I have had a Challenger in the back yard for 19 years. It is my only antenna. I have had very good results with the antenna. It has SWR better than 2:1 as advertised (at least in the CW portion of the bands where I operate – I haven’t really checked the upper portion of […]
Greetings and salutations, my, my how time flies when you’re having fun..on the bands that is. I am long over due on a follow up revies of my GAP Challenger DX antenna. Having had this up well over 3 years now, and it has had quite a bit of use, with pretty much little to […]
Here’s a testimonial for you…I was working stations (remote from MA) during the hurricane Monday night when I received a “HI SWR” warning from my computer. I then set the transceiver up to analyze the antenna and saw a 3.5-3.9:1 SWR. I was able to disengage the amplifier, and using the internal tuner continue to […]
All in all, I think the Challenger is the best all band vertical out there. There are no Coils and capacitors to heat up and waste RF. My GAP has always been ground mounted And I never have worms crawling out of the ground to escape the misplaced RF. The GAP puts the maximum amount of RF in the atmosphere where it should be. Receive is also very quiet. Two weeks from now I will listen to the big guys here on 160 with their phased 200 ft towers calling CQ right into their pile-up. I can hear on my Challenger what they can’t on their towers. They will be listening to lightening strikes in the Midwest. I also have 9 countries on 160 including EA8, KH4, KH6, KL7, TI, VP9, VE, XE and K.
Hello…Just received my new noise canceling speaker from GAP in Florida. I am very pleased with your product Graham. Running it through an FT-990, through the desk speaker. Great product. Better than I expected even. It makes copying a weak signal down in the noise level not only possible but very easy. I thank you […]