Amateur radio antennas


ANDREWS COMMUNICATIONS STOCKS AUSTRALIA'S WIDEST RANGE OF
AMATEUR RADIO ANTENNAS!

Base station verticals installed in high wind speed areas must be guyed.

Please do NOT force coaxial cables and rotator cables through holes
in walls, especially brick walls! We have noticed increasing instances
of coaxial and rotator cables and their connectors being damaged due
to excessive pushing and twisting causing internal short/open circuits!
Where possible, please ensure coaxial cable lengths are in multiples
of a 1/2-wavelength (not in odd multiples of 1/4-wave lengths) on
every band, taking into account the coaxial cable's velocity factor.

Please don't instantly assume a new antenna is faulty, as <0.1% of
all new antennas (less for Japanese antennas) are faulty from new!
Antenna faults are actually due to the installation >80% of the time!

Antennas below represent a very small part of our antenna range.
We don't match overseas suppliers' prices, special offers, sales,
closeouts, etc., unless our suppliers offer us same/similar deals.

We must drill out screws that are seized due to overtightening!
Don't apply glue to antennas! Heatshrinking ant. screws is OK!

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

Please connect each section of multi-section VHF/UHF
 verticals' thin inner brass tube to the next section's thin
inner brass tube to ensure the antenna works properly!!

Prices are confirmed for all antennas currently in stock
We despatch antenna orders same day or next day!
Most antennas listed are actually in stock.
Some antennas require special ordering.
Page updated 16-02-24

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.

MASSIVE STOCKS OF A WIDE RANGE OF
AMATEUR RADIO ANTENNAS HERE!

TET-EMTRON TEV-1 HF-bands vertical...A$279
 Countless hundreds sold! Performs best from 80m/3.5MHz~10m/28MHz. Requires guying.
Fitting an optional 4:1 balun to the TEV-1 will greatly reduce the TEV-1's feedpoint SWR.
Hundreds sold to very satisfied amateurs.
Plenty of TEV-1 antennas normally in stock!

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***SCOOP PURCHASE...A$2 each!***

ALINCO EA-0088 70cm BNC h/held whip, 10cm (left)...A$2 ea.
ALINCO EA-0058 2m BNC h/held whip, 15cm (right)...A$2 ea.

Suitable for all 70cm or 2m handheld transceivers w/BNC socket

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MASSIVE SHIPMENT OF RADIO OASIS
G5RV ANTENNAS ARRIVED!!



Radio Oasis G5RV antennas!

Radio Oasis "Junior" G5RV, 40m~10m, 51 ft.
(15.5m) long broadband half-size G5RV dipole
with 16 ft. (4.9m) of #18 ladder line...A$179.
SOLD OUT!

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Radio Oasis "Full size" G5RV, 80m~10m, 102 ft.
(31m) long broadband full-size G5RV dipole
with 32 ft. (9.8m) of #18 ladder line...A$249.
Plenty in stock!
Sea freight shipment ARRIVED!

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Radio Oasis "Senior" G5RV, 160m~10m, 204 ft.
(63m) long broadband double-size G5RV dipole
with 63 ft (19.2m) of #18 ladder line...A$399.
Plenty in stock!
Sea freight shipment ARRIVED!

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DX Engineering special plate/bracket KIT for fitting to
Hustler 4BTV/5BTV/6BTV vertical antennas. This neat
kit allows a convenient connection from your coaxial
cable's PL-259 plug into the plate's SO-239 socket.
Plate can be turned and set to one of three positions.

Model DXE-AOK-DCF...A$149
In stock!

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ANDREWS COMMUNICATIONS NOW STOCKS
THE WONDER-WAND RANGE OF AMATEUR
ANTENNA TUNERS AND ACCESSORIES!
Exclusive Australia/NZ distributor
See product list below...



WonderWand Widebander II antenna tuner for 160m~70cm!
Ideal for FT-817ND, FT-818ND, IC-705 multiband transceivers.
Inc. 122cm/15cm telescopic whip, BNC/wire antenna adaptor!
WonderWand Widebander II antenna tuner package...A$369.
 Not a Yaesu or Icom product.  Made in U.K.

YES, IN STOCK as at 16-02-24!

Note that Widebander II can plug directly
into a FT-817/FT-818's SO-239 socket!

