DXE Fall Catalog 10

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Base
Stations
NEW from Your
“Favorite DX”
This unit has the latest DSP technologies used in the IC-7800/7700 transceivers
plus Icom’s 45 years of analog circuit expertise to give you a pronounced performance
advantage. Power Requirement: 13.8 Vdc @ 23A. Dimensions: 13.4" W x 4.5" H x 11" D.
Weight: 25 lbs.
• Covers 160-6 meter transmit bands and 30 KHz-60 MHz receive
• Two x 100 watt output for SSB, CW, FM, RTTY, PSK31
• One 30 watt output for AM
• 101 scannable memory channels
• Separate DSP units for transmitter/receiver and spectrum scope
• Three built-in 1st IF (roofing) filters: 3, 6 and 15 KHz
• Double conversion receiver with image rejection mixer to improve in-band IMD
• Two SO-239 antenna connectors with automatic antenna selector
• Widescreen 5.8" (400 x 240 pixel) display
• High-resolution real-time scope using a dedicated DSP unit
• USB connectors for keyboards, flash memory drives, and PCs
• Built-in PSK and RTTY operation with a USB keyboard—PC not required
• DC power cable, spare fuses, CW key plug, HM-36 hand mic, carrying handle
ICO-IC-7600
High Performance Transceiver ..................................CALL/WEB
IC-7800
Deluxe HF/50 MHz
Transceiver
The ultimate fusion of 45 years of
analog RF circuit development and
cutting-edge digital technology.
You get dual receivers with an
astonishing 110 dB dynamic range,
+40 dB 3rd order intercept point in HF, and many other features. No other transceiver
comes close! Dimensions: 16.6" W x 5.9" H x 17.1" D. Weight: 55 lbs.
• Covers 160-6 meter transmit bands and 30 KHz-60 MHz receive
• Five x 200 watt output (5 x 50 watt AM)
• USB, LSB, CW, RTTY, PSK-31, AM, FM, SSB DATA modes
• 101 scannable memory channels
• Four 32-bit floating point DSP units and 24-bit AD/DA converters
• Built-in power supply (85-265 Vac)
• Ultra high stability oscillator
• Main and sub receivers, separate 50 MHz preamp and mixer
• Digital twin passband tuning
• 7" color TFT LCD with spectrum scope S-meter and RTTY/PSK31 decode messages
• 16-step variable DSP noise reduction
• Multi-function adjustable electronic memory keyer (DSP waveform shaping)
• Digital RF speech compressor, voice synthesizer, mic equalizer
• RTTY/PSK-31 without PC connection
• CF memory card for setting storage
• Digital voice recorder (200 second RX/99 second TX memory)
• 50 CTCSS tone encode/decode
• UTC/local clock and timer function
• Optical digital in/output, CI-V interface capability
• External CRT display connector, four antenna connectors
• Includes 64MB CF memory card and rack mount handles
ICO-IC-7800
Deluxe HF/6M Transceiver .........................................CALL/WEB
See DXEngineering.com for available
transceiver accessories.
IC-7700
HF/50MHz All Mode
Transceiver
Station Equipment
IC-7600
High Performance
HF/50 MHz All
Mode Transceiver
The top performance, Contest and
DX chasing transceiver! It features
the latest technology including two
independent IC-7800-type DSP
units (one for the transmitter/receiver,
one for the spectrum display). Dimensions:
16.7" W x 5.9" H x 17.1" D. Weight: 52.9 lbs.
• 40 dBm third order intercept point
• Typical 134 [email protected] kHz dynamic range
• Selectable 3, 6 and 15 kHz roofing filters
• Exceptional out-of-band signal rejection
• Automatic tracking preselector and relay-switched front end
• Push-pull 48 Vdc MOSFET amplifiers—200 watts at full duty cycle
• Built-in switching power supply
• 7" color TFT (800 x 480 pixel) LCD
• Accepts external VGA monitor
• Built-in RTTY/PSK31 mode—requires only an external keyboard
• Rear-panel I/O allows interface of a second Icom transceiver
• Digital voice recorder, DSP noise blanker, USB flash drive socket
ICO-IC-7700
All Mode Transceiver .................................................CALL/WEB
IC-718 HF Base
Station Transceiver
The most practical DSP rig you’ll ever
own! Covers 160 to 10 meters (except
60 meter) in CW, RTTY and AM
modes. Power Requirement: 13.8 Vdc
@ 20A. Dimensions: 9.4" W x 3.75" H
x 9.4" D. Weight: 8.5 lbs.
• Five x 100 watts adjustable output power • Two x 40 watts AM
• 101 scannable memory channels
• 0.03-30 MHz RX coverage
• IF shift control
• Mic compressor
• RF gain control, RF attenuator/preamp
• Auto-notch filter
• Electronic CW keyer, VOX voice operation • Digital S/RF meter
• High frequency stability
• Optional filter selection
• Front facing speaker
• Hand mic included
ICO-IC-718
HF Transceiver/SW Receiver......................................CALL/WEB
IC-7200 HF/50MHz
Portable Base
Station Transceiver
This entry-level transceiver has
advanced digital features like IF
DSP technology higher class transceivers have. It is built tough and water-resistant for
outdoor use. Power Requirement: 13.8 Vdc @ 22A. Dimensions: 9.5" W x 3.3" H x 11" D.
Weight: 12.1 lbs.
• Covers 160-6 meter transmit bands and 0.03-60 MHz receive bands
• Two x 100 watt output on SSB, CW, RTTY (one x 40 watt on AM)
• IF DSP filtering (51 passband widths)
• Digital IF filter, twin passband tuning (PBT) and noise reduction
• 201 scannable memory channels
• Manual notch filter
• Dual VFOs
• ±0.5 ppm frequency stability
• LCD backlight (hi/lo/off), front facing speaker, voice synthesizer
• CI-V interface
• Rear bumper protects rear panel connectors while transporting
• USB port for PC control
• Water intrusion protection similar to Icom Marine radios
• Hand mic, DC power cable and spare fuses
ICO-IC-7200
Portable HF/6M Transceiver.......................................CALL/WEB
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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Mobile
Transceivers
Station Equipment
IC-7000
All-Band Multi-Mode Mobile Transceiver
This mobile transceiver has features normally found only in the top base stations, like
41 filter bandwidths with sharp or soft filter shape. The variable twin PBT allows you to
narrow the IF passband or shift the entire passband to eliminate QRM. The 2.5 inch
(diagonal) color TFT screen supports a two-mode band scope. Includes backlit remote
microphone, spare fuses, key plug, DC power cable, and remote mounting package.
Power Requirement: 13.8 Vdc @ 22A. Dimensions: 6.56" W x 2.59" H x 7.09" D.
Weight: 5.1 lbs.
