CB antennas & accessories


TET- Emtron HF antennas

Proudly made in Australia!

Page updated 29-05-24
 

TE-311 3-element 27MHz yagi
on a 3m long boom

$369 AUD

Plenty in stock!

DUAL-DRIVEN ELEMENTS

Driving both the radiating element
and the reflector provides over
double the SWR bandwidth of
a single radiating element! 

Now includes TE-2060 balun!

High quality steel hardware and rugged marine grade 6000 series aluminium construction ensure long and reliable operation.
 
The TE-311 should be mounted at least 6m above ground on top of a metal pole.
 
If the TE-311 is to be installed above a metal roof, it should be mounted on top of a >6m metal pole
so it will be >6m above that roof.

By following the simple instructions, you will find the antenna is quite easy to assemble. The antenna is
partly pre-assembled and has predrilled holes.

Specifications are:

  • Frequency range; 26~29MHz
  • Element lengths: 5.3m
  • Boom length: 3m
  • Gain; 7dBi/4.8dBd
  • F/B ratio; 16dB
  • Feedpoint impedance: 50 Ω
  • SWR: < 1.5:1
  • Power handling: 500W p.e.p
  • Weight; 5kg.

 

TE-411 4-element 27MHz yagi
on a 4m long boom 

$429 AUD

In stock!

**DUAL-DRIVEN ELEMENTS**

Driving both the radiating element
and the reflector provides over
double the SWR bandwidth of
a single radiating element! 

Now includes TE-2060 balun!

High quality steel hardware and rugged marine grade 6000 series aluminium construction ensure long and reliable operation.
The TE-411 should be mounted at least 6m above ground on top of a metal pole.

If the TE-411 is to be installed above a metal roof, it should be mounted on top of a >6m metal pole
so it will be >6m above that roof.

By following the simple instructions, you will find the antenna is quite easy to assemble. The antenna is
partly pre-assembled and has predrilled holes.

Specifications are:

  • Frequency range; 26~29MHz
  • Element lengths: 5.3m
  • Boom length: 4m
  • Gain; 8dBi/5.8dBd
  • F/B ratio; 16dB
  • Feedpoint impedance: 50 Ω
  • SWR: < 1.5:1
  • Power handling: 500W p.e.p
  • Weight; 6kg.

 

TE-511 5-element 27MHz yagi
on a 5m long boom 

$499 AUD

Plenty in stock!

DUAL-DRIVEN ELEMENTS

Driving both the radiating element
and the reflector provides over
double the SWR bandwidth of
a single radiating element! 

Now includes TE-2060 balun!

High quality steel hardware and rugged marine grade 6000 series aluminium construction ensure long and reliable operation. The TE-511 has all stainless hardware.
 
The TE-511 should be mounted on top of a metal pole. The antenna should be mounted at least 6m above ground.

If the TE-511 is to be installed above a metal roof, it should be mounted on top of a >6m metal pole
so it will be >6m above that roof.

By following the simple instructions, you will find the antenna is quite easy to assemble. The antenna is
partly pre-assembled and has predrilled holes.

Specifications are:

  • Frequency range; 26~29MHz
  • Element lengths: 5.3m
  • Boom length: 5m
  • Gain; 8.5dBi/6dBd
  • F/B ratio; 16dB
  • Feedpoint impedance: 50 Ω
  • SWR: < 1.5:1
  • Power handling: 500W p.e.p

 



TE-611 6-element 27MHz yagi
on a 6m long boom 

$599 AUD

In stock!

DUAL-DRIVEN ELEMENTS

Driving both the radiating element
and the reflector provides over
double the SWR bandwidth of
a single radiating element! 

Now includes TE-2060 balun!

High quality steel hardware and rugged marine grade 6000 series aluminium construction ensure long and reliable operation. The TE-611 has all stainless hardware.
 
The TE-611 should be mounted on top of a metal pole. The antenna should be mounted at least 6m above ground. 

If the TE-611 is to be installed above a metal roof, it should be
mounted on top of a >6m metal pole
so it will be >6m above that roof.

By following the simple instructions, you will find the antenna is quite easy to assemble. The antenna is
partly pre-assembled and has predrilled holes.

Specifications are:

  • Frequency range; 26~29MHz
  • Element lengths: 5.3m
  • Boom length: 6m
  • Gain; 10dBi/7.5dBd
  • F/B ratio; 16dB
  • Feedpoint impedance: 50 Ω
  • SWR: < 1.5:1
  • Power handling: 500W p.e.p
  • Weight; 9kg.

