I first noticed these antennas a few months ago. They look interesting. I’m looking forward to getting my hands on one and trying it out.
Here is the press release…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
British Antenna Company InnovAntennas Appoints First American Dealer
Glade Park, Colorado – January 23, 2012 – The full line of high performance HF, VHF and UHF amateur radio antennas from fast-growing British company InnovAntennas are now available to customers across the United States via Hamilton, Ohio’s R&L Electronics.
“Our customers have been hearing about the outstanding performance of InnovAntennas’ designs from their amateur radio friends overseas, reading about them in European journals such as DUBUS and from a handful of ‘early adopter’ American hams who couldn’t wait and purchased InnovAntennas products direct from the UK,” said R&L Electronics’ Roger Smallwood. “We are proud to be the first American retailer to represent this exciting new brand.”
InnovAntennas was launched in 2011 by Justin Johnson, G0KSC, after his hobby of designing antennas for his personal use led to a flood of requests to “make one for me” from amateur radio operators who recognized that Johnson’s designs outperformed they could buy in a store. Today, InnovAntennas is building antennas at a former boat factory in Canvey Island, England and selling its products directly via InnovAntennas.com and via a network of dealers in Europe, Australia, and now, the United States.
InnovAntennas’ highly regarded designs include LFA (Loop Fed Array) and OP-DES (Opposing Phase –Driven Element System) Yagis. Performance of GOKSC designs routinely top the charts in their boom-length class on the survey of ‘moonbounce” antennas –“EME-ers” are among the ham world’s most demanding operators –compiled by VE7BQH and available online.
InnovAntennas America’s William Hein said “We selected R&L as our first American dealer due to their commitment to customer service, deep inventory, high order fill rate, great history, product knowledge and enthusiasm for InnovAntennas’ approach to design and construction. We look forward to a long, productive relationship with the gang from HAMilton OH!”
R&L’s Roger Smallwood added “We work hard to have all ham radio products in stock and ready for immediate shipment. From a 50 cent connector to the thousand dollar radio, our customers will receive the same fast service at a great price. No one likes to hear that an item is out of stock or it will be drop shipped from the manufacturer. We already know InnovAntennas are high quality products and will be very well known in the USA in a short period of time. Our goal is to have it in stock when you are ready for it!”