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DX Commander - Military / Commercial Option

banana-antenna-stockNOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) Military / Government Security Option DX Commander ALE/ABV system, fully built and tested to 400 Watts on each band: Roll-out, measure and cut the 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 12 and 10m elements and More Info »
Price: £970.00
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DX Commander Supply and Build Service & Test for DX Commander ALE Antenna

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Price: £650.00
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DX Commander 40m 3 element vertical array £299

From the archive: Obligatory evening shot of a three element 40m arrayNOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) Hours of planning, modelling and experimentation both in software with MMANA and also real-world testing has finally produced an excellent and extremely economical method of producing excellent DX gain in one direction with reasonable front-to-back More Info »
Price: £299.00
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40m 4-square - complete system (economy kit)

From the archive: Obligatory evening shot of a three element 40m arrayNOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) This listing is for the complete antenna hardware to make a 4-square for 40m. Not supplied is the phasing lines or the switchbox. You may either make your own or purchase the pre-made 4-way 4-square More Info »
Price: £299.00
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4 x 10mDXC Bulk Order 4 x 10m Telescopic Poles 4-square

barebonesfeaturedimageNOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) This listing is for individuals looking to buy an experimental 4-square or perhaps a giant quad. Alternatively, use this to save £££$$$ with your friends. In the box: 4 x 10mDXC. That's 4 More Info »
Price: £189.00£179.00
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Multi-band 80m-6m HF Antenna /P ALE Compliant Antenna Survival Prep SOTA Kit

featured-image-premiumNOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) STOP! I am running out of D10 wire. So to keep the majority of users happy for the next couple of months, I am restricting the amount of wire I send out to 100m More Info »
Price: £183.00£159.00
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DX Commander Premium Build - HF Multi-Band Vertical System

featured-image-premiumNOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) This listing is for the Classic version of the DX Commander vertical. Ideally suited to Christmas Presents, Birthday Presents and for those people who need a "plug-and-play" approach to their operating with a More Info »
Price: from £159.00
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DX Commander SOTA Tactical Travel EXPEDITION Antenna System

From the archive: Single vertical with rainbow (SSB Field Day 2013)NOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) Multi-Band Expedition System based on the SOTA Travel pole and 3-wire elements to give you any number of bands you wish. NOTE! The complimentary D10 wire I am supplying right now is not More Info »
Price: £148.00
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DX Commander Bare Bones Complete 10m Multi-Band HF Vertical

barebonesfeaturedimageNOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) SEE LATEST DX Commander ABV Release Notes 2017 I listened! Some of you wanted an economical bare-bones system without all the little "bits". Here it is! Note: UHMWPE is suitable for world-wide QRO operation. More Info »
Price: £115.00£109.00
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DX Commander Lite 4-band vertical

featured-image-DXCLITENOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) Building on the success of the DX Commander All-Band-Vertical (Classic), this super economical lightweight system delivers multi-band performance from 30m and upwards. Choose any three bands, trim elements (in user guide) and you're More Info »
Price: £92.50
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Compact HF 4-Square Telescopic Pole System 4 x 7mDXC

7m-featured-imageNOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) Suitable for experimenters for 30m and shorter wavelengths, say 20m or maybe 17m. In the box: 4 x 7mDXC Poles (only). Build a quad, 4-square or maybe an experimental phased array. Legendary DX More Info »
Price: £75.00
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DX Commander all-band conversion kit

featuredimage-ground-plateNOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) This is the QRO conversion kit uses new UHMWPE plastic parts and 3mm pure Aluminium 1050 for improved efficiency. It's taken me a few years to get the dimensions "just right" and is More Info »
Price: £69.55
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10m DX Commander (SOTA) Travel Pole

10mdxc-tp-feature-imageNOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) 10m high, 17 section Telescopic Pole. Preliminary spec follows (included beautifully crafted protective cloth bag too). Approximate length (when extended) 9.5m Weight: 1.3kg Packed length: 70cms Wall thickness; from 1.6mm (bottom) to 0.5mm (top) Pole More Info »
Price: £65.00£59.50
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2018 Poles - tested - working - with Gold Band

SOLD OUT!! I have two of these iin stock. When they're gone, they're gone. Slight discount.
Price: £49.50£45.00
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2018 Spec 10m Poles - Slightly Larger Bases