• Covers HF/6M/2M/440 MHz bands with .03-199 MHz RX coverage
• Power: 100 watts (HF+6M), 50 watts (2M), 35 watts (440 MHz)
• 503 alpha tag memories
• Internal 4-memory CW keyer
• Detachable control head
• Digital RF speech processor
• S/PWR/SWR meter
• Preamp and attenuator
• RTTY demodulator
• Adjustable SSB TX bandwidth
• DTMF memory
• VOX plus full break-in CW with adjustable pitch
ICO-IC-7000
All-Band Transceiver .................................................CALL/WEB
IC-2820H
2M/400 Analog Dual Band Mobile Transceiver
Covers 144-148 MHz and 430-450 MHz transmit. Left band receive: 118-549.95 MHz
wideband. Right band receive: 118-173.995/375-549.995/810-990.990 MHz cellular
blocked. Inputs for two antennas allow diversity reception (compares signal strength
from the two antennas, automatically selects the strongest signal) in the
127/136/146/375/440/500 MHz bands. V/V and U/U simultaneous receive antennas
required. Includes a full-function backlit remote DTMF hand microphone, mounting
bracket, DC power cable, separation cables, and spare fuses. Power Requirement:
13.8 Vdc @ 13A. Dimensions: 5.9" W x 1.65" H x 7.4" D. Weight: 3.3 lbs.
• D-STAR/GPS and DV (digital voice) upgradeable with optional UT-123 Receiver
• Selectable Power: 50/15/5 watts on both bands
• 522 memory channels
• Weather Alert
• CTCSS/DCS encode/decode
• PC compatibility
• Removable front panel
• Selectable (amber/green) display
• Packet ready (9600 BPS/6-pin DIN)
ICO-IC-2820H
Analog Dual Band Transceiver...................................CALL/WEB
IC-2200H
2M Single Band Mobile Transceiver
Covers 144-148 MHz transmit with 118-174 MHz receive. Large selectable (amber or
green) LCD display with four levels of brightness, backlit keys, and a large oversized
tuning dial. Includes remote control microphone, DC power cable, and mobile mounting
bracket. Power Requirement: 13.8 Vdc @15A. Dimensions: 5.5" W x 1.6" H x 5.25" D.
Weight: 2.75 lbs.
• Receive covers AM aircraft band and weather channel with alert
• Selectable transmit power levels: 65 /25/10/5 watts
• Choice of FM Narrow mode
• 207 alpha tag memories w/call channel
• Dynamic Memory Scan
• 50 CTCSS and 104 x 2 DTCS encode/decode,
tone scan function, pocket beep
• 24 DTMF autodial memories
• Squelch delay
• NMEA GPS compatible (GPS not supplied)
• Add D-Star operation with optional UT-118 Digital Unit
ICO-IC-2200H
2M Single Band Transceiver ......................................CALL/WEB
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IC-V8000 2M Single Band High Power Mobile Transceiver
Covers 144-148 MHz transmit with 118-174 MHz receive. User selectable power (75/25/10/5
watts, 75 watts maximum). Includes remote control microphone, DC power cable, and
mounting bracket. Power Requirement: 13.8 Vdc @ 15A. Dimensions: 5.9" W x 2" H x 5.9" D.
Weight: 2.22 lbs.
• 207 alpha tag memories with Call Channel and priority watch
• Transceiver to transceiver or PC to transceiver cloning
• Weather channel scan and alert
• DMS scan system
• CTCSS/DTCS tones
• Customized memory banks
• DTMF encode and pager
• 10 DTMF memory channels
• Front facing speaker
• One-piece, die-cast aluminum chassis
• Selectable display (amber or green)
ICO-IC-V8000
2M High Power Transceiver ......................................CALL/WEB
IC-208H 2M/440 Dual Band Mobile Transceiver
Covers 144-148 MHz and 440-450 MHz transmit, 118-173/230-549/810-999 MHz (cell
blocked) wide band receive. Operate with control head attached or remote-mounted with
included 11.5 ft. separation cable. Includes remote control microphone, DC power cable,
and mounting bracket. Power Requirement: 13.8 Vdc @ 12A.
Dimensions: 5.56" W x 1.56" H x 7.3" D. Weight: 2.7 lbs.
• Maximum power: 55 watts/2M, 50 watts/440 MHz
• Selectable bank scanning
• CTCSS/DTCS tone squelch
• 10 memory banks with up to 100 channels/band
• Selectable (amber/green) display and buttons
• 500 6-character alpha tag memories
• Pocket beep and tone scan
• 9600bps data connector
• Auto repeater function
• Weather channel and alert
• TMF memories
ICO-IC-208H
2M/440 Dual Band Transceiver..................................CALL/WEB
ICOM Accessories
ICO-AH-4
ICO-AT-180
ICO-CR-282
ICO-CR-338
ICO-CT-17
ICO-FL-52A
ICO-FL-100
ICO-FL-101
ICO-FL-103
ICO-FL-222
ICO-FL-232
ICO-FL-257
ICO-HM-154T
ICO-MB-23
ICO-MB-62
ICO-MB-72
ICO-MB-105
ICO-OPC-025D
ICO-OPC-478
ICO-OPC-478U
ICO-OPC-581
ICO-OPC-587
ICO-OPC-589
ICO-OPC-599
ICO-OPC-742
ICO-OPC-1443
ICO-OPC-1444
ICO-OPC-1457
ICO-PS-125
ICO-PS-126
ICO-PW1
ICO-RMK-706
ICO-RMK-7000
ICO-SM-50
ICO-SP-10
ICO-SP-20
ICO-SP-23
ICO-UT-102
Wire-Fed Antenna Auto-Tuner 80-6 meter..........................CALL/WEB
Coax-Fed Antenna Auto-Tuner HF plus 6 meter..................CALL/WEB
High Stability Crystal Unit for IC-706 MKIIG ......................CALL/WEB
High Stability Crystal Unit for IC-718 Tranceiver ................CALL/WEB
Level Converter for PC Interface .........................................CALL/WEB
500 Hz/455 kHz IF CW Filter ...............................................CALL/WEB
500 Hz/9 MHz IF CW Filter..................................................CALL/WEB
250 Hz/9 MHz IF CW Filter..................................................CALL/WEB
2.8 kHz/9 MHz IF SSB Filter................................................CALL/WEB
1.9 kHz/455 kHz IF SSB Filter .............................................CALL/WEB
350 Hz/9 MHz IF CW/RTTY Filter........................................CALL/WEB
3.3 kHz/455 kHz IF SSB Filter .............................................CALL/WEB
TTP Mic for IC-703/706/7000 .............................................CALL/WEB
Carrying Handle for IC-718 and R75 ..................................CALL/WEB
Mounting Bracket 706/7000 Main Unit...............................CALL/WEB
Carrying Handle for IC-706 Series Tranceiver.....................CALL/WEB
Remote Head Bracket for IC-7000 ......................................CALL/WEB
DC Power Cable for 706/718/746/756................................CALL/WEB
PC Control RS232C Cable...................................................CALL/WEB
PC Control USB Cable 478UC.............................................CALL/WEB
11.5 ft. Separation Cable for 706 Series.............................CALL/WEB
16 ft. Separation Cable for 706 Series................................CALL/WEB
8-Pin Mic Jack Adapter Cable .............................................CALL/WEB
7+8-Pin to 13-Pin Adapter ..................................................CALL/WEB
13-Pin Cable 703/706MKII+G/7000....................................CALL/WEB
11.5 ft. Remote Cable for IC-7000......................................CALL/WEB
16 ft. Remote Cable for IC-7000.........................................CALL/WEB
DC Power Cable for IC-7000/7200/7600 ............................CALL/WEB
25A Switching Power Supply..............................................CALL/WEB
25A 4-Pin Switching Power Supply....................................CALL/WEB
Amplifier 160 to 15+6 Meter with Auto-Tuner ....................CALL/WEB
Sep Kit Package MB-62/MB-63/OPC-581...........................CALL/WEB
Sep Kit Package MB-62/MB-105/OPC-1443.......................CALL/WEB
Dynamic Desk Microphone .................................................CALL/WEB
Slim-Line External Speaker .................................................CALL/WEB
Speaker w/Audio Filters.......................................................CALL/WEB
Speaker w/Audio Filters.......................................................CALL/WEB
Voice Synthesizer ................................................................CALL/WEB
Phone: 800.777.0703 • International: 330.572.3200 • Fax: 330.572.3279 • DoD CAGE Code: 3M3H7
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No RF
Hash!