 



TEV-1 broadband HF vertical allows HF 3.5~30MHz operation

$279 AUD

In stock!

The TET-Emtron model TEV-1 is an 8.5 metre long vertical broadband HF antenna designed by Andrews Communications and TET-Emtron.
The TEV-1 comprises six 1.5m long sections of aluminium tubing.
All stainless steel hardware and rugged aluminium construction ensures
long term and reliable operation.

The TEV-1 should be mounted on top of a metal pole. The antenna's
height may be set from only 30cm (one foot) above ground level to virtually any height above ground. However, the OPTIMUM height for a vertical HF (80m to 10m bands) antenna is 3m, or 10 ft. above ground. 

In the case of mounting the TEV-1 above a metal roof, it should be mounted at a height of, preferably 3m or 10 ft. above a metal roof to reduce excessive ground reflection. The antenna is already pre-drilled.
Minimum mounting height above a metal roof for HF vertical antennas covering 80m~10m bands is at least 2m, preferably 3m or 10 ft.

By following the simple instructions, you will find that the antenna is quite easy to assemble.

TEV-1's impedance range is typically in the range of 200~300 ohms across most of HF. Fitting a 4:1 balun to the TEV-1's feed point will reduce that impedance range to 50~75 ohms, making it easy for almost all coaxial cable feed antenna tuners to match that impedance range to 50 ohms.

A 4:1 balun establishes an intermediary impedance transformation step between the 50 ohm impedance of the coaxial cable feed and the typical 200~300 ohms feed point of the TEV-1.

A 4:1 balun significantly reduces lossy impedance mismatching at the
TEV-1's feed-point and allows easier antenna tuner tuning due to a lower SWR being present at the transceiver end of the coaxial cable run.

We know that coax cable feed type automatic antenna tuners fitted internally in many modern HF SSB amateur radio transceivers will often
tune the apparent SWR down to <1.5:1 when transmitting into a TEV-1 with a 4:1 balun fitted at the TEV-1's feed-point. These automatic antenna tuners typically have an impedance tuning range of 16~150
ohms (i.e. up to 3:1 SWR).

The same situation applies to similar design external automatic antenna tuners made by the same amateur radio transceiver manufacturers.

Whether internal, or external, these conventional design automatic
antenna tuners typically employ air-spaced tuning capacitors which
limits their impedance matching range to about 3:1.

By comparison, automatic antenna tuners which have a microprocessor controlled selection of a wide range of fixed/lumped inductors and capacitors can often impedance match from around 10:1 down to <2:1.    

Some methods of feeding the antenna are:

  • By fitting a 4:1 balun at the feed point, then running 50 ohm coax
    from the TEV-1 to an antenna tuner and radio at the shack
  • By running a long wire from the TEV-1 to the shack, then into a high impedance automatic antenna tuner at the shack which would then connect via coax patch lead to your radio. The best short length
    coax patch lead is 90cm/3 ft. long. Most MFJ, LDG, or MAT antenna tuners will tune high impedance antennas. Dedicated automatic long wire antenna tuners such as the Yaesu FC-40 or Icom AH-4 will tune the swr of most long wires down to well below 2:1.
  • You could add an inductor if the antenna is too short electrically simply by fitting a base loading coil in series with the antenna. However, the TEV-1 may then be too long electrically and/or present too much inductive reactance for some antenna tuners to tune the SWR down below 2:1 on the higher frequency bands, e.g. on 28MHz
  • Directly with 450 Ohm ribbon going from the TEV-1 to the shack,
    then into a 4:1 balun, antenna tuner and radio at the shack.


 

 BENELEC UHF CB BASE STATION ANTENNAS!
 
Type Price $(AUD)
BENELEC UHF CB 6dBd/8dBi high-grade base station vertical white fibreglass antenna with stainless steel base tube section and integrated N-F socket.
Length is 2.1m.
Normally in stock!
$229.00
BENELEC UHF CB 9dBd/11dBi high grade base station vertical white fibreglass antenna with stainless steel base tube section and integrated N-F socket.
Length is 3.5m.
Normally in stock!
$349.00

UHF & 27MHz CB MOBILE ANTENNAS

GME AE4018K1 UHF CB mobile antenna...A$99

AE4018K1, 6.5dBi gain elevated feed UHF CB mobile fibreglass
antenna with heavy-duty spring, 4.5m of low-loss foam
dielectric RG-58 coax cable and separate PL-259 plug.

Complete AE4018K1 package...A$99.


 Freighting or mailing of antennas is at an additional cost.
 
