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Antenna manufacturing & design
Antennas for limited spaces

Home of the rugged 160 Meter "sloper" antenna!

Want on 160M but cramped for antenna space? We have your solution:
If you have 40-50' height and about 50' horizontal space 
we have the near perfect antenna to get you on the air

 

Thanks to all who came by and saw us at the Slidell hamfest.  We had a great time there. Next up:  Jackson, MS in January.  Drop by and visit with  us!

Check out this video from Memphis:

https://youtu.be/ctTxUBwF-dE

With Winter upon us it's past time to take a close look at your antenna/tower farm.  Don't wait for ice load and sub-zero temps to show you the weak spots...

Topping our list of maintenance issues is rust, both on the tower/mast but also hardware on the antennas themselves.  A little cold-galvanizing spray and a brush can go a long way toward making your hardware last.  Easy to apply on the next halfway warm day but not so much during cold weather.  Tension and retighten guy wires as needed and replace any frayed wiring.  Watch for cables flapping in the breeze.  Check connectors for cracked or rotting shrink boot/tubing and just give everything outdoors a good inspection.  Keep hardware tight.   Remember that during the summer, water intrusion can be a pest and can cause rust, but during winter it can also freeze and break stuff.  Be sure and check the weep holes, if you have them, in the tower legs to be sure they are clean and open.  You really don't want water building up in the legs to freeze and split them.  One spot that always seems to be a problem is where open-wire or ladder line attaches to your dipole.  If not supported properly it will surely cause problems due to flexing.  And it will do it on the harshest winter day!

 

The finest shortened 160M antenna available at any price!  
Click here for more info  We also offer an 80 Meter version.

Our world famous 160M sloper is now in 57 countries,

But Proudly Made in America for 16 years!

 

 

***We also build custom antennas for VHF and UHF.. contact us for a quote on your special antenna... problem antenna situations are our specialty...***

 

Please note that we have been notified by a couple of people that a shopping website out there is selling our (and other) antennas at giveaway prices.  These are NOT our antennas and these people, whoever they are, are not associated with us in any way.  The city they list for their business does not exist.  They also show themselves as being in one state but their zip code is in another!  We are not sure what they are selling (if anything) but it is not our antenna.  The only legit sources for our products are this website, Ebay and Amateur Radio Supplies in New Hampshire.  Be wary!  They may be advertising products they do not have in an effort to collect credit card numbers from those that place orders.

 

2002 thru 2022 Stan Jones
KC5UYF

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Cablehelp.com is operated by Stan Jones, a ham radio operator of 25 years and a technician with 50+ years of electronics experience.  He also holds a general class commercial radiotelephone license.  He is Extra class KC5UYF.

 

For more info call:  662 332 8454     snail mail:
                                                                      p.o. box 240
                                                                     Avon, MS 38723

                            

                            Questions/comments:  stanj6@suddenlink.net

 

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