These MFJ and Ameritron switching power supplies are clean!
Your buddies won’t hear any RF hash on your signal…and you won’t hear
any from your receiver either. Some other competing power supplies may
generate RF hash in your transmitted and received signal. The MightyLite
Switching Power Supplies meet all FCC Class B regulations.
AMR-SPS-75
75 Amp Switching
Power Supply
The smallest and lightest power supply in
ham radio! This unit weighs only 2.9 pounds
and measures just 5 1/2" W x 2" H x 5 3/4" D.
It is ideal for portable or temporary
operation of a full 100 watt HF transceiver.
The five-way binding posts are for high current radio connects; a pair of speaker
type push-on terminals is for low current accessories. Over-voltage and over-current
protection modes. A whisper-quiet internal cooling fan generates tremendous airflow
to help keep components cool.
Switchable AC Input Voltage: 110 Vac at 47-62 Hz, 220 Vac at 47-63 Hz
Super Regulation: Works with 85-135 Vac or 170-260 Vac AC input
MFJ-4125
Compact Switching Power Supply, 25 Amp, 13.8 Vdc ............$84.50
With 75 amps continuous output, this unit is perfect for
Ameritron’s ALS-500M 500 watt solid state amplifier. It
has less than 100 mV peak-to-peak ripple under a full
75 amp load. Load regulation is better than 1.5% under
full load. Other features include reverse polarity protection,
brownout input protection, over-current/over-temperature
protection, and a thermal-controlled quiet fan. Output
Boost steps up the output from 13.8 to 14.2 Vdc to
compensate for line loss. This unit can also charge a car
battery.
Dimensions: 6 1/2" W x 3 1/2" H x 10" D, Weight: 7.8 lbs.
Input: 108-132 Vac, 50/60 Hz
Current Draw: 11 Amps
AMR-SPS-75
Switching Power Supply, 75 Amp, 13.8 Vdc .........................$349.95
MFJ-4225MV
MightyLite 25 Amp Switching
Power Supply
This unit features a front panel voltage control that
allows you to vary output voltage from 9 to
15 Vdc and gives you a highly regulated voltage
output, including 12 Vdc and 13.8 Vdc! The
front panel also has five-way binding posts for
heavy-duty use and a cigarette lighter socket for mobile accessories.
Large, brightly illuminated 3" dual meters make it easy to monitor load voltage and
current. A whisper-quiet internal fan efficiently cools your power supply.
MFJ-4225MV
MightyLite Switching Power Supply, 25 Amp, 13.8 Vdc ........$99.50
MFJ-4245MV
MightyLite 45 Amp Switching
Power Supply
Fits in the palm of your hand—and powerful
enough to run your HF or 2M/440 MHz radio and
accessories! This 45 amp MightyLite weighs just 5.5 lbs., seven times lighter than an
equivalent conventional power supply. No more picking up and hauling around heavy,
bulky supplies.
MFJ-4245MV
MightyLite Switching Power Supply, 45 Amp, 13.8 Vdc .......$149.50
MFJ-11C06
Anderson PowerPole®
40 Amp Connectors
You can install PowerPole connectors on your wires
by either soldering or crimping, as long as you make
sure you have good, solid connections. Wires smaller
than 12 gauge must be soldered to the terminals. Use
a MFJ-7602 Crimper to make your own Anderson
PowerPole cables with these connectors.
MFJ-11C06
Anderson PowerPole
Connectors, 6 pairs .................$6.95
MFJ-7602
Anderson Connector
Crimping Tool .......................$14.95
For more Tools and Supplies
turn to pages 35-36.
Station Equipment
MFJ-4125
25 Amp Compact Switching
Power Supply
MFJ-4035MV
30/35 Amp Regulated
Linear DC Power Supply
A massive 19.2 pound transformer makes
this heavy duty power supply ideal for
powering your entire station, including your
100 watt transceiver and all accessories. It
delivers 35 amps maximum/30 amps
continuous with load regulation better than 1%. Ripple voltage is less than 30 mV. No RF
hash!
The unit has over-voltage, foldback short circuit, and over-temperature protection
systems. Cooling fan speed increases as load current increases to keep components cool.
Front panel voltage adjustment (1 to 14 Vdc) with a convenient detent set at 13.8 Vdc.
Front panel meters let you monitor voltage and current. Three sets of output terminals
include a pair of heavy-duty, five-way binding posts for HF/VHF rigs. Two pairs of quickconnects for accessories, covered cigarette lighter socket, and front panel fuse holder
included. Unit plugs into any 110 Vac wall outlet. Dimensions: 9 1/2" W x 6" H x 9 3/4" D.
MFJ-4035MV
Linear Power Supply, 35 Amp, 13.8 Vdc ...............................$139.95
DC Power Strips
MFJ-1117 High Current DC
Multiple Outlet Strip
This power strip lets you power four
HF/VHF radios—two at 35 amps each
and two at 35 amps combined—from your transceiver’s main 12 Vdc power supply.
The strip has four pairs of heavy duty, 35 amp five-way binding posts for your
transceivers. Each pair is fused, RF bypassed, and spaced for standard dual banana
plugs. Heavy-duty aluminum housing. Six feet of eight gauge color-coded cable with
ring tongue terminals included.
MFJ-1117
High Current Multiple Outlet Strip, 35 Amps Total...................$64.95
MFJ-1124
PowerPole® Power
Distribution Strip
This heavy duty power
distribution strip has a
total of six outlets.
Outlets 1-4 are
Anderson PowerPole, each rated at 40 amps. Outlets 5 and 6 are 35 amp, high current
binding posts. You can fuse each outlet as needed to protect your accessories or
transceiver. The strip uses widely available ATC/ATO automobile fuses that plug in from
the outside. The fuses can be used for 6, 12, and 24 Vdc systems. The built-in, eight
gauge DC input cable is six feet long with 5/16 ring terminals. The RF-tight aluminum
cabinet has mounting ears and a ground post with wing nut. Installed fuses: one each
1 amp, 5 amp, and 40 amp (main), two each 10 amp and 25 amp. Four pairs of 40 amp
PowerPole contacts and five fuses (1 amp, 5 amp, 25 amp, and two 10 amp) included.
MFJ-1124
PowerPole Power Distribution Strip.........................................$64.95
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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Digital Communications Made Easy!