Prices are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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ZCG ZG140 black ground plane independent
 
27MHz (AM/SSB) CB mobile antenna...A$169

Freighting or mailing of antennas and accessories is at extra cost.
Prices are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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Please order by phone; 02 9688 4301/9636 9060/9896 8972,
by email; radioandrews@hotmail.com or by mail;
P.O. Box 240, Pendle Hill, NSW, 2145.

Please take all necessary safety precautions when installing antennas!
Base station verticals installed in high wind areas must be well-guyed!
One year warranty on all new antennas we sell. Warranty will be void
when antennas are customer damaged, environmentally damaged or
otherwise damaged. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure
antenna screws are tight. Do not overtighten antenna screws.
We must drill out screws that are seized due to overtightening!
Don't apply glue to antennas! Heatshrinking ant. screws is OK!

Don't over-tighten antenna screws or apply glue to antennas!
Warranty does not apply to loosening of antennas or their
 sections due to improper maintenance, care or installation.
Warranty will be void if products are customer damaged
or environmentally damaged or otherwise damaged.
Antenna warranty applies only to manfacturing faults.
Note; fibreglass antenna sections will be damaged if
clamps or U-bolts are fitted to those sections!
All prices are subject to change without notice
or obligation due to exchange rate variations.
Freighting or mailing antennas costs extra.
Prices confirmed for all antennas in stock.
Warranty only applies to factory faults.
Warranty cover is not insurance cover.

 


UHF CB 477MHz mobile antennas with 5/16" ferrule

(Exception is model 4779R which has an integrated PL259)
 
Type Price $(AUD)
PACTEL, 1/4-wave, 15cm, "Rubber Ducky" UHF whip w/5/16" ferrule $15.00
PACTEL, Heavy-duty 3dB gain 1/2-wave UHF CB "Rubber Ducky"  mobile antenna with integrated PL-259 plug. Length 33cm. Model 4779R $39.00
Andrews black fibreglass 4.5dBi gain, 1-coil, 64cm long, 5/16" ferrule $19.00
Pactel black stainless steel 4.5dBi, 1-coil, 58cm long, 5/16" ferrule $19.00
Pactel plain stainless steel 4.5dBi, 1-coil, 58cm long, 5/16" ferrule $19.00
Andrews PLA adaptor.
 
PL-259 to 5/16" brass thread ferrule adaptor has Delrin insulation.
Has nickel plated brass PL-259 collar for increased
strength, compared to Delrin-only moulding.

$29.00

MOBILE ONE
M475HD Heavy Duty fibreglass black mobile 2-coil design collinear antenna with 3 active sections. Is 85cm long, with 5dBi gain.
 
$69.00
 Normally in stock

ANDREWS/D&G 5.5dBi black elevated feed tube with black fibreglass, 2-coil (1/4-wave + 1/2-wave + 1/2-wave), 5/16" ferrule whip with spring and 3.7m of RG-58 with fitted FME socket & FME/PL-259 adaptor!
Total length 1.28m. Has extra-high 7.5dBi gain!

Includes 1/4-wave "rubber duck" whip antenna, too! 
 

$149.00

All-black high performance package!

SWR-2 HF SWR METER

 

OPEK SWR-2 SWR meter...$49

Covers 1.7MHz~30MHz+

Prices are subject to change without notice or obligation

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Please order by phone; 02 9688 4301/9636 9060/9896 8972,
by email; radioandrews@hotmail.com or by mail;
P.O. Box 240, Pendle Hill, NSW, 2145.

Please take all necessary safety precautions when installing antennas!
Base station verticals installed in high wind areas must be well-guyed!
One year warranty on all new antennas we sell. Warranty will be void
when antennas are customer damaged, environmentally damaged or
otherwise damaged. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure
antenna screws are tight. Do not overtighten antenna screws.
We must drill out screws that are seized due to overtightening!
Don't apply glue to antennas! Heatshrinking ant. screws is OK!

Don't over-tighten antenna screws or apply glue to antennas!
Warranty does not apply to loosening of antennas or their
 sections due to improper maintenance, care or installation.
Warranty will be void if products are customer damaged
or environmentally damaged or otherwise damaged.
Antenna warranty applies only to manfacturing faults.
Note; fibreglass antenna sections will be damaged if
clamps or U-bolts are fitted to those sections!
All prices are subject to change without notice
or obligation due to exchange rate variations.
Freighting or mailing antennas costs extra.
Prices confirmed for all antennas in stock.
Warranty only applies to factory faults.
Warranty cover is not insurance cover.

