have owned two of these a99 in the past 25 years left first one at old house when I moved in 2003 went past and was still there going strong 2018
Lenard Skinard |
I have used moonraker6 and just about everything out there over the last 35 years. The A99 has preformed as good or better than any of them. FOR SKIP IT CAN'T BE BEAT FOR THE MONEY.its all I use now. They will take much higher peak watts than rated, just keep the key wattage down to about 20 on your kicker and let her swing. 36 to 40 feet high is awesome.
I have bought 3 A99 antennas through out my radio communication career.Great Antenna & cost
John Dyson |
I bought my A-99 in 2003 and it's been a great antenna! I replaced the top element with a 102 inch steel whip and I believe it helps the TX quite a bit. I've talked all over the world with my RCI 2950 stock on a power supply in my house. I have the ground plain kit which I believe helps with DX (skip). The dbi gain is superior to other antennas which cost a lot more and are bigger. I have it about 10 feet above the peak of the roof and wala'.... I'd buy another in a heart beat... I'll be 10-6 on the side...
Tha Dood |
Great CB antenna for multiple applications! Being a 1/2-wave antenna it's ideal for in valley work to talk locally to CB'ers around you. Base to mobile of up to 25 miles is possible. For HAM works, the low gain characteristics work well (With an antenna tuner.) on 10M, 12M, 15M, and 17M. In a pinch it can work on 20M, but don't expect to be a DX flame thrower there. And international shortwave reception is good as well, about 15MHz. A general coverage shortwave radio will come to life with this antenna to hear HAM's, military, marine mobile, INT broadcasters, broadcast auxiliaries, and even pirate stations. A good all around antenna!