RTTY, PSK-31, CW, SSTV, & More
Station Equipment
SignaLink™ PC/Radio
Sound Card Interface
The all-new SignaLink USB combines the legendary
performance of the original SignaLink SL-1+ with a state
of the art, built-in low-noise sound card. All sound card
digital and voice modes are supported by the SignaLink
USB. This includes traditional modes such as RTTY, SSTV
and CW as well as today’s hottest new modes like PSK-31,
MT-63 and EchoLink®. The front panel controls let you
adjust your Transmit Audio, Receive Audio, and Transmit Delay on the fly.
The SignaLink USB needs just one USB connection to the computer and one connection
to the radio (in most cases). Convenient front panel controls make setup and operation
very easy. The SignaLink USB is fully isolated and is compatible with all radio Mic, Data,
and Accessory ports. The SignaLink USB allows you to use your computer’s sound card
for other functions while enjoying digital communications.
Just order the correct, fully-assembled interface cable for your radio(s) and simply “plug
and play.” Cables are available for a Mic connector interface or rear DIN plugs on radios
so equipped. Makes a neat, clean installation!
• Easy to set up
• Works with all radios
• Just plug in two cables
• Powered through USB cable
• Software included
• Easy hookup to Macintosh or PC
• Built-in sound card
• Comprehensive, easy-to-follow instructions
TIG-SL-USB
SignaLink USB unit............................................................... $86.95
Any Cable only $12 95*(except special Elecraft k3 cable)
when ordered with TIG-SL-USB.
Order one cable for each radio.
SignaLink™ Radio Interface Cables
Pick the correct radio interface cable for either a Mic
connector interface or rear DIN plugs on radios so equipped.
Some radios do not have the “RX Audio” signal on the Mic connector and will require a
mono cable to be installed between the SignaLink USB and the radio. This is never an issue
if you attach the SignaLink to your radio’s Data or Accessory port.
TIG-SL-CAB4R
4-Pin Round Mic Connector Interface Cable........................$14.95
TIG-SL-CAB8R
8-Pin Round Mic Connector Interface Cable .......................$14.95
TIG-SL-CABRJ1
RJ-11 Mic Connector Interface Cable...................................$14.95
TIG-SL-CABRJ4
RJ-45 Mic Connector Interface Cable...................................$14.95
TIG-SL-CAB5PD
5-Pin DIN Interface Cable .....................................................$14.95
TIG-SL-CAB8PD
8-Pin DIN Interface Cable .....................................................$14.95
TIG-SL-CAB13I
13-Pin DIN Icom Interface Cable..........................................$19.95
TIG-SL-CAB13K
13-Pin DIN Kenwood Interface Cable...................................$19.95
TIG-SL-CAB6PM
6-Pin Mini-DIN Interface Cable.............................................$14.95
TIG-SL-CABNC
Unterminated Cable Interface Cable .......................................$7.95
TIG-SL-CABK3
Special Elecraft K3 Interface Cable.......................................$24.95
TIG-SLHEAD
Header Plug for Radio Programming .....................................$5.00
Preprogrammed “Plug and Play” Radio Jumper Modules
TIG-SL-MOD13I
Jumper Module, ICOM 13-pin accessory port .......................$7.95
TIG-SL-MOD13K
Jumper Module, Kenwood 13-pin accessory port .................$7.95
TIG-SL-MOD6PM
Jumper Module, 6-pin mini-DIN.............................................$7.95
TIG-SL-MOD8PD
Jumper Module, 8-pin DIN .....................................................$7.95
MFJ
SWR/Wattmeter, 1.8-30 MHz
The world’s largest HF SWR/wattmeter with a giant 6 1/2"
(diagonal) meter scale! You get ultra-fine resolution with big
high-contrast numbers to make reading a breeze, even across
your shack. MFJ’s exclusive TrueActive™ peak reading circuit
captures true peak or average forward and reflected power
readings. The 20/200/2,000 watt ranges make this meter valuable
for QRP or QRO operation. Measures 7" W x 5 1/2" H x 5" D.
MFJ-868
HF SWR/Wattmeter ................................................................$149.50
MFJ-1312D
Power Supply, 12 Vdc/500 Milliamp ........................................$15.50
MFJ Auto Ranging
SWR/Wattmeter, 1.8-60 MHz
This auto ranging, microprocessor-controlled wattmeter
has a giant 6 1/2" (diagonal) meter scale. It has 20/200/2,000
watt ranges with true peak, average forward, and reflected
power modes plus fully automatic SWR readings. Other
features include an amplifier bypass control and control relay
for high SWR, field-upgradeable firmware, and high SWR
audio and visual alarms. Measures 7" W x 5 1/2" H x 5" D.
MFJ-869
Auto Ranging SWR/Wattmeter...............................................$219.95
MFJ-1312D
Power Supply, 12 Vdc/500 Milliamp ........................................$15.50
MFJ-121B
Dual Time Zone Atomic Clock
Read both UTC and local time at a glance with this
dual atomic clock. It displays 12 and 24 hour time
simultaneously—each can be independently set.
Daylight savings time can be disabled. Automatic
backlight is activated daily at your preset time and
stays on for 8 hours. The display has huge 2" tall by 1" wide LCD numerals, an
exclusive UTC zone, and a running seconds display. 11 3/8" W x 7 1/4" H x 1" D,
wall- or desk-mountable. Runs on four ‘AA’ batteries (not included).
MFJ-121B
Dual Time Zone Illuminated Atomic Clock ...............................$79.95
MFJ-130RC
Calendar/Time/Temp
Atomic Clock
Metallic blue/silver clock has a giant 8 1/2" x 9" LCD display
with 2 1/4" tall time digits with month/date/day and indoor
temperature displayed below. Auto daylight savings time can be
turned off when setting clock for UTC. Running seconds display.
Temperature displayed in Fahrenheit. 10 3/4" W x 6" H x 3/4" D,
wall- or desk-mountable. Runs on two ‘AA’ batteries (not included).
MFJ-130RC
Calendar/Time/Temp Clock .......................................................$28.95
MFJ-133RC
Compact Dual Time Zone
Atomic Clock
Compact (4" W x 3" H x 3/4" D) clock folds up and slides
in your shirt pocket. Lets you read any two time zones in
12 or 24 hour format. Atomic-controlled for absolute pin-point accuracy.
Large 1 1/8", high-contrast LCD numerals are easily read from 6 feet away.
MFJ-133RC
Compact Dual Time Zone Atomic Clock..................................$34.95
About Dummy Loads
The dummy load is a device used in place of an antenna when testing a radio transmitter. Also known as a dummy antenna, it is substituted for an
antenna so the transmitter does not interfere with other radio transmissions. The dummy load absorbs transmitter power and presents the proper load to the transmitter output to prevent
damage or incorrect adjustment. The dummy load should be a pure resistance, representing the ideal impedance of the antenna or transmission line that is used with the transmitter—
50 Ω for amateur use. This will provide a standing wave ratio (SWR) of 1:1. The energy absorbed by the dummy load is converted to heat. That means you need a dummy load that is
rated to safely handle the amount of power that is delivered by the transmitter.
