Amateur Radio Antenna Review Form

Amateur Radio Antenna Review Form Version 1.0
Name of Antenna________________________
Reviewer Callsign_________

Type of Antenna: (check all that apply)
( ) Commercial dipole that seems to work better than any dipole I've ever built
( ) Off center fed dipole that works better than a regular dipole
( ) Vertical that doesn't need any radials
( ) 6 foot whip that works great on 6m - 160m
( ) Old design from Handbook someone is selling as a new idea
( ) A dipole or dipole variant I'm selling to unsuspecting people
( ) I don't know
( ) Other _________ (specify)

Owned Antenna For:
( ) 0 - 6 Months
( ) 6 - 12 Months
( ) More than 30 years
( ) Never owned one but I think it's great

Why Antenna is Great: (check all that apply)
( ) Got a 59 / 599 report from several stations
( ) Is stronger in comparison tests against my old crappy antenna
( ) Worked a guy in ____________ (print country)
( ) Neighbor / XYL can't see it
( ) Antenna annoys Neighbor / XYL
( ) Manual good translation from Chinese large help in assemblage
( ) Antenna gain specification is in dBd and not evil dBi
( ) Heard on 80m roundtable it was good
( ) Can be fed with: (check all that apply)
              ( ) Any length of coax
              ( ) RG-58 or RG-8
              ( ) Specific length of "special" coax (included in box)
( ) Low SWR (1 to 1) across entire:
              ( ) Band
              ( ) RF Spectrum
              Antenna Tuner Required To Get Low SWR: Yes / No (Circle all that apply)
( ) Antenna has a cool name
( ) Antenna as good as multiple stacked four element yagis when condx are good
( ) Repels lightning
( ) Antenna includes mystery black box

Overall rating: ( ) Fine Business   ( ) Magic   ( ) Dead Full Quieting  ( ) 5 out of 5
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One response to “Amateur Radio Antenna Review Form

  1. Could I leave a 5 out of 5 for the Comet CHA-250B vertical that doesn’t need any radials? It has a low SWR from dc to light and is very low noise on receive. And, most importantly, it has NO RADIALS!

    I’ve never actually owned one, but I understand that it’s great! One of our local Extra class hams has one and he swears by it.

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