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Widebander II tuning SWR down on 40m...

WonderWand Widebander II antenna tuner for 160m~70cm!
One of our best customers who operates mostly portable 
purchased an IC-705 transceiver and a AH-705 automatic
antenna tuner from us a while ago. He recently purchased
a Widebander II manual antenna tuner from us. He easily
manually tuned the SWR on 40m down to 1.1:1  using the
Widebander II's included 1.22m/48" long telescopic whip
antenna and a wire counterpoise going to a copper ground
stake. RF grounding is important! A counterpoise wire is not
included with the Widebander II. More excellent SWR tuning
examples; 1.1:1 on 50MHz, 1.1:1 on 20m & 1.5:1 on 160m!! 

Widebander II can fit onto the optional Comet
CST-30 antenna mounting bracket assembly
which mounts onto the side of an IC-705!
Above assembly needs only a right angle
PL-259 to SO-239 coaxial adaptor. Simply
plug in the Widebander II's 122cm telescopic
whip antenna =OR= included BNC to two-wire
terminal post adaptor, connect an antenna wire
and a counterpoise wire; then tune to the lowest
SWR on the desired band. Wonderwand II
antenna tuner tunes from 160m to 70cm!
A wire counterpoise is recommended when
operating portable. All above products are
normally in stock. Widebander II & Comet
CST-30 are not Icom/Yaesu products.

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Wonder-Loop-750 antenna tuner
covers 7~50MHz...A$249

YES, IN STOCK as at 16-02-24!

Can plug directly into FT-817/818
"SO-239/UHF/M" antenna socket.

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Tuneable Counterpoise System Mk.6.
Tunes earth or antenna; 5~30MHz.
T.C.S. antenna tuner...A$169

PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDER!

Can plug directly into FT-817/818
"SO-239/UHF/M" antenna socket!

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FT-817/818 Adjustable stand...A$39.
Transceiver NOT included, of course!

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 COMET brand CST-30 antenna mounting bracket complete with
BNC plug, coax cable and SO-239 antenna socket assembly!
Ideal for FT-817ND/FT-818ND & IC-705 transceivers...A$129.
Image will be improved as soon as possible. Transceiver is

NOT included! Comet CST-30 is not a Icom/Yaesu product.
Normally in stock! 

 

Type Price $(AUD)
ALL prices are subject to change with notice or obligation due to exchange rate variations. Special orders require either an irrevocable deposit or full payment up-front. We don't stock any Arrow antennas.
However, Arrow antennas are available on special order from us.
 
Butternut HF-2V 80m-40m high-performance, 9.8m long, vertical.
Available from the USA on your order with deposit.
P.O.A.
Butternut HF-6VX 80-40-30-20-15-10m vertical, 7.9m tall.
Available from the USA on your order with deposit.
P.O.A.
Butternut HF-9V 80-40-30-20-17-15-12-10-6m vertical, 7.9m tall
Available from the USA on your order with deposit.
P.O.A.
Butternut GRK Ground Radial Kit (comprises multiple radial wires).

IN STOCK as at 16-02-24.
$149.00
In stock!
 
Coaxial cables/plugs are on our Antenna Accessories & Benelec pages Call us...
EGG style insulators. Black, plastic, 35w x 25h x25d mm.
Suitable for dipoles and long wire antennas, etc.
In stock almost all of the time!

$2.00 ea.

Plenty in stock as @ 08-05-23
EGG style insulators. HEAVY DUTY WHITE PORCELIN type!
Size; 60w x 35h x 35d mm. Rated to 150kg. strain and accepts up to 3mm diameter of actual wire (plus normal thickness of insulation).
Suitable for L-O-N-G and/or heavy dipoles & long wire antennas, etc.
In stock almost all of the time!

$4.00 ea.

Plenty in stock as @ 08-05-23
Special direct-coax-feed al. plate package by DX Engineering. Includes SO-239, etc. Suits Hustler BTVs. Model DXE-AOK-DCF.

$149.00 ea.

In stock as @ 26-06-23


Suits Hustler 4BTV, 5BTV & 6BTV verticals!

 
Hustler 4BTV 40-20-15-10m trapped vertical, 6.5m/21' tall.
 