MFJ Air-Cooled Dummy Loads
Ameritron Oil-Filled Dummy Load, 1.5 kW
• SWR under 1.2:1 to 30 MHz and low SWR to 400 MHz • Heavy-duty 50 Ω resistor
MFJ-260C
Dummy Load, 0-650 MHz, 300 watt ........................................$39.95
• 7 1/2" H x 6 5/8" D
MFJ-264
Dummy Load, 0-650MHz, 1.5 kW............................................$74.95
AMR-ADL-1500
Oil-Filled Dummy Load, 1.5 kW................................................$67.95
MFJ-264N
Dummy Load, 0-650 MHz, 1.5 kW, N-connector.....................$84.95
MFJ-267
Dummy Load/SWR Wattmeter, 0-54 MHz, 1.5 kW................$159.95
Vectronics Fan-Cooled Dummy Load, 2,500 Watts, 0-150 MHz
• SWR of less than 1.3:1 at 30 MHz • Resistor Type: Dispersed carbon particles fired in
a ceramic matrix
VEC-DL-2500 Fan-Cooled Dummy Load, 2,500W, 0-150 MHz..............................$194.96
Vectronics Air-Cooled Dummy Load, 1,500W, 0-650 MHz
• SWR: <1.3:1 DC-300MHz; <1.5:1 300-650MHz; <2.0:1 650-1,000MHz
• Resistor Type: Dispersed carbon particles fired in ceramic matrix
VEC-DL650M Air-Cooled Dummy Load, 1,500W, 0-650 MHz .................................$79.95
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Heil Sound
Microphones and Headsets
Cables/Adapters for Icom Cont.
HEI-HSTA-IC8
TRAVELER Adapter, Icom 8-Pin ...........................................$23.00
HEI-HSTA-IM
TRAVELER Adapter, Icom Modular ......................................$23.00
Cables/Adapters for Kenwood
HEI-AD-1-K
PROSET 8-Pin Adapter Cable ...............................................$19.00
HEI-AD-1-KM
PROSET Modular Adapter Cable ..........................................$19.00
HEI-CC-1-K
XLR4 to 8-Pin Mic Cable ......................................................$34.00
HEI-CC-1-KM
XLR4 to Modular Mic Cable .................................................$34.00
HEI-CC-1-XLR-K
XLR3 to 8-Pin Mic Cable ......................................................$34.00
HEI-CH1-K8
XLR4 to 8-Pin Mic Coil Cable ...............................................$23.00
HEI-CH-1-KM
XLR4 to Modular Mic Coil Cable ..........................................$23.00
HEI-HSTA-K8
TRAVELER Adapter, Kenwood 8-Pin ....................................$23.00
HEI-HSTA-KM
TRAVELER Adapter, Kenwood Modular................................$23.00
Cables for Ten-Tec
HEI-CC-1-Y
XLR4 to 4-Pin Mic Cable ......................................................$34.00
HEI-CC-1-T
XLR4 to 4-Pin Mic Cable ......................................................$34.00
Cables/Adapters for Yaesu
HEI-AD-1-Y
PROSET 8-Pin Adapter Cable ...............................................$19.00
HEI-AD-1-YM
PROSET Modular Adapter Cable ..........................................$19.00
HEI-CC-1-Y
XLR4 to 8-Pin Mic Cable ......................................................$34.00
HEI-CC-1-YM
XLR4 to RJ-45 Modular Mic Cable.......................................$34.00
HEI-CC-1-XLR-Y
XLR3 to 8-Pin Mic Cable ......................................................$34.00
HEI-CH-1-Y8
XLR4 to 8-Pin Mic Coil Cable ...............................................$23.00
HEI-CH-1-YM
XLR4 to Modular Mic Coil Cable ..........................................$23.00
HEI-AD-100
Adapter, Yaesu 8-Pin Round to 6-Pin Modular ....................$19.00
HEI-ADMY-817
Adapter, Yaesu 8-Pin Mic To FT-817 Modular ......................$25.00
HEI-HSTA-YM
TRAVELER Adapter, Yaesu 8P Modular RJ45 ......................$23.00
Accessories
HEI-CB-1-PTT
CLASSIC Base with PTT/Cough Switch................................$70.00
HEI-SB-2
Small Adjustable Mic Boom .................................................$55.00
HEI-PL2T
Topless PROLINE Boom.....................................................$109.00
HEI-SM-1
Shock Mount for 1" Stem Dia. Mic, GM/PR20 .....................$59.00
HEI-SM-2B
Black Shock Mount for 2" Stem Dia. Mic, PR40 ..................$95.00
HEI-TM-1
Tri-Mount Mic Adapter..........................................................$14.00
HEI-FS-2
Dual Switch Foot Switch.......................................................$40.00
HEI-HS-2
Ergonomic Pistol Grip Hand Switch .....................................$29.00
HEI-BAG1
Leatherette Travel Bag for PROSET ......................................$25.00
HEI-BAG2
Leatherette Travel Bag for QPHONE/BM/TRAV.....................$20.00
MFJ-616
Speech Intelligibility Enhancer
MFJ-434B
Contest Voice Keyer™
“As I got older, my high frequency hearing loss was destroying…ham radio for
me...” Martin F. Jue, K5FLU/President and Founder of MFJ Enterprises, Inc.
Developed by Martin Jue to compensate
for his hearing loss, this enhancer
significantly increases speech energy
above 500 Hz where 83% of intelligibility
is concentrated, and reduces speech
energy below 500 Hz where only 4% of
intelligibility lies. Amateur radio communications limit audio to about 300 to 2700 Hz. The
enhancer splits the audio band into four overlapping octave ranges centered at 300, 600,
1200, and 2400 Hz. You can boost or cut each range by nearly 20 dB to maximize speech
intelligibility for most kinds of frequency loss.
Output audio is split into left and right channels with separate 2.5 watt amplifiers; a
balance control lets you equalize the perceived loudness to each ear. The enhancer works
with SSB, FM, AM, CW or any voice mode on ham, marine, aircraft, and CB bands.
MFJ-616
Speech Intelligibility Enhancer................................................$189.95
Let this microprocessor-controlled
Contest Voice Keyer call CQ, send
your call, and do contest exchanges
for you in your own natural voice!
You can record and play back five
natural-sounding messages in a total of 75 seconds. EEPROM technology
stores messages for up to 100 years with no battery backup needed.
You can repeat messages continuously and vary the repeat delay from 3 to 500 seconds.
A receive audio jack lets you record and play back off-the-air signals—no more “please
repeat”. Makes a great voice beacon too. Keyer requires a 9 volt battery, 9-15 Vdc power
source, or 110 Vac with optional MFJ-1312D Wall Adapter. Uses 8-pin modular or 8-pin
round microphone plug.
MFJ-434B
Contest Voice Keyer................................................................$199.95
MFJ-1312D
Power Supply, 12 Vdc/500 Milliamp ........................................$15.50
MFJ-392B Communications Headphones
Plug in the ClearTone speaker and bring out
communication speech fidelity that you never knew
existed. It restores the smooth sound of sinewaves
that CW naturally generates and makes it easy to copy.
The ClearTone speaker improves speech intelligibility
in the 600 to 4,000Hz frequency range while reducing
undesirable noise, static, and hum. Has a 6 ft. cord and
3.5mm mono plug. Output: 8 watts. Impedance: 8 Ω.
Dimensions: 3 3/4" H x 3" W x 2 1/4" D.
