|Customer Reviews for the AV-620.|
|From: Gianni Somma IZ8DWV|
|I have placed this antenna on the balcony of my condominium, precisely following with precision the contained instruction manual, and the result is excellent with low values of VSWR and you improve of those expectations with excellent bandwidth and stupendous signals in receipt! I am very satisfied and will recommend the product to everybody. |
73 de Gianni IZ8DVW.
|From: Giovanni IW0GVG|
|From: kraenzle stefan do2kra|
|nice antenna ! |
check the manual av-620 page nr. \"10\" !!
-- it´s the same as page nr. \"10\" in the manual av-640 --
this confuses you a lot when assambling the antenna!!!
do your custumers a favor - please correct it !!!
|From: Eddy KY0F|
|I had to request a couple of small parts that didn't make it into the box, and a replacement for a rod that was improperly threaded. Customer service sent them right out.|
I spent most of a week putting this together across my deck with Butternut "not butter" anti-oxidizing grease. I stood it up a couple of times on a 10ft pole to tune each band with my MFJ 259b. Then I had to repair a cold solder joint in the matching box. In short - HY-Gain quality control could use some work. BUT.....
Once I got it up on top of 20ft of pole connected to the roof on the back of my house, I was extremely pleased. I have worked stations around the world on 10,12, 15 and 20M with only 100 watts. I have worked stations across the US on 6 and 17.
I bought the 620 instead of the 640 to minimize the "ugly antenna" factor for the neighbors. So far, no complaints; with the leaves on the trees you can only see a few feet of the top above the roofline from the street.
It’s a little hassle to tune up and put up, but a great antenna for low visibility and high performance. I would definitely recommend to other Hams, just don't be in a hurry to put it up.
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