I’ve had here sometime the Stryker A-10 “Thunderbolt” centre loaded antenna, massive coil and well made it appears from the outside. Packaging shows the antenna was designed in the USA and built in China. But forget anything bad about Chinese made! In this antennas case it is top class, well built, well packaged and sure it is ready for action on the air.
26965-27600 The antenna is flat 1:1 and going onwards it only moves a little at 28000 to around 1:4
Below the antenna is equally at home although without tuning it is around 1:7 on 26400 which many cannot manage or indeed replicate. What is super is the noise level is almost nothing and indeed when I was testing the antenna the conditions weren’t the greatest but could receive signals in excess of 100km and manage to work at least one of them, although the signal was low with my 12 watts it was worked. Facts are facts, there isn’t any BS it worked better than I had imagined. The first contact was Greece with 5/5 to 4/0 as conditions poor but the comments were good based on audio from the Jackson II and the surprise it was only 12 watts. There is a video that will be uploaded in time, showing 18RC113 on air and the QSO. As before, conditions were extremely poor.
This antenna would love some power through it and sure it will propel your voice world wide when the conditions are there. This time the antenna was used in CEPT 26965-27405 and 12w from a standard and not modified Jackson II from I think 2009 so it’s getting on in age.
It needs a seller in Europe, someone like Radiozing, Truckerswereld or Avera to have it. Too many people are loosing out on trying this antenna. It’s too good to be left just in the North American market and does not do justice to Stryker. This is an antenna that needs a wider audience. I was a sceptic as the marketing wasn’t my style how was done but the antenna can talk the talk! Available now via eBay from the United States but let us hope one day it’ll land somewhere here in Europe with quantity. Now I’m going to try and get an SR-5K if that is half as good it should be something and with that it can handle a single magnet and no need for the tri mag.
6 Gauge Solid Copper 100% Silver Plate Wire
10,000 Watts Power Handling Capability
Extremely Efficient High “Q” Coil
Double Wall Coil Cover made from High Impact Mobay Plastic
Can be Tune for 26 – 30 Mhz
10” Stainless Steel Shaft
49” Stainless Steel Whip
Reduced Static Interference
Standard 3/8” x 24” Thread on Shaft
2 Year Warranty
They’ve found something pretty good here. Well done to them indeed. Tests are ongoing just needs conditions and a video will be added via YouTube along the way when time allows.
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