MFJ-281
ClearTone Communications Speaker........................................$12.75
These headphones are perfect for amateur radio and shortwave
listening in all modes—SSB, FM, AM, data, and CW in mono
or stereo. Each earphone has an individual volume control.
The padded headband and ear-cushioned design make
listening extremely comfortable. The headphones handle
450 mW and have 100-24,000 Hz frequency response.
Impedance: 16 Ω at 1 KHz. Sensitivity: 102dB/mW.
MFJ-392B
Communications Headphones....$24.75
Station Equipment
Microphones—Famous Heil microphones are for the enthusiast who appreciates
professional sound. The PRO series with broadband elements is ideal for the latest
audio equalizers and processors.
HEI-PR781
Dynamic Cardioid Studio Quality Mic, 3-Pin XLR ..............$169.00
HEI-GM-4
GOLDLINE 2-Element Mic, HC4 Element ...........................$129.00
HEI-GM-5
GOLDLINE 2-Element Mic, HC5 Element ...........................$129.00
HEI-GM-V
Hi-Impedance GM for Vintage Rigs....................................$135.00
HEI-HM-4
Handi-Mic Hand Mic, HC4 Element ......................................$79.00
HEI-HM-5
Handi-Mic Hand Mic, HC5 Element ......................................$85.00
HEI-HM-IC
Handi-Mic/Electret Element, Icom ........................................$85.00
HEI-HM-10-DUAL
Desk Mic, HC4 and HC5 Elements .....................................$119.00
HEI-HM-PRO
Handi-Mic with Broadcast Element ......................................$85.00
HEI-ICM
Desk Mic for Icom, 8 ft. 8-Pin Cable Attached .....................$99.00
HEI-PR20
PRO Broadcast Cardioid Mic, 3-Pin XLR ...........................$150.00
HEI-PR40
PRO Wide Range Cardioid Mic, 3-Pin XLR........................$325.00
Headsets—Headsets combine comfort and great sound. The boomsets feature the famous
Heil microphone elements.
HEI-BM-10-4
Boom Mic/Headset, HC4 Element ........................................$89.00
HEI-BM-10-5
Boom Mic/Headset, HC5 Element ........................................$89.00
HEI-BM-10-IC
Boom Mic/Headset/Adapter, Icom Electret...........................$99.00
HEI-PROSET-4
PRO Boom Mic/Headset, HC4 Element..............................$125.00
HEI-PROSET-5
PRO Boom Mic/Headset, HC5 Element..............................$125.00
HEI-PROSETIC
PROBoom Mic/Headset/Adapter, Icom Electret .................$139.00
HEI-PROSETPLUS
PRO Boom Mic/Headset, HC4 and HC5 Elements .............$189.00
HEI-PROSETPLUSIC PRO Boom Mic/Headset, HC4 for ICOM ............................$199.00
HEI-HTSS
Single Side TRAVELER Headset ...........................................$75.00
HEI-HTDS
Dual Side TRAVELER Headset..............................................$89.00
HEI-HQPP
Quietphone Pro Noise Canceling Headset..........................$170.00
HEI-PSE-6
PROSET Elite Boom Mic/Headset, HC6 Element................$165.00
HEI-PSE-IC
PROSET Elite Boom Mic/Headset, HC-6 Element,
Icom Electret.......................................................................$175.00
HEI-MB1-4
QPP Boom Mic Kit, HC-4 Element........................................$74.00
HEI-MB1-5
QPP Boom Mic Kit, HC-5 Element........................................$79.00
HEI-MB1-6
QPP Boom Mic Kit, HC-6 Element........................................$79.00
HEI-MB1-IC
QPP Boom Mic Kit, Icom Condenser Element .....................$79.00
Cables and Adapters—Rugged HeilWire assemblies allow connection of Heil Sound
devices to transceivers. Visit DXEngineering.com and look up your specific mic or
headset and its “Suggested Parts” link to confirm compatibility.
Cables/Adapters for Icom
HEI-AD-1-I
PROSET 8-Pin Adapter Cable ...............................................$19.00
HEI-AD-1-IM
PROSET Modular Adapter Cable ..........................................$19.00
HEI-AD-1-IC
PROSET 8-Pin Adapter Cable ...............................................$19.00
HEI-AD-1-ICM
PROSET Modular Adapter Cable ..........................................$19.00
HEI-CC-1-I
XLR4 to 8-Pin Mic Cable .....................................................$29.00
HEI-CC-1-IM
XLR4 to Modular Mic Cable .................................................$34.00
HEI-CC-1-IXLR
3 to 8-Pin Mic Cable .............................................................$34.00
HEI-CH-1-I8
XLR4 to 8-Pin Mic Coil Cable ...............................................$23.00
HEI-CH-1-IM
XLR4 to Modular Mic Coil Cable ..........................................$23.00
MFJ-281 ClearTone Communications Speaker
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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Ameritron Power Amplifiers
Ameritron Power Amplifiers
Station Equipment
AL-811 600 Watt HF Amplifier,
Three 811A Tubes
The AL-811 gives you 600 watts PEP
output—nearly 2 full S-units over your
barefoot rig. That could mean the difference
between hearing “you’re Q-5 armchair copy”
and “Sorry can’t copy you, too much QRM.”
Now you won’t have to stand aside while the
“big guns” steal your DX—you’ll be able to log
some of those stations first. Going from 600
watts to the full legal limit (1,500 watts) gives you less than one S-unit increase and can
cost three or four times more money. Get this amplifier and you’ll get a powerful punch at
a price that’s easy on your wallet.
AMR-AL-811
US version .............................................................................$679.00
AMR-AL-811XCE
Export only version................................................................$729.00
AL-811H 800 Watt HF Amplifier,
Four 811A Tubes
This amplifier gives you 800 watts PEP output
for that extra punch you need to be heard
when a 100 watt transceiver isn’t enough. Only
Ameritron gives you four fully neutralized 811A
transmitting tubes. You get absolute stability and
superb performance on higher bands that can’t be
matched by un-neutralized tubes.
AMR-AL-811H
US version ................................................................................$819.00
AMR-AL-811HXCE Export only version...................................................................$869.00
AMR-AL-811HD
US version, heavy duty .........................................................$1,069.00
AMR-AL-811HDXCE Export only version, heavy duty............................................$1,245.00
AL-572 1,300 Watt HF Amplifier,
Four 572B Tubes
The Ameritron AL-572 is a 1,000 watt
CW/1,300 watt PEP (nominal output power)
linear amplifier that operates on all amateur
bands from 160 through 15 meters (and WARC
bands and ten meters with reduced performance). It
uses four 572B tubes in a class AB2 grounded grid circuit. The amplifier is factory wired for
120 volt, 50/60 Hz AC line voltage. It easily converts to other supply voltages between 90
and 250 volts AC.
AMR-AL-572 Free UPS Ground Shipping!.............................................................$1,679.00
AL-80B 1 kW HF Amplifier,
One 3-500Z Tube
You get up to a full kilowatt PEP output and
nearly 70% efficiency from this whisper-quiet
desktop linear amplifier. It covers all bands
from 160 through 15 meters, including WARC
and MARS. You get up to 1,000 watts output
on SSB, 800 watts output on CW, and 500
watts output on RTTY. Other features include an
extra heavy-duty power supply, a genuine
3-500 tube, tuned input, Pi/Pi-L output, inrush current protection, multi-voltage transformer, dual cross-needle meters, and QSK compatibility. Made in the USA, two year warranty. Modification instructions for operation on 10 and 12 meters are available with proof
of a valid amateur radio license.