 


 27MHz CB mobile antennas
 
Type Price $(AUD)
BENELEC 02153, MINI-STICK, 1.2m/4 ft. fibreglass helical whip with epoxy coating and fitted with a 5/16" ferrule $49.00
BENELEC 02154, HIAWATTA, 1.5m/5 ft. long fibreglass helical whip with epoxy coating and fitted with a 5/16" ferrule $49.00
Benelec 9 ft/2.6m stainless steel whip with MALE 1/2" coarse thread $149.00
PACTEL, HDB2, 2 ft./60cm long 27MHz helical whip has heavy duty 5/16" ferrule $39.00
PACTEL, RD-1, 1 ft./30cm long helical whip with 5/16" ferrule $29.00
Mobile One 6 ft./1.8m helical whip with 5/16" ferrule $69.00
Mobile One DX-270SS 6 ft./1.8m helical whip is fitted with an integral S/S spring which has a 1/2" 16tpi female Whitworth thread $169.00
Some antennas as not in stock from time-to-time. Call us re stock! Contact us!

27MHz base station vertical antennas

GRAZY MASTER 1/2-wave base station vertical...$269
Proudly made in Australia!

 

Type Price $(AUD)
GRAZY MASTER 1/2-wave base station vertical $269.00
HY-GAIN SPT-500 5/8-wave base station vertical WITH RADIALS $449.00
MACO V58A 5/8-wave base station vertical WITH RADIALS $379.00
Andrews and Benelec speaker-mics
Type Price $(AUD)
Andrews SM-1 suits selected Icom, Maxon, Uniden, GME radios $39.00
Benelec 07810S1 suits selected Icom, Maxon, Uniden, GME radios $39.00

Extension speakers
 
All incl. mounting bracket, ext. lead and 3.5mm plug


Benelec 08104B
(new "B" model)
 

Type Price $(AUD)
Axis - NEW - CB27 Compact rectangular speaker, 75 x 70 x 30mm $20.00
Benelec 08104B Rectangular speaker, 155mm x 67mm  $29.00
Benelec 08106 ROUND (58mm dia.) weather resistant speaker, 2W power rated. Five (5) pcs. in stock as of 07/07/17. $24.00
Benelec 08108 High power, 20W rated, heavy duty, 115mm x 115mm  $28.00
Dragon/Avair DRA-1302/SP-3 Square speaker, 92mm x 92mm $19.00
GME SPK04 Rectangular speaker, 115mm x 66mm $36.00

AVAIR high-specification dummy loads


DL-150M 150W (peak power) dummy load.
 Has PL-259 (UHF-M) plug fitted.
Good to 1GHz!
DL-150M...A$109.
 

Type Price $(AUD)
DL-150M 150W (peak) dummy load has PL-259 (UHF-M). Good to 1GHz $109.00
DL-150N 150W (peak) dummy load has N-plug fitted. Good to 3GHz $109.00
DL-200M 200W (peak) dummy load has PL-259 (UHF-M). Good to 1GHz $129.00
DL-200N 200W (peak) dummy load has N-plug fitted. Good to 3GHz  $129.00

Magnetic antenna bases

PACTEL MB1...A$69

Magnetic 5/16" cone base and lead assembly
 

Type Price $(AUD)
BENELEC "SUPER SUCKER" magnetic base kit (BASE ONLY) #027423.
Has large 120mm diameter magnetic base. Has no antenna base, no coaxial cable & no coax plug.
$79.00
DIAMOND K701M Magnetic base assembly has diameter of 160mm, SO-239 base, 1m of 1.5D-Q coax, 3m of 5DQ-II coax cable assembly and PL-259 (M-P). $159.00
DIAMOND K702M Magnetic base assembly has diameter of 160mm, SO-239 base, 4m of RG-58A/U coax cable and PL-259 (M-P) $129.00
 
DIAMOND SPM-35 Magnetic base assembly has diameter of100mm, SO-239 base, 4m of 3.5D-LFV coaxial cable & removable PL-259 plug $119.00
 
MFJ-336S Super-strong TRI-MOUNT has triangular base plate fitted with THREE super-strong 127mm (5") diameter magnetic bases, SO-239 socket, 5.1m (17') of coaxial cable and PL-259 plug. 
See MFJ's website for more details...
$169.00
 
PACTEL MB1 Magnetic base and lead assembly. Has 5/16" brass thread cone base, large 145mm diameter magnetic base, RG-58 coaxial cable & FME to PL-259 plug adaptor.

OK for thin or lightweight mobile whip antennas up to 80cm long.
 
$69.00
 
PACTEL MB2 Magnetic base and lead assembly. Has 5/16" brass thread cone base, 90mm diameter magnetic base, RG-58 coaxial
cable & FME to PL-259 plug adaptor.
 
