*CHAT* ”RC111 eXtreme Livewire 1/2

I’m going to run a series of articles with antennas from Scott RC111 and Nigel from Hawkins Radio. Both are from the UK and both are successful antenna builders. They have a range of antennas from T2LT through to 5/8 antennas and 1/2 antennas that look similar to the Gain Master from Sirio. First up is eBay item number 293065497481 and it’s £29.99 plus shipping into Europe from the UK.

Literally so many have asked about both antennas and both antenna makers we will feature them over next weeks and months while a hopefully good sporadic-e season will allow some good tests!! Plus also test them down on low low (5/8) where others have asked me how they work..

Added onto an 8m fiberglass mast, bungee corded to a metal fence post. SWR perfect across 26800-27900. As you see weather was ok, station in use was Jackson II, homemade microphone, 50 watts and the DRX111

FM EU Band: Best Contact on 4 watts was 1SD224 Alberto in Liguria Italy. On at the same time was Norbert running an Albrecht AE6110 and homemade 1/2 antenna. Both made the trip easily.

SSB Contacts




Balearic Islands

Also worked Sicily Island on AM

Not a review as it’s old hat. Too much blah blah. Antenna worked well for me, receive was excellent. Most were stunned when told them the antenna or sent a photo of it. More antennas to come over the weeks include 1/2, 5/8 and some PMR and others.

Worked for me! Onto the next


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