AMR-AL-80B ............................................................................................................$1,329.00
AL-800H 1.5kW+ HF Amplifier,
Two 3CX800 Tubes
The AL-800H is a 1,500 watt output linear
amplifier that operates from 160 through
15 meters. It uses a pair of 3CX800A7
tubes in a class AB2 grounded grid circuit.
The AL-800H is factory wired for 240 volt,
50/60 Hz AC line voltage. It is easily
converted to other supply voltages between
90 and 250 volts AC. Modification instructions for operation
on 10 and 12 meters are available with proof of a valid amateur radio license.
AMR-AL-800H Free UPS Ground Shipping! ..........................................................$3,549.00
AL-1200 1,500 Watt HF Amplifier,
One 3CX1200A7 Tube
The AL-1200 is a 1,500 watt output linear
amplifier that operates from 160 through
15 meters. It uses a single 3CX1200A7
tube in a class AB2 grounded grid circuit.
CW FM and RTTY efficiency is improved
by shifting the bias deeper into class B.
The heavy-duty power supply and RF
components, combined with a forced air
system using chimneys, provide long service
life. The AL-1200 is factory wired for a 240 volt, 50/60 Hz line voltage. It features a super
heavy-duty power supply that loafs at full legal power—it can deliver more than 2,500 watts
PEP two tone output for a half-hour!
AMR-AL-1200 Free UPS Ground Shipping! ..........................................................$2,999.00
ALS-500MR 500 Watt HF Mobile
Amplifier/Remote Combo
The ALS-500MR combines the ALS-500M
amplifier with the ALS-500RC remote
control unit. It is a 500 watt PEP output,
solid state linear amplifier that uses
rugged, conservatively rated bipolar RF
devices in the power output section.
AMR-ALS-500MR........................................................................................................$779.00
ALS-1300 1200 Watt Solid State Amp
with AC Power Supply
The Ameritron ALS-1300 is a 1,200 nominal
watt output, solid state, linear amplifier
which provides continuous frequency
coverage from 1.5 through 22 MHz
(160 through 15 meters) with no tuning
adjustments. An AMR-MOD-10MK
modification kit is available to extend
operation up to 30 MHz with a copy of a
valid amateur license. The matching separate power supply, ALS-1300SPS, is shipped factory
wired for 220 volt, 50/60 Hz power mains and is easily converted to 110 volts.
AMR-ALS-1300 Free UPS Ground Shipping! ........................................................$2,499.00
AL-82 High Power HF Amplifier,
Two 3-500Z Tubes
The AL-82 is designed to give you years
of trouble-free service at the full legal
output power limit. It features a 1,800 watt
continuous, commercial rated Hypersil
transformer with heavy duty rectifiers and
AL-800 1.25 kW HF Amplifier,
computer capacitors in a full wave bridge
One 3CX800 Tube
supply. Two bias settings allow either high
The AL-800 is a 1,200 watt PEP output
efficiency RTTY and CW operation at 1,500 watts of output at nearly 70% plate efficiency,
linear amplifier that operates from 160
or low distortion 1,500 watts PEP, SSB, or SSTV output. The tuning capacitors and
through 15 meters. It uses a single
bandswitch have a 35% safety factor to virtually eliminate tank circuit component failures,
3CX800A7 tube in a class AB2 grounded
even under adverse operating conditions.
grid circuit. The AL-800 is factory-wired for
The cooling system keeps the components and tubes safely below the manufacturer’s
120 volt, 50/60 Hz AC line voltage. It is easily
ratings, even while operating at 1,500 watts output with a steady carrier. The filament
converted to other supply voltages between 90 and
supply has inrush current limiting to ensure maximum tube life. Shielding and bypassing
250 volts AC. Modification instructions for
help prevent TVI and RFI at high power levels.
operation on 10 and 12 meters are available with proof of a valid amateur radio license.
AMR-AL-82 Free UPS Ground Shipping!...............................................................$2,459.00
AMR-AL-800 Free UPS Ground Shipping!.............................................................$2,349.00
Free UPS Ground Shipping applies to Domestic United States only.
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i-Mate Memory Control
ALS-500M 500 Watt HF Mobile Amplifier,
Remote Ready
The ALS-500M is a 500 watt PEP output,
solid state linear amplifier that uses rugged,
conservatively rated bipolar RF devices in the
power output section. The ALS-500M operates
at full power with continuous frequency coverage from 1.5 through 21.6 MHz (160 through
15 meters). This amplifier requires no tuning adjustments. The amplifier is set up for use
with Ameritron’s ALS-500RC remote control unit. A modification kit (AMR-MOD-10M) is
available to extend operation to 30 MHz with proof of a valid amateur radio license.
AMR-ALS-500M...........................................................................................................$739.00
ALS600 600 Watt HF Amplifier with AC Power Supply
The ALS-600 is a 600 nominal watt output, solid
state linear amplifier that features state-of-the-art,
high voltage, RF TMOS FET devices in the power
output section. The ALS-600 provides continuous
frequency coverage from 1.5 through 22 MHz (160
through 15 meters) with no tuning adjustments.
The matching AC power supply is factory wired for
120 volt, 50/60 Hz line voltage and is easily converted
to other supply voltages between 100 and 240 volts. A
modification kit (AMR-MOD-10M) is available to extend operation to 30 MHz with proof of a
valid amateur radio license.
AMR-ALS600............................................................................................................$1,269.00
ALS-600S 600 Watt HF Amplifier with Switching AC Power Supply
The ALS-600S is a 600 nominal watt output, solid state
linear amplifier that features state-of-the-art, high voltage,
RF TMOS FET devices in the power output section. The
ALS-600S provides continuous frequency coverage from
1.5 through 22 MHz (160 through 15 meters) with no
tuning adjustments. Broadband five-pole low pass filters
provide output harmonic suppression in excess of all FCC
requirements.
The matching switching AC power supply is factory wired
for 120 volt, 50/60 Hz line voltage and is easily converted to other supply voltages between
90-130 and 185-260 volts. A modification kit (AMR-MOD-10M) is available to extend
operation to 30 MHz with proof of a valid amateur radio license.
