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Antennas: HF Mobile & Accessories (including mounts)

Mfg and model # = Outbacker Perth 10-80m Vertical Antenna
Name = John, Anchorage, AK
Call = KL7JR
Category type = HF Vertical Antenna (mobile)
Rating = 5 Excellent
Time owned = 10 years
Purchased new or used? = New

Comments = Tuning instructions were simple to follow, and I was up
 and running in about 10 minutes.  In the past 10 years I've used the
 Outbacker on a couple of vehicles, a boat and several times from my
 canoe activating islands.  Switching bands is easy and fast with the
 supplied plug and play jumper wire. Over the years I've worked a lot
 of DX with this antenna, and I can honestly say I never had a bit of
 trouble with this antenna.  I will purchase the new Outbacker with
 160 meters in the near future.  This is a ruggedly built quality product
 and I highly recommend it.  73, de Yukon John, KL7JR
KL7JR at Yahoo.com

Brand and Model number*:

Model # JT405C Jet Stream
Your first name*:Bart
Call Sign*:kd8gtp
Type of equipment reveiwed- Be specific! Example Yaesu FT-107 Hf transceiver, Hustler 4btv vertical antenna*:
Model # JT405C Trunk lip mount w/cable/connector
Your overall rating (5 is excellent, 1 is poor)*:1
Enter time owned or used, years/months*:6months
Purchased new or used*:new
Comments about the equipment in your own words*:
I bought this new from R&L in Ohio. The product looks/feels solid. But after 3 months the washers dried and cracked, the set screws rusted, and the others bolts rusted. This was installed in April and started rusting before it saw snow/salt. Jetstream offered to replace it at my expense to return it. I didn't take them up on the offer. I'm sure another one would rust as well. Pay a little more and buy comet.diamond.

Posted 05-13-2012

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