$599.00
Limited stock!
Hustler 5BTV 80-40-20-15-10m trapped vertical, 7.5m/24' tall
 
$699.00
In stock!
Hustler 6BTV 80-40-30-20-15-10m trapped vertical, 7.3m/24' tall
 
NEW LOW PRICE!

Now $749.00
(was A$799)
In stock!

Supplementary shipment here!
MOBILE STAINLESS STEEL WHIP ANTENNAS...
Ferrules not included
 
MOBILE STAINLESS STEEL WHIP ANTENNA
Stainless steel 1.5m long with anti-rf-corona whip top.
Diameter of 3mm.
Ideal length for a 1/4-wave whip on the 6m band.
In stock!
$25.00
In stock!
Optional ferrule to suit above 1.5m long, 3mm dia. S/S whip.
Normally in stock
$25.00
MOBILE STAINLESS STEEL WHIP ANTENNA
Stainless steel 1.2m long with anti-rf-corona whip top. 
Diameter of 2.5mm.
In stock!
$25.00
In stock!
Optional ferrule to suit above 1.2m long, 2.5mm dia. S/S whip.
Normally in stock
$25.00
MOBILE STAINLESS STEEL WHIP ANTENNA by YAESU
Stainless steel 1.0m long with anti-rf-corona whip top. 
Diameter of 2mm. Replacement Yaesu whip for Yaesu ATAS-120A.
We do NOT have ferrules to suit this 1mm dia. antenna. In stock!
$25.00
In stock!
OPEK HVT-600B NEW mobile 80m~2m multi-tapped whip in stock!
A very popular mobile antenna, indeed!
$199.00
Sold out!
PNH-22 Deluxe telescoping fibreglass mast, 7-section 6.4m long.
Place your order for sea freight delivery
$189.00
Sold out!
Radio Oasis G5RV/JUNIOR 40m-10m 51 ft. (15.5m) long centre- fed broadband dipole with 16 ft. (4.9m) of heavy-duty 450-ohm ladder line and SO-239.
Main transmitting bands; 40m, 20m, 15m & 10m!
Useable on 30m, 17m & 12m WARC bands if using an antenna tuner.
Requires coax cable from antenna to radio.

$179.00

SOLD OUT!

 
Radio Oasis G5RV/FULL SIZE 80m-10m 102 ft. (31m) long centre- fed broadband dipole with 32 ft. (9.8m) of heavy-duty 450-ohm ladder line and SO-239.
Main transmitting bands; 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m & 10m!
Useable on 30m, 17m & 12m WARC bands if using an antenna tuner.
Requires coax cable from antenna to radio.

$249.00

Plenty in stock!

Supplementary shipment arrived!

 


 
Radio Oasis G5RV/SENIOR 160m-10m 204 ft. (62m) long centre-fed broadband dipole with 63'/19.2m of heavy-duty 450-ohm ladder line and SO-239.
Main transmitting bands; 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 & 10m!
Useable on 30m, 17m & 12m WARC bands if using an antenna tuner.
Requires coaxial cable from antenna to radio. This antenna can be erected as an inverted-V with a minimum included angle of 120.

$399.00

Plenty in stock!

Supplementary shipment arrived!

 

 


TET-Emtron TEV-1 Broadband HF untuned (no traps) vertical!

Many hundreds sold to very satisfied amateurs!
 
Performs best from 80m/3.5MHz to 10m/28MHz.
Rated to accept 500W maximum RF carrier power.
Custom designed by and made for Andrews Communications.

Comprises 6-sections of 1.5m long aluminium telescoping tubing. Total length is 8.5m (28 ft.). Includes two U-bolts. Accepts mast diameters of up 32mm. Performs as an end-fed random length vertical on HF.
 
The TEV-1 is NOT a free-standing antenna. It requires a minimum of one set of non-conducting guy wires to be attached about 2/3 the way up the antenna, i.e. about 5.5m the antenna's base, or at the top of
its 4th telescoping aluminium tubing section. We recommend using 6mm/ 1/4" (or greater diameter) polyester UV-stabilised rope.
This is similar rope to venetian blind cord but it's twice as thick!