SOLD OUT!! As mentioned on the YouTube channel, these are slightly heavier. An accident. The factory just made them over-size. Two available. When they're gone, they're gone.
Price: £49.50£45.00
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200m Antenna Comms Wire

d10NOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) Military specification 200m insulated stranded wire with 4 copper and 3 steel wires in a twisted configuration. The copper wire is tinned hard-drawn copper and the steel reinforcing wires are galvanised for added More Info »
Price: £45.00
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Antenna Tow Ball Mount

tow-ball-featured-imageNOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an experimental tow-ball mount. Under test, I achieved some extreme loading however I can take no responsibility for anything going wrong. Playing with portable antennas inevitable leads to the odd More Info »
Price: £44.00
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Lightweight 6mm Angle Custom Guy Stakes

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Price: £30.00
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DX Commander Classic Accessories Box

barebonesfeaturedimageNOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) If you already have a DX Commander 10m pole and you want to convert it to the full "Classic" all-band-vertical, you will certainly need a "Conversion Kit" - however, to save you More Info »
Price: £39.00£29.00
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100m Antenna Comms Wire

d10NOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) Military specification 100m insulated stranded wire with 4 copper and 3 steel wires in a twisted configuration. The copper wire is tinned hard-drawn copper and the steel reinforcing wires are galvanised for added More Info »
Price: £29.00
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UHMWPE Nylon Cut Plates for 10m DXC

featuredimage-UHMWPENOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) BLACK PE4 PRODUCT REACHED END OF LIFE - REPLACED WITH HEAVY DUTY UHMWPE THIS LISTING FOR THE HEAVY DUTY UHMWPE QRO VERSION This is suitable for 1500W SSB / 1,000W CW / RTTY Now More Info »
Price: £27.90
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Warranty Refurb Service (10m classic)

warranty10m CLASSIC (115cms long telescopic pole) Brand new replacement - only for those customers that have had an accident. Lifetime Warranty / School-Boy error replacement service. This is effectively a "no profit" *new* replacement for any engineering which you might have tried - and it failed. From stressing too much on inverted L, guying it More Info »
Price: £24.90

7m DX Commander Telescopic Antenna Pole for Dipoles, Doublets and Verticals

7m-featured-imageNOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) Legendary DX Commander introduces the new 7m telescopic pole. This is the small version of its big brother, the 10m DX Commander and delivers you just under 7m in height. BTW, if you More Info »
Price: £24.90£22.40
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DX Commander Stay-Up Kit hose-clamps and collars

pic2NOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) Ideal for DX Commander poles - and most other telescopic poles too. This is a an 8-piece Jubilee type Hose-Clamp set of appropriate size complete with UV resistant 8mm id tubing. Clamps to More Info »
Price: £14.00
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Warranty Refurb Service (7m classic)

warranty7m (115cms long telescopic pole) Brand new replacement - only for those customers that have had an accident. Lifetime Warranty / School-Boy error replacement service. This is effectively a "no profit" *new* replacement for any engineering which you might have tried - and it failed. From stressing too much on inverted L, guying it too More Info »
Price: £12.80

7m high Double-Eye spare part

featuredimage-UHMWPENOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) New and improved UHMWPE version for QRO work. Lots of people asking me for one of the new double-eyes. Happy to send you one chaps but since I'm super, super busy, you'll have to More Info »
Price: £5.00
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From the archive: Obligatory evening shot of a three element 40m array

DX Commander 40m 3 element vertical array £299

NOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) Hours of planning, modelling and experimentation both in software with MMANA and also real-world testing has finally produced an excellent and extremely economical method of producing excellent DX gain ...

Read More

Antenna Tow Ball Mount

NOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an experimental tow-ball mount. Under test, I achieved some extreme loading however I can take no responsibility for anything going wrong. Playing with portable antennas inevitable ...

Read More

DX Commander Bare Bones Complete 10m Multi-Band HF Vertical

NOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) SEE LATEST DX Commander ABV Release Notes 2017 I listened! Some of you wanted an economical bare-bones system without all the little "bits". Here it is! Note: UHMWPE is suitable for world-wide ...

Read More

DX Commander all-band conversion kit

NOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) This is the QRO conversion kit uses new UHMWPE plastic parts and 3mm pure Aluminium 1050 for improved efficiency. It's taken me a few years to get the dimensions ...

Read More

DX Commander Premium Build - HF Multi-Band Vertical System

NOTE: We're totally redesigning our business processes and also going on holiday. Shop will re-open end May 2019! We'll be back to normal then :) This listing is for the Classic version of the DX Commander vertical. Ideally suited to Christmas Presents, Birthday Presents and for those people who need a "plug-and-play" approach to ...

