Double Bazooka Antenna 17 meter band
- Brand: Wire Antennas UK
- Product Code: Double Bazooka Antenna 17 meter band
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- Ex Tax: £34.00
DOUBLE BAZOOKA antenna is an extremely broad banded Half Wave Antenna which can operate efficiently across an entire Ham band ( 18.000 Mhz - 18.200 Mhz ) with little change to the SWR.
DOUBLE BAZOOKA antenna is an extremely broad banded Half Wave Antenna which can operate efficiently across an entire Ham band with little change to the SWR. The DOUBLE BAZOOKA antenna design was first conceived as a radar antenna in the early 1940's for use by the U.S. Government. It was modified for amateur radio use in the 1950's.
Antenna construction centers around 50 Ohm coax
The coax elements are sealed in this molding, which exhibits high adhesion to the PVC jacket.
This unique design eliminates the need for antenna matching baluns and can be fed directly with 50 Ohm coax. The DOUBLE BAZOOKA is 98% efficient and typically provides S.W.R. readings of less than 2:1 over the entire amateur band.
It tunes and radiates like normal like a half-wave dipole; it works as flat-top, V, inverted-V, sloper, NVIS configuration.
Since this antenna has no exposed metal wire static charges can not build up thus reducing noise by 6dB over antennas constructed of exposed wire.Some additional 'quietness' may partially attributed to the vinyl covering on the coax.
Using covered wire on double bazooka antennas helps reduce corona and precipitation static.
Antenna works without a tuner and no balun is required... easy field trip antenna or base antenna.
-The low SWR comes thru losses in the end stubs lenght adjustment.
-These are a single band antennas tuned to the band in question.
These antennas are hand made and 100% tested on bench equipment and in the field.
Antennas are tested SWR LOWER THEN 1.5 TO 1 .
Power handeling 1.5 Kw ssb at 50 ohms
Antenna has waterproof juction box
Heavy duty Marine Stainless fittings used
plastic end insulators
connecton is PL 239
RG58 C/U coax used.