Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W4FDT, Sep 4, 2021.
I also looked and looked on their website, NO PRICE. I guess I will call them tomorrow, Tuesday.
They should be listed this week. Last I talked to them it was $199 for the antenna and hub (which you can mount on any photo tripod) the legs are $51 which would make the full tripod and the coax they have made for it $26.
i will "stick" with the setup I use with my buddistick...Ground mounted with 8 radial wires 9 feet long..Works great and my radio,coax,3d printed ground mount,radials and buddistick all fit inside my Nanuk case and my pannier bag on my recumbent trike..With everything 13" or less it is perfect..And it work just like a base ground mounted vertical HF antenna
It took several months before my MTR was shipped, I emailed LNR and received a email back from Ryan as I remember, at that time he told me they were backed up and I was like 40th on the list, a couple more weeks went by I emailed him again, he replied that my order would ship sometime in the next week and he was busy soldering components onto the boards, I remember him saying the boards were outsourced, I assume Chi## and that there last shipment of boards had been held up. So yes I know very hard or impossible to buy any electronics that don't have at least some portion that is not from chi##. Oh I did receive my MTR the following week, good folks to deal with. 72'
To be fair I have no idea what theyre asking price will be for now. I am not affiliated with them. I was lucky at the time I talked to the owner of the company and he allowed me to test these out. I did buy the whole thing and got nothing for free.
My advice with the tripod design is that the antenna is going to be top heavy. Wind or a kid or a dog can easily knock it over bending your whips. There is a small threaded bolt hole on the bottom of the tripod receiver that you can screw in an eye hook and tie a cord to a tent stake thereby anchoring the antenna to the earth. It appears that it was engineered to do this as it was shared with me by BStick to do so.
Its a fine system and really makes the antenna far more versatile in rugged terrain operations. The legs are flexible and the antenna can be leveled by eye simply by manipulating the bend in the legs.
Thats right. For SOTA it depends on the mountain top where these antenna is useable.
You have to laugh, it becomes a 'professional' antenna when it's mounted on a not very substantial t r i p o d. You can use a camera tripod and save a lot of cash.
...and "tactical" when painted camo. heh.
You don't seem realize how difficult is to buy something made in USA if you are overseas. Sure there are lots of brokers and agents who would help for fee. Previously I owned made in USA car (I was 101% happy with it) and now I'm looking for a new US-made one that is pretty rare across Europe and requires noticeable effort to buy, delivery, and pay endless taxes. Did you know we have to duct tape amber turn signals on the rear and on front fenders to get the car 'certified' coz we disallowed to use red turn signals on the rear but amber only (sure we don't need them after 'certification')? Shooting/reloading/etc. gear is all made in USA no doubt. I own numerous stuff from MFJ and similar US manufacturers; all that stuff was pretty expensive to get due shipping restrictions and shipping fee. I owned AV-640 and it was definitively best antenna (of its kind) that I sold only to replace with other made in USA Hy-Gain. So please say nothing to me as I already pay twice for made in USA products.
BTW do you own iphone/ipad/macbook? If yes, my congrats: they're made in China. Whatever advertisement says every buyer of 'American' Apple product pays to Chinese Foxconn and other Chinese assembly factories that use Chinese (mostly) parts, and final product is assembled by Chinese employees then put into Chinese carton boxes and wrapped into Chinese film.
I think most people are aware of this already. Or at least they should be. On every Apple device (all the ones I have ever seen, anyway) there is an inscription that says "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China".
73 de W3PX