$49.00
 

Avair accessories



SP5 --> ACTIVE/AMPLIFIED SPEAKER...A$99

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AV-SP (A)
New slimline extension speaker with
noise filter switch
and volume control...A$29

 

Type Price $(AUD)
Amplified/active extension speaker, SP5/MFJ-383. Audio output is 6W. Has volume control, on/off switch, mounting bracket and cigarette lighter plug/lead.  $99.00
Andrews mirror/roof bar right-angle bracket --> extra strong! $12.00
AV-400B Gutter bracket, similar to K400, dual-axis adjustment. Black. $29.00
AV-SP (A) New slimline extension speaker with noise filter switch and volume control! Includes metal mounting bracket and
2.8m of speaker cable with a 3.5mm mono plug fitted.
Dimensions; 100w x 70h x 30d mm (not including projections)
$29.00
AV-KE SO-239 base with 4m of RG-58 coax and PL-259 fitted. Now...$20.00
CH-510 DC-DC Voltage converter; 10A continuous rated 24V to 12V. Plenty in stock! Now...$49.00
(was A$69)
"VC" Speaker-mic type plug and coiled lead assembly has standard 2.5mm and 3.5mm plug moulding (spaced 10mm apart), open wire end $9.00
4-pin square 20A DC plug and lead assembly with in-line fuses, for (latest) Icom IC-7000, Kenwood TS-480 radios, etc. IW7000.  $49.00
 
6-pin rectangular 20A DC plug and lead assembly with in-line fuses, suitable for most 100W SSB amateur transceivers. IW2000. $39.00
AV-KW(4m) Standard "T" plug DC lead assembly, has two 10A in-line fuse holders with fuses. Suits most modern V/U mobile transceivers. $19.00
SP-3 Black 16cm sq. ext. speaker, includes mounting bracket/lead/plug $19.00

Axis mobile UHF CB antennas and accessories

AXIS AM98K-FME UHF 5/16" CONE BASE & COAX LEAD ASSEMBLY WITH FME SOCKET. FME-TO-PL-259 ADAPTOR INCLUDED...A$29

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AXIS PS-18-FME SIDE-ENTRY SO239 BASE & LEAD ASSEMBLY, WITH FME SOCKET FITTED & FME-TO-PL-259 ADAPTOR INCLUDED...A$39

Type Price $(AUD)
AXIS AM98K-FME. UHF 5/16" cone base fitted with 4.5m RG-58 coax cable and FME-F connector. Yes, FME-M to PL-259 adaptor is included! $29.00
AXIS AK-6S 6.5dB elevated feed s/s antenna package (no spring) $79.00
AXIS F477P 3dB thick rubber duck whip with hard-wired lead and plug $29.00
AXIS PS18-FME side-entry SO239 base & lead assembly. Has 4.5m long RG-58 coax cable lead. Complete with FME-to-PL259 adaptor.   $39.00

This is how NOT to mount a mobile UHF CB antenna on
a near-new upmarket Toyota Landcruiser...ouch!!



Wonderful through-grill mounting arrangement - ouch!!

There are many far less damaging and better performing antenna mounting arrangements available for this type of vehicle. Ask us!
 

ZCG UHF CB base station antennas
Type Price $(AUD)
ZCG 8dBi fibreglass vertical, 2.5m long, 100W rated, N-F (ZN2-77-06) $199.00
ZCG 12dBi fibreglass vertical, 3.3m long, 100W rated, N-F (ZN2-77-09) $329.00
Super discounted
24VDC to 12VDC regulated voltage converters!
Limited stocks of some models
Type Price $(AUD)
Avair CH-510 Palm sized switch mode, 10A. Plenty in stock! $59.00
Avair CH-620 Compact switch mode, 20A $69.00
Avair CH-630 Switch mode, 30A $99.00
Benelec Model 095410, 10A $49.00
Electro Parts RD-20, 20A  $99.00
Antenna switches for 27MHz-CB-only...$19 each.
Limited stock!



Pearce Simpson 3-position push-button antenna
switches with 4 x SO-239s fitted! Not recommended
for use above 30MHz. This is NOT a low-loss switch!


Please order by phone; 02 9688 4301/9636 9060/9896 8972,
by email; radioandrews@hotmail.com or by mail;
P.O. Box 240, Pendle Hill, NSW, 2145.
 

Andrews Communications Systems
Shop 8, 41-51 Bathurst St, Greystanes, NSW 2145
Telephone: (02) 9636 9060, (02) 9688 4301, (02) 9896 8972