Amateur Radio Antenna Review Form

Amateur Radio Antenna Review Form Version 1.0
Name of Antenna________________________
Reviewer Callsign_________

Type of Antenna: (check all that apply)
( ) Commercial dipole that seems to work better than any dipole I've ever built
( ) Off center fed dipole that works better than a regular dipole
( ) Vertical that doesn't need any radials
( ) 6 foot whip that works great on 6m - 160m
( ) Old design from Handbook someone is selling as a new idea
( ) A dipole or dipole variant I'm selling to unsuspecting people
( ) I don't know
( ) Other _________ (specify)

Owned Antenna For:
( ) 0 - 6 Months
( ) 6 - 12 Months
( ) More than 30 years
( ) Never owned one but I think it's great

Why Antenna is Great: (check all that apply)
( ) Got a 59 / 599 report from several stations
( ) Is stronger in comparison tests against my old crappy antenna
( ) Worked a guy in ____________ (print country)
( ) Neighbor / XYL can't see it
( ) Antenna annoys Neighbor / XYL
( ) Manual good translation from Chinese large help in assemblage
( ) Antenna gain specification is in dBd and not evil dBi
( ) Heard on 80m roundtable it was good
( ) Can be fed with: (check all that apply)
              ( ) Any length of coax
              ( ) RG-58 or RG-8
              ( ) Specific length of "special" coax (included in box)
( ) Low SWR (1 to 1) across entire:
              ( ) Band
              ( ) RF Spectrum
              Antenna Tuner Required To Get Low SWR: Yes / No (Circle all that apply)
( ) Antenna has a cool name
( ) Antenna as good as multiple stacked four element yagis when condx are good
( ) Repels lightning
( ) Antenna includes mystery black box

Overall rating: ( ) Fine Business   ( ) Magic   ( ) Dead Full Quieting  ( ) 5 out of 5

6 Responses to “Amateur Radio Antenna Review Form”

  • Charlie wx4cb:

    Just for a few laughs 🙂

    Amateur Radio Antenna Review Form Version 1.0
    Name of Antenna: Super Duper DX Buster
    Reviewer Callsign: WX4CB

    Type of Antenna: (check all that apply)

    A dipole or dipole variant I’m selling to unsuspecting people

    Owned Antenna For:
    Never owned one but I think it’s great

    Why Antenna is Great: (check all that apply)
    Got a 59 / 599 report from several stations
    Neighbor / XYL can’t see it
    Antenna annoys Neighbor / XYL
    Manual good translation from Chinese large help in assemblage

    Can be fed with: (check all that apply)
    Specific length of “special” coax (included in box)

    Low SWR (1 to 1) across entire:
    RF Spectrum
    Antenna Tuner Required To Get Low SWR: Yes

    Antenna has a cool name
    Antenna as good as multiple stacked four element yagis when condx are good
    Repels lightning (It’s scared of it)

    Overall rating: Magic / Dead Full Quieting / 5 out of 5

  • Jamie Lewis 2W0CDY:

    i like antennas that come with special grease to lower the swr on joins, and the super balun is made by harry potter because it works just like magic

  • Bruce Steel ZL1AAO:

    I have many “where did it come from” antennas. Many pass me downs and several cobbled together from wire, random things that work as insulators, and old pieces of coax that the labeling has faded off. But I’m not selling them and if they work for me why replace them with something expensive, highly raved about and that turns out to be no better than what I built from others pass me downs or “Junk”!
    Of course Harry Potter flying ovver and dropping the DXing Dust on my small antenna farm has really helped!!!!!
    See you in the IARU contest….
    73

  • Joe VK6AAO:

    I could do with some dxing dust at the moment
    next time you see harry please send him my way .

  • FRANK MCGINLEY WB4NWV:

    Amateur Radio Antenna Review Form Version 1.0
    Name of Antenna TUNE-A-TENNA________________________
    Reviewer Callsign WB4NWV_________

    Type of Antenna: (check all that apply)
    (X ) Commercial dipole that seems to work better than any dipole I’ve ever built
    ( ) Off center fed dipole that works better than a regular dipole
    ( ) Vertical that doesn’t need any radials
    ( ) 6 foot whip that works great on 6m – 160m
    ( ) Old design from Handbook someone is selling as a new idea
    ( ) A dipole or dipole variant I’m selling to unsuspecting people
    ( ) I don’t know
    ( ) Other _________ (specify)

    Owned Antenna For:
    ( ) 0 – 6 Months
    (X ) 6 – 12 Months
    ( ) More than 30 years
    ( ) Never owned one but I think it’s great

    Why Antenna is Great: (check all that apply)
    ( ) Got a 59 / 599 report from several stations
    ( ) Is stronger in comparison tests against my old crappy antenna
    ( ) Worked a guy in ____________ (print country)
    ( ) Neighbor / XYL can’t see it
    ( ) Antenna annoys Neighbor / XYL
    ( ) Manual good translation from Chinese large help in assemblage
    ( ) Antenna gain specification is in dBd and not evil dBi
    ( ) Heard on 80m roundtable it was good
    ( ) Can be fed with: (check all that apply)
    ( ) Any length of coax
    ( ) RG-58 or RG-8
    ( ) Specific length of “special” coax (included in box)
    ( X) Low SWR (1 to 1) across entire:
    ( ) Band
    ( X) RF Spectrum
    Antenna Tuner Required To Get Low SWR: Yes / No (Circle all that apply)
    ( ) Antenna has a cool name
    ( ) Antenna as good as multiple stacked four element yagis when condx are good
    ( ) Repels lightning
    ( ) Antenna includes mystery black box

    Overall rating: ( ) Fine Business (X ) Magic ( ) Dead Full Quieting ( ) 5 out of 5

  • FRANK MCGINLEY WB4NWV:

    HI ALL

    HI, I HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN THE AMAZING TUNE-A-TENNA AS IT WAS DESIGNED AND BUILT BY ME, NOT BRAGGING JUST STATING THE FACTS, AS I DO NOT WANT TO RECEIVE A BUNCH OF EMAILS THAT SAY THAT MY INPUT WAS SLANTED BECAUSE I HAVE SOMETHING TO GAIN.

    I HAVE BUILT A TOTAL OF 6 OF THEM IN AN ONGOING PROGRAM OF IMPROVEMENT AND REDESIGN.

    IT IS MY BABY, BUT I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE TRUTH, SO PLEASE CHECK OUT MY WEB SITE AND LOOK AT THE PHOTOS, AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

    SEE IT AT http://WWW.TUNE-A-TENNA.COM AND CLICK ON THE YELLOW CONTINUE BUTTONS TILL YOU GET TO THE PHOTOS.

    THANKS AND 73’S

    FRANK

    WB4NWV

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