Amateur Radio, Land Mobile, Scanner, Low Power FM, and Airband Antennas. Simple antennas with superior performance
Marathon County Civil Defense Helmet
I spotted this helmet at a flea market last week. It appears to be a standard issue white fiberglass Civil Defense helmet from the late 1950’s or early 1960’s. I’m not sure it’s worth the $75 asking price, but a fine specimen none the less.
Beautiful. Works fabulously. Great product. Simple and effective. Very well built. Would buy again. Will recommend to friends.Michael, Austin TX
The 2-Meter JPole antenna I bought from you recently is working great! With the top of the antenna less than 30 feet in the air, I get great signal reports from more than 25 miles away while running on a 5-watt HT.
I received my 220 J-Pole today and installed it, and immediately started contacting people on the Condor Connection. I hit three of their repeaters, one ninety miles away, all with great signal reports. Thanks for the rapid delivery. Love the antenna, made getting on 220 easy. Thanks………JimJim Tank
Just wanted you to know how great I think your antennas are, first one I bought was the J-Pole,very good, then I bought a slim jim better yet,at 34ft.on top of my house, i can reach a repeater 90 to 100 miles away. Just ordered one more to put on a tower, will be around 47ft high, I expect to be able to reach further. Thanks KC9QPP.KC9QPP
I have been using a prototype of Michael’s UHF Slim Jim antenna for about a year now. I am very pleased with it’s performance, & the wide SWR spread between 440-470 mhz. I would recommend it to anybody who needs this type of antenna. GARY N4KVEGary, N4KVE
Thanks, I received the J-Pole today! . . . I tested the J-Pole in my hand while hooked up to my VX-7R on 50mw of power. I was able to hit a repeater in Mt. Equinox, VT, 46 miles north east of me! Wow! Thanks again!
As a new Tech i wanted a 2m/70cm set up for as little money as possible. I bought a Chinese Anytone AT-588UV and the Slim Jim antenna. . . The performance is so good that I can hit repeaters 75+ miles away with “full quieting” signal reports, of course the repeaters are at 8,000+ feet and the greater Phoenix, AZ Valley is propagation friendly, but still, the Slim Jim is an amazing performer. Well done KB9VBR!KG7FDW
I just wanted to say thank you very much. The antenna is great and I can now reach repeaters farther than I ever expected. Some repeaters I thought were not active on my handheld I have found active now! My old antenna just could not reach.eBay Member Garrettautoparts
I thought Id let you know about my experience since I’ve owned your 2 meter jpole for a few months now. Tonight I had an APRS come through from your hometown of Wausau which is 244 miles from me and over the lake ! As my QTH is 20 miles north of Grand Rapids mi, it has performed well with satellites perfectly and have caught some amazing QSO’s. Once again thanks for the great piece of equipment
Just a quick note to tell you the [Slim Jim] antenna was installed and worked extremely well. A 25W landmobile portable set up as a base was able to be heard 28 miles from TX point on a handheld!! Farther ( by a lot) then we needed but proof that it gets out.
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