antenna to take on Vacation at Galveston TX. Beach, installed quickly, within 50 paces of the Beach, 100ft of Rg8x mini, with 4-35 feet copper radials, had a blast, contacts all over the world, South America, Europe, and every contact made reference to the excellent signal I had with the Vertical, all in all...I had a Blast using the Silver Bullet Vertical Base, and I will take it with me again while on "Walk About"...I really enjoy the Vertical, loads of Fun and worked well for me.
N8MFN Rating: 2015-11-21
great antenna Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
This is the best portable antenna I've ever owned the 1000 is up on an 8' tripod with 2 radials 30' long so far I have had over 300 contacts sense June I use it portable and at home I put a 102" whip on it and with 20 watts from my battery powered FT 897 I can talk all over the USA for the price you wont find a better antenna
N9BC Rating: 2014-07-31
Base Antenna Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
I've had this now for a few months using it on 40M & 30M primarily but I was able to tune it on all bands with less than 1.5 SWR. The installation was pretty quick about 10 minutes including pounding the mounting pole in clay 2 ft. I don't have a ton of ground radials 12 34ft. I have been able to work many stateside and DX stations with less then 10w with my setup. Is it better than a dipole at 30-40 ft probably not. But it is a very good compromise if you have limited space like I do for the lower bands. The coil seems to be made well and so far I have not had any issues with it. For me the number of clicks didn't match what was in the documentation but that was not too much of a big deal. All in all It's a good buy for a multiband antenna.