DX Engineering’s New ATSA-1 Stealth Antenna System Puts Amateur Radio into Stealth Mode
Amateur Radio operators can now get on the air, even in neighborhoods with antenna restrictions. Hide antennas in the trees and shrubbery so they´re nearly invisible.
Akron, OH (PRWEB) January 17, 2012
DX Engineering´s new ATSA-1 Stealth Antenna System allows Amateur Radio operators living in antenna-restricted neighborhoods to get on the air easily. The short, nearly invisible 26-foot wire can cover all bands 40 meters and up. Using a 45-foot wire will extend coverage to 80 meters. This complete system includes a tuning unit, ATSA MatchBoxx, stainless steel radial plate, antenna wire, bias tee, 2 insulators, radial wire, and all hardware.
The low profile Remote Tuning Unit is easily hidden–just “plant” it in the bushes or shrubs with the supplied spikes and lay out the minimum length radials. You can further camouflage the Tuning Unit with a plastic boulder or other items available at most landscaping stores.
The ATSA-1´s tuning engine contains 20,000 non-volatile memories. It features an L-network with wide matching capability, 1.8 to 30 MHz coverage, heavy-duty 10 amp/1000 volt relays, and is rated at 200 watts SSB/CW. The included bias tee is used to insert 12 VDC from a user-supplied power source on the coaxial cable to the remote tuner.
DX Engineering includes the ATSA MatchBoxx module, which allows use of almost any length wire–no more “forbidden” lengths as with other end-fed systems. An optional 80 Meter Coil Kit (DXE-SA80-AOK) allows the user to adjust feedpoint impedance to achieve the lowest SWR on the 80 meter band without affecting operation on the higher frequency bands.
For more information or to order, visit http://www.dxengineering.com.
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