Customer's amazing stories!

2E0NQA. May 2021

Rob set up in Cannock Chase to activate for Parks On The Air (POTA).
Rob was using a Bantenna Sleeve antenna - what else? - and a KX2 with palm pico paddle. 5 Watts nabbed him 13 cw QSO before he called it a day. I reckon thats a cracking result given the band conditions and the wind...and all done on the back of the amazing Bantenna Sleeve antenna! Not sure what other large size antenna would cope with that ferocious wind!
From all at Bantenna Rob, very well done!



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She cannee take it Captain!

Allan, GW4VPX. Nov 2020

After hundreds of SOTA activations I ditched my faithful fool proof linked dipole yesterday and used an end-fed antenna for the first time on the summit of GW/MW-034 Mynydd Cynros which is a 20 minute drive from home. I’d seen an advert in the FISTS club magazine so I contacted David Perry G4YVM of Bantenna to see if he could modify his ‘Pocket Rocket’ to my specifications, he did and I was delighted with the result. 78 chasers made my log on HF ssb with another 5 on 2m FM including a couple of s2s. Running 8 watts through the internal ATU of the KX2 I worked stations on 80/60/40/20 meters and the antenna being supported by my 5m fishing pole. Why have I changed? Well I wanted to lighten the load in my rucksack which this antenna certainly does, I even sourced Titanium tent pegs! … anyway did the job but still work in progress. Thanks to all the chasers who made it an enjoyable activation and gave me feedback on several bands.

73 Allan GW4VPX


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