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Our Ruggedized Dipole now comes as a Linked Dipole for 20 & 40 Meters rated for 100 Watts. Make the most of your 100 Watt power signal...
The exceptional performance of a resonant dipole fits literally in the palm of your hand. Experienced operators know that if you can put up a dipole, you should, and our ruggedized antennas are designed to take a beating. See our antennas in action on You Tube by searching N9SAB Antenna for some excellent Ham Radio Content by such providers as Ham Radio Concepts and Outdoors on the Air.
This antenna is the 100 Watt Linked version of our famous Nano Dipole available here:
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Unlike other antennas with fragile center connections or other parts, the connections here have been double soldered and encased in hard resin/plastic mixture. Short of physically breaking the elements (possible, but not easy) or incinerating the entire antenna, there isn't much damage that can be done. You could even run it over with your Jeep, as I did (see photos) but don't try that with an End-Fed. Under normal or rough conditions this unit will last for years. It can be run over, hit with a bat (but keep the thread protector on), dragged behind a vehicle, or immersed for long periods.
For 99.95 you will receive:
*An Original 20/40 Meter Linked 100-Watt Dipole as depicted in the photos, tested and described below. Made in America from materials sourced from U.S. sellers.
*A pair of 40m extension elements with connectors that turn a 20M dipole into a 40M dipole.
*A UHF SO 239 thread protector cap.
*A dual string carry pouch as pictured
*Free Shipping within the United States
*Your order will be shipped within 3 business days of payment being received.
30 day right of return - return the unused/undamaged item and your money will be refunded (less shipping) - No questions asked -
A resonant dipole in a ruggedized, ultra-compact, ultra-light form designed for demanding portable radio operations. The antenna comes with two sets of elements, one for 20 Meters, and a set of 40 Meter extensions. Simply attach the supplied bullet connectors and engage the clips and your 20 Meter dipole becomes a 40M dipole. Work both major bands quickly and easily without having to pack a tuner or multiple antennas. The antenna requires no assembly other than attaching the 40 Meter sections when you wish to work that band, no tuner, and accepts a UHF PL 259 connector. A resonant dipole can help you make the most of 100-Watt transmissions without additional weight and space. Deploys effectively in just minutes. Perfect for POTA, SOTA, or any portable activation. Imagine hiking to the top of the peak or journeying to some remote location and finding out you have forgotten some innocuous piece of equipment that renders that expensive, fancy antenna dead weight. Or worse, some form of damage has occurred in transit that prevents your primary antenna from functioning. Having one of these will prevent your efforts from being an exercise in frustration and will not add weight or take up precious space. Some configurations do not even require a center support if the ends are secure (see photo).
Many experienced hams would agree that it is very easy to erect an antenna system inferior to the classic half-wave dipole, and very difficult to out-perform one. There are no short-cuts or electronic tricks involved here. This linked dipole is a classic half-wave dipole antenna optimized for 100 Watt Portable and Stealth operation. It can also serve as a primary or base station antenna. It takes almost no space, weighs almost nothing and is nearly invisible at half-wave heights. It consists of an UHF connector 18 AWG stranded, UL1007 copper antenna wire and two (2) ring connector eyelets at each end. The 40 Meter section attaches with 2 spring-back paracord clasps which relieve the strain on the bullet connectors that carry the precious RF. All electrical connections are soldered using silver bearing rosin-core solder. Parts and connections have been weather proofed using marine-grade, adhesive-lined polyolefin tubing.
Weighing approximately 10 oz. (283 grams) this antenna is a half-wave dipole on 20 meters and a half-wave dipole on 40 meters when the additional elements are attached. When compressed, it fits into a space 5" x 3" x 2" (127 x 76 x 51mm). Extended, the dipole is cut for 20 meters, the extension elements, 40 Meters. The Linked Dipole can be used in any of the standard dipole configurations, flat-top, inverted V, sloper, vertical dipole, wire vertical w/counterpoise, etc.
Having used many antennas over the years, and for portable QRP operation, I have not found any antenna configuration to greatly out-perform the classic half-wave dipole as demonstrated by our 100-Watt Linked Dipole. Many hours of operating and hundreds of dollars later, I have come full-circle and returned to what I believe is the best, simplest antenna solution. All things considered (conditions, power, terrain, height etc.), with this antenna raised close to a 1/4-wave above the ground, I have been just as successful, or more, making contacts with a classic half-wave dipole than with anything else. The exceptionally rugged, compact and light Linked Dipole allows this portable performance anywhere.
May 16, 2023
Appears well made. Great reception with good signal reports. Nice add to the antenna kit