Please DON'T use heavier/thicker rope as that will make the antenna far more likely to bend/collapse in strong strong winds! Use an additional one or two sets of guy ropes. Do NOT use heavier guy ropes!! Do NOT fit guy ropes to the exact centre/mid-point of the antenna as that is the point of maximum bending moment, which means maximum force will be applied to that set of guy ropes, therefore making them far more likely to break!!

If the TEV-1 is to be erected in a very high wind speed area then a second set of non-conducting guy wires should ALSO (i.e. in addition to the first set) be attached about 1/3 up the antenna, i.e. about the 2.8m point above ground, or at the top of the 2nd telescoping aluminium tubing section.

We strongly recommend fitting a 4:1 balun to the feed-point of this super-popular untuned base station vertical antenna in order to achieve closer impedance matching to 50 ohm coaxial cable.

Keep in mind that almost all amateur radio transceiver manufacturers' coaxial cable feed automatic antenna tuners will NOT reduce the swr presented to the transceiver to below 2:1 on most HF amateur bands when connected to a TEV-1, unless a 4:1 balun is fitted to the TEV-1!

We haven't heard of any instance whereby an amateur transceiver's internal or external coaxial cable feed automatic antenna tuner or any manual antenna tuner hasn't been able to reduce the apparent swr presented to the transceiver to less than 2:1 swr when a 4:1 balun has been fitted to a TEV-1!

TEV-1's impedance range is typically in the range of 200~300ohms.
Fitting a 4:1 balun will reduce that impedance range to 50~75 ohms.

Traditionally, almost all coaxial cable feed automatic antenna tuners manufactured by amateur radio transceiver manufacturers will only match impedances between about 16 ohms and 150 ohms (i.e. up to about 3:1 swr) to 50 ohms and must have low reactance (+/- j ohms).
 

$279.00

Normally in stock!








TET-Emtron TEV-1 BAL-BRAK Aluminium mounting bracket kit.
This kit allow easy mounting of several popular antenna balun models.
In stock almost all of the time.
$19.00
In stock!
Hustler USA 2" diameter 3/8" 24tpi heavy duty reinforced ball-mount antenna base is 180° angle adjustable!
Coaxial cable can be attached underneath the Cycolac insulating base.
In stock almost all of the time.

$69.00
Limited or no stock!

WONDER WAND ANTENNAS AND ANTENNA TUNERS
Proudly made in the U.K.

*WIDE-BANDER II HF-VHF-UHF antenna tuner covers 1.8MHz~440MHz (160m~70cm).
An excellent performer! WIDE-BANDER II...A$369.
Includes new 122cm/4 ft. telescopic whip antenna and BNC
to red/black wire antenna & wire counterpoise adaptor!
YES, IN STOCK as at 16-02-24!

*WONDER-LOOP "750" Mk.2 covers 7~50MHz (40m~6m) and includes a copper loop wire terminated with lugs...A$249.
YES, IN STOCK as at 16-02-24!
Does NOT cover 1.8MHz~7MHz
(I.e. does NOT cover the 160m, 80m & 60m bands)!

*TUNEABLE COUNTERPOISE SYSTEM Mk.6. Now...A$169.
Covers 5~30MHz (40m~10m). Use in-line to tune either a counterpoise wire or an antenna wire! 
Normally in stock!
Does NOT cover 1.8MHz~5MHz (i.e. does NOT cover the 160m, 80m & 60m bands).

*FT-817/FT-818 ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT STAND...A$39.
Please place your order...

ALL Wonder-Wand products are excellent quality & work well!

Selected Wonder-Wand products are normally in stock!
 


WONDER WAND ANTENNAS AND ANTENNA TUNERS

 

Search antennas from MFJ and other manufacturers on our antenna pages. We stock Australia's widest range of amateur radio antennas!
Prices subject to change without notice or obligation due to exchange rate variations and are based on seafreighting (from USA)!
Call us with your requirements...
Some recommendations re installing HF multiband vertical antennas...

1. MOUNTING ON A METAL ROOF, USING A METAL POLE

If you have access to a flat, or slightly pitched, metal roof then you should mount your HF vertical on top of a 3m long metal pole that is placed in the centre of that roof. The larger the surface area of a shed's roof, then the higher the HF vertical should be mounted above that roof in order to reduce the increased radio wave reflection caused by that roof's larger metal surface area.
Doing so will reduce the radiation angle and will also reduce detuning of the antenna downwards in frequency.
In this example, the guying radials don't need to be metal and, in fact, there is no need for them to be metal.
Polyester rope of, say 6mm in diameter, is recommended for guying.
If you're mounting your HF vertical on a full metal shed then you should ground the shed in at least two diagonally opposing corners.