Read More

M0MCX Banana Antenna - an end-fed choke sleeve resonant feedline T2LT antenna design

A new document fully documenting the design of the Banana Antenna has now been released entitled, "Banana, a Half Wave End-Fed Choked Coax Antenna". Antenna can be known as - and is similar to: Sleeve Dipole / Flowerpot Antenna The Sleeve dipole has traditionally been used by VHF antenna designers by sliding an ...

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JT65 UK Band Plan and how to stay within

The 5 MHz band is pretty cool and I've written about it before however out the box, JT65 allows you to very easily transmit out of band on 60m band. The segment we're interested in the UK is the freq block between 5.354 and 5.358. This has taken me a little ...

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Introduction to the 60m Band Plan (5 MHz)

60m is an interesting band. it's partly channelised into small segments and the propagation is a cross-breed of 40m and 80m.The band was first introduced apparently in 2002. Over the years, various countries have allowed their amateurs radio operators to use the band. All this is negotiated and approved in conjunction ...

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Working 15m band on a 40m vertical antenna

Note: This article discusses the merits of a 3/4 (three quarter wave) vertical -vs- a 1/4 (quarter wave) antenna. You can build a 40m vertical quarter wave antenna and ground mount it with 16 x 4m radials and operate it at the third harmonic; 21MHz. Actually, all my experimentation has shown that ...

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Converting a 40m vertical to run on 80m / 75m band

Recently, I created a slightly loaded 40m vertical with 25 ground radials. It seems to work very well although the receive noise is pretty lousy compared to my loops and dipoles, however on transmit, it does seem to work as planned; a typical 1/4 wave pattern that outperforms regular dipoles at low angles of ...

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Raising Steel Antenna Mast on T&K brackets with pulley

I'm gradually swapping out any aluminium antenna poles for steel. Clearly these are very heavy, particularly with an antenna on top. The trick is to use V bolts (like U clamps but in a V shape) and not to use saddle clamps because the pole will not slide easily past the ...

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How to make a stealth amateur radio wire antenna

How to make a stealth amateur radio wire antenna

Until recently, I had a) a 40m triangular loop in the back garden which I called a "micro-mega-loop" and b) a 60m loaded loop that allowed me to get on 80m. The two loops looked a bit horrendous not only because of the wire in the air, but because I ...

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Special Event Operating Procedures

This note will be particularly beneficial to those who may be required to run a special event station either on the lower bands or maybe on VHF. These tips & tricks will also help you anywhere on the band, regardless of your circumstances. Preface: There are a number of aspects that ...

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Coax Loss Comparison

I can never find the comparison charts between RG213 and Henry Westlake's Westflex W-103. At last, I'll have this logged forever now. Per 100 meters: RG213/URM67(Mil spec) Westflex 103  100 MHz                      7 dB 5.0 dB  144 MHz                    8.5 dB ?? dB  200 MHz                     10 dB 7.5 dB  300 MHz                     13 dB ?? dB  400 MHz                     15 dB 11.0 dB  1000 MHz                   27 dB 18.0 dB  

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I have custom boxes made that keep my shipping cost effective, staying under 1.2m in total length.

Kits are shipped in the oblong boxes and single poles in corrugated cardboard.

120cm box

Trying to find the DX Commander Lite 7m multi-band vertical on YouTube? It’s here:

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Need a quick logger in spreadsheet format?

Confused? See the film here:

I notice that CamDesk is offline. This is my download which I originally deleted – but since I have discovered that CamDesk is offline, I managed to find it in my recycle bin for others to use.

This is a ZIP file. Obviously take necessary precautions when unzipping etc. I’ve had this installed for about 2-months.

NOTE: It’s a self executing program file. It doesn’t need DLLs and doesn’t “install” itself in Windows. It just runs from the install directory and you can move it around, say on a USB stick if you like.

When is an Ugly Balun just dead weight? Check out my facts and figures for Choke Baluns.

How to make high quality local contacts within a 500 mile radius.

Fan dipoles are the easiest multi-band antenna you may wish to have a go at.

You can buy an expensive switch box to accomplish phased array system. But to test out the theory if you’d like to go down this route, you could try a simple vertical yagi?

Check out my film and decide for yourself.

Make your decision wisely.

Tips for new Ham Radio (Amateur Radio) operators.

We have all made mistakes when we buy the wrong radio.

I give you some tips to work out how to achieve perfection. Well, certainly a balance!