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Category: Antennas: HF: Verticals; Wire; Loop

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Review Summary For : Alpha Delta DX-EE
Reviews: 82MSRP: 100
Multi-band dipole, 10-40 meters, shortened for 40 meters.
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KE7RDO Rating: 2008-03-03
Great Attic Antenna! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Again as others have said, make sure you lay the antenna out before going into the attic. Then gently roll it up and place it in a bucket (as suggested by another reviewer). After about 3 to 4 hours of tramping around in the attic, it was hung (up high, near the peak) and time to try it out. The first time using it with my LDG AT-7000 tuner, I had contacts with Hawaii and Japan! This little antenna works amazingly well in my attic. Even the cheaper end insulators didn't stop this baby from performing like a champ!
N3KDX Rating: 2007-10-17
Works as advertised Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
put this up in the inverted vee at 30 feet in about two hours with one helper. with no tuner to my ic-718 it covers all advertised bands 1.5:1 or better. 20 and 10 are as perfect as it gets. mine needs a tuner to work phone on 40 but they tell you this in the instructions(anything lower that 7.060 is a good match).

worked Europe, the West Indies, Alaska at 30w from Virginia.
KF6IHL Rating: 2007-08-06
It just works Time Owned: more than 12 months.
Every year since 1999 I have done a field day party at my ranch. The first year we used the Alpha Delta DX-EE. Since then, we have put up and tried a number of other wire antennas. We always seem to come back to, and work the most stations on the DX-EE.
N8DDW Rating: 2007-07-30
Deed Restricted? Not too bad in the attic! Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
Like many California hams I live in an antenna restricted (more like excluded) community. I read the reviews here on eHam and decided there was enough good things to say about this antenna that I'd give it a shot. Upon arival I was pleasently surprised at how simple it was to roll this out along my 2nd story hallway and loft area. It's shortened, so it fits nicely in my attic. Like others, I recommend getting things set up on the ground outside the attic! I even used my handy MFJ ant. analyzer to adjust length before going up in the attic. Once ready, I carried it up the ladder, earned my gold medal for ability to walk on the joists rather than putting my foot through the drywall ceiling below. It did not take long to get this thing set up. It took longer to run the coax in the wall than put up this baby. Now, I didn't expect much of anything, I have a concrete tile roof, I have a furnace in the attic about 3 feet from the antenna and I have ducts everywhere along with all the pipes and cables that go with a typical CA home. I have an Orion II on my desk (like having a Ferrari but only dirt roads to drive it on) and with 100W out I was pleasently surprised to find that I had a good signal in Mexico, Central and South America along with a good signal to the North. (you guessed it, dipole is an East / West configuration giving me better coverage North and South. Now, if only I could rotate my house! I toyed with trying a rotatable dipole in the attic, glad I saved several hundred and went with this baby. It's not my old 4 element at 70' (like my good old days in the mid-west) but it does let me enjoy the hobby and still work a fair amount of DX.
VE2CBW Rating: 2007-05-05
Does the job... most of the time Time Owned: 6 to 12 months.
I have this thing at a bit less than 40', in an inverted vee configuration, with a 24" standoff from the tower. I didn't trim it at all, seeing as how I mostly work CW, therefore at the bottom of the bands.

Although propagation conditions haven't enabled me to truly test it on 10m and 15m, it works fine on 20m. As for 40m, sometimes the internal tuner on my TS-570 can't manage to load it. Fortunately, I have a homebrew antenna for 30m 40m and 80m that works FB.
KG2V Rating: 2007-04-25
So far, so good Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Yesterday, I finally got around to putting up this antenna in place of my TV Evans 51ft G5RV Mini

Now, the signal comparisons were about 30 minutes apart, but the DX was significantly (like an s unit or 2 ) stronger with this antenna - (a neighbor ham confirmed that to HIM, the DX was the same strength)

It's a bit of a bear to setup, as the wire is stiff - it probably would have been a LOT easier with 2 people, but I managed
W7IBI Rating: 2007-03-17
Great in the Attic Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
Simple to put together, and simple to install.
I have it in the attic as a flat-top, and it performs perfectly on all bands that are active now. Using it with an IC-765 with internal tuner, tunes up dead flat.
First country tried was TI on 17M from Arizona w/50 watts, 59 both ways.
The price is now $140.99 and not the $100 shown on this site.
Still a deal when HOA restricts outside antennas.
VA3JDL Rating: 2007-03-17
Awesome Attic Antenna Time Owned: 3 to 6 months.
I purchased this antenna new. It takes a little time to assemble and a little more time to install it in the attic. Set up as close to inverted-V as the attic will allow me to. In the end the time to assemble and install is worth it. SWR is below 1.5:1 in the centre of all bands. This antenna performs excellent. Contacts to Florida and Texas just within the first 30 minutes of using the DX-EE. Now have made contacts with most parts of the U.S. and even made contact with some operators in Europe. All this just running the DX-EE using QRP of 5 Watts with a yaesu FT-817.
KB5SLF Rating: 2006-07-27
Great Attic Antenna !!!!! Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
I bought this antenna from an operator in Colorado for $59. After reading about this antenna,I decided that buying it used was better than buying it new for $110. It took 3 hours for me to install it in the attic ( it came assembled). Once I put it up, my first contact was in Costa Rica. My second was in the Czech Republic, then Poland and the Dominican Republic. I hate to use an ol' cliche, but if I can hear you, I can work you. My attic has alot of metal ductwork, but this antenna exceeds its capabilities. I have not had a SWR above 1.3 on any band with this antenna and have received great signal reports. I highly recommend this antenna.
KC9IMT Rating: 2006-05-15
Excellent Attic Antenna Time Owned: 0 to 3 months.
It took about 4 hours to tune up and hang, but is taking a bit longer to learn where my MFJ-969 tuner likes it on 12, 17 and 30 meters. I'm running a FT-897 with no filters along with this tuner and antenna.

Tuning is a bit off on 40 meters, but the 969 compensates for that. 20 meters actually works better with the 969 on bypass. I've been 5x9 to the entire United States, even the narrow side of the antenna (broad sides are north and south). Haven't been able to DX much yet, but I think band conditions have a lot to do with that. But if anyone else has any other ideas, I'm open for them!!

Bottom line: If I can hear you, I can work you. For an attic antenna, that's not bad, in my opinion.