2.  MOUNTING ON A VERTICAL METAL POLE WITH WIRE RADIALS

If you want to reduce your HF vertical's ground losses but not increase its angle of radiation then you should mount your vertical on top of a 3m-4m long metal pole. Ensure the metal pole is properly grounded.
Try not to mount your vertical at, or just above, ground level!
Next, run at least 3 (preferably 4 or more) wire radials (these can also be used as guy wires) from where the HF vertical is clamped to the metal mounting pole down to ground level at an angle of between 20 to 50 degree angle (measured from horizontal up).
An angle of 45 degrees is best, for several technical reasons.
Next, place a circle of wire at ground level - ensuring your vertical's mounting pole is in the centre of that circle. Where the wire radials meet the ground attach the end of each wire radial to the circle of wire, with equal spacing. Doing so will form a skeletal conically shaped ground plane.
This arrangement reduces the need to install one or more 1/4 wavelength long (+5%, less K factor) ground plane radials per band, whilst still providing a good ground plane effect. However, by adding additional ground plane radials a vertical antenna will perform better and each one of those radials can then be tuned on each respective band for the lowest swr vs. frequency within those bands. The TOTAL length of each radial should be measured from the base of the vertical antenna right down to the tip of each radial!

3. MOUNTING ON A METAL VERTICAL POLE - WITH HORIZONTAL ALUMINIUM TUBING RADIALS TO IMPROVE GROUND PLANE EFFECT

Obtain three (3) 4m long lengths of aluminium tubes of say 19mm diameter with 1.6mm wall thickness. Drill two closely spaced holes halfway along each tube to allow for the fitting of one U-bolt per tube (two holes per U-bolt). We recommend physically strengthening each 19mm tube by inserting and centreing up to a 1m long aluminium tube (of 16mm dia. x 1.6mm thick) inside each 19mm tube, before drilling. 
Fit one U-bolt at this halfway point of each tube, ensuring each U-bolt will clamp around the vertical antenna's supporting metal pole. 
Next, loosely clamp all three tubes to the mounting pole, underneath the vertical antenna's mounting point. Splay the tubes out evenly (60 degrees apart), then tighten all three U-bolts. This arrangement will create six (6) 2m long radials spaced 60 degrees apart.
To enhance the ground plane effect, simply clamp multi-stranded wire from one radial's tip to the next radial's tip, thereby forming a circle. The ground plane assembly will then look similar to a "wagon wheel" (or skeletal ground plane) when viewed from above or below. You could even add a (second) inner circle of wire to further improve the ground plane effect of this so-called "wagon wheel". This ground plane is often more effective than the ground plane performance of average suburban areas. Commercially manufactured multiband HF verticals are tuned for operation in average suburban backyards when ground-mounted on a metal pole only 30cm~1m long.

4. If you want to adjust the height of your multiband vertical to the optimum height then you should use a telescoping tubing mast. Many amateurs have found that it's best to test the antenna at every 50cm level of height (or at least every metre) when the antenna is mounted on top of a metal ground plane (e.g. on a roof). Check the resonant frequency (which is often the point of lowest swr) on every operational band and also check the antenna's receiving performance. A beacon is usually a good indicator, as most beacons are constantly transmitting.

The higher a vertical is mounted above a ground plane, the lower will be the effective angle of radiation. The higher the frequency, the higher the antenna should be mounted, in order to achieve a lower angle of radiation. You should record signal levels daily on all the operational bands of the antenna, noting signal peaks on those bands at different antenna heights!  

Check the antenna's receiving performance on each band over several days before making subsequent height adjustments. About 2.5~3m in height is best for average length 80~10m verticals (6~8m long) and 3.5~4m for longer (9m+ long) 80~10m verticals when mounted above a good sized metal ground plane, such as a metal house roof, carport or garage.
Thanks to Phil Haig for the above "optimum antenna height" info!
 

 
 

Instructions for attaching an N-type connector.
Kindly supplied by RF Industries Australia Pty Ltd


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