AMR-ALS-600S ........................................................................................................$1,369.00
Ameritron Power Amplifier Accessories
Amplifiers
AMR-ARB-704
Universal Amplifier Buffer, for all transceivers ...............................$57.95
AMR-ARB-704I2 Amplifier Interface for Icom 706/7000 ...........................................$57.95
Interface Cables
AMR-PNP-13D 704 to IC-706/7000.........................................................................$16.95
AMR-PNP-5M
704 to FT-847 Yaesu .......................................................................$16.95
AMR-PNP-7D
704 to TS-440/690/450/180/140/950/130/870 and Kenwood ......$16.95
AMR-PNP-8D
704 to FT-1000/900/767/920/990/747 Yaesu ................................$16.95
AMR-PNP-8M
704 to FT-890/840/817 Yaesu ........................................................$16.95
AMR-PNP-8MK 704 to 8-Pin Mini, TS-480 Kenwood ............................................$16.95
Accessories
AMR-QSK-5
QSK Amplifier Switch .......................................................................$324.00
AMR-MOD-10M* 10 Meter Mod Kit for ALS-600/600S/ALS-500M ..............................$27.95
AMR-MOD-10MB* 10 Meter Mod Kit for ALS-600/600S,
serial number 12522 & up .................................................................$27.95
AMR-MOD-10MK 10 Meter Mod Kit for ALS-1300 ...................................................$37.95
AMR-SPS-75
Switching Power Supply, 75 amp continuous, 13.6 Vdc ................$349.95
DXE-DCB-36
Dual Shielded Cable with RCA connectors, 3 ft.....................................$3.99
DXE-DCB-72
Dual Shielded Cable with RCA connectors, 6 ft.....................................$5.99
* Requires proof of Amateur License
The i-Mate allows external selection of
pre-recorded voice and keyed messages for
the Icom IC-7600/7700/7800, IC-756 PROII/III,
and IC-7000 transceivers, and keyed CW
messages for the IC-746 PRO transceiver. It
eliminates the need for shifting the display from
operating mode to memory select mode just to
transmit a pre-recorded message. Four buttons
allow direct access to your messages. The
i-Mate has a pulsed sinewave oscillator for
tuning amplifiers and antenna tuners. An
alternate audio input is provided for a second microphone
or boomset. Connection and power from a single microphone jack.
• Works with CW and voice
• Send memories while keeping the spectrum scope on the display
• Easier access to memories with less hand movement
• Heil Pro-Set plugs directly into the i-Mate without an adaptor
• Separate PTT switch to key transceiver for digital modes
• Auxiliary input can be used for digital modes
• MIC 1 switch allows switching between standard 8 pin microphone
connector and MIC 2 auxiliary input
• 30 wpm pulsed oscillator for tuning—save finals in the amplifier,
50% duty cycle while tuning
• Adjust pulsed oscillator with a small screwdriver
BET-I-MATE
Icom Memory Control ..............................................................$74.99
ICO-OPC-589
Microphone adapter for IC-7000 transceiver ...........................$39.99
Station Equipment
AL-1500 High Power HF Amplifier,
One 3CX1500/8877 Tube
The AL-1500 will deliver 1,500 watts CW
output with only 65 watts drive. It features
the Herculean Eimac 3CX1500/8877 tube for
continuous, full legal output with minimum
exciter wear. The AL-1500 also features
time delay starting to protect the tube and
over-current shut off to remove the drive if mistuned. A commercial-grade, die-cast ball
bearing blower provides quiet operation at full rated airflow to maximize tube life.
AMR-AL-1500 Free UPS Ground Shipping! ..........................................................$3,299.00
7000 Tune Control
This control lets you use the Tune/Call button on
your Icom IC-7000 transceiver for an external
manual tuner. The SWR is displayed on the radio
as you tune an antenna, amplifier, or external tuner.
Cable included to connect to the CI-V jack and
motorized antenna control. Output: Constant 30
watts out or pulsed (50% duty cycle) at user
selectable power.
BET-7000TUNE .................................$54.99
7000 Screwdriver Control
This control lets you use any screwdriver
antenna with an Icom IC-7000 transceiver.
All tuning is done with the existing IC-7000
controls—no extra buttons or speakers
required. No RF connections or radio/antenna
modifications needed. An Icom 7000 Tune
Control is required.
BET-7000SCR ...................................$84.99
Yaesu Tune Control
This control lets you use the Tune button
function on your Yaesu FT-100, FT-857, or
FT-897 transceiver to provide a low power
output for tuning, adjusting an antenna,
checking SWR, etc. no matter what mode
you are using. It provides interface between
your Yaesu transceiver and Icom typeaccessories (such as antenna tuners),
tuners from other manufacturers, and
screwdriver antenna controllers. No radio
modification required. Can be used on Yaesu
FT-450 and FT-950 transceivers with easy modifications. Interface cable included.
BET-YAETUNE .............................................................................................................$44.99
706 Tune Control
Use the Tune/Call button on your Icom IC-706
(all models) and IC-718 transceiver to tune your
antenna, an antenna tuner, or to check SWR.
Push the button once and the transceiver emits
10 watts, steady carrier and sidetone through
an internal or external speaker.
BET-706TUNE ...................................$32.99
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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MFJ Antenna Tuners
Station Equipment
MFJ Antenna Tuners
™
200 Watt MightyMite IntelliTuner
At just 6.5" x 2.15" x 8.25", the
MightyMite complements today’s
compact HF transceivers like the
IC-706MKIIG, IC-7000, FT- 857D,
DX-70TH and TS-50S. It can also be used as a stand-alone automatic antenna tuner for any
transceiver that has an output power of 2 to 200 watts SSB/CW from 1.8-30 MHz, with
antenna impedances from 6 to 1,600 Ω.
MFJ-925 ......................................................................................................................$169.95
200 Watt Automatic IntelliTuner™ with Weather Protection
This unit lets you rapidly tune any unbalanced, single-wire or
aluminum vertical antenna automatically. The tuner features a highly
efficient switching L-network with wide matching capability,
1.8 to 30 MHz coverage, a radio interface port, and heavy-duty
10 amp/1,000 volt relays. It is rated at 200 watts SSB/CW.
The tuner is part of the cost-effective DXE-MBV-ATU-1
Remote Tuner Package, with is perfect for automatic
MFJ-927
bandswitching of popular 43 foot multi-band vertical antennas.
MFJ-927
200 Watt Automatic IntelliTuner™ with Weather Protection................$249.95
MFJ-926
200 Watt Automatic Antenna Tuner for HF SSB....................................$389.95
200 Watt IntelliTuner™
The IntelliTuner™ lets you rapidly tune any antenna—
unbalanced or single-wire—automatically. It is a
comprehensive automatic antenna tuning center
with SWR/wattmeter and antenna switch for two
antennas. The tuner includes a highly efficient
switching L-network with wide matching capability,
1.8 to 30 MHz coverage, a radio interface port, and
heavy-duty 10 amp/1,000 volt relays. It is rated at 200 watts SSB/CW.
MFJ-929........................................................................................................................$209.95
1.8 to 30 MHz Artificial Ground
This artificial RF ground resonates a random
length of wire thrown along the floor and
produces a tuned counterpoise. This ground
effectively places your rig near actual earth
ground potential even if the rig is on the
second floor or higher with no earth ground
possible. It reduces the electrical length of
the ground connection wire to virtually zero by tuning out its reactance. The artificial ground
connects between your rig and a random length of wire or a connecting ground wire. It’s
tuned for maximum ground current using the built-in RF ammeter.
MFJ-931........................................................................................................................$104.95
300 Watt Antenna Tuner/Artificial Ground
This unit combines a versatile antenna tuner
with an artificial ground. It turns a random wire
into an effective antenna that works. It’s great
for traveling, emergency use, or as a makeshift
antenna. The 300 watt, general purpose antenna
tuner covers 1.8 to 30 MHz. It features a two range, lighted cross-needle meter that lets you
read SWR, forward and reflected power all at a glance, and a 4:1 balun for balanced lines. You
also get an efficient airwound inductor, a special high-current/voltage 12 position inductor
switch, and two 1,000 volt air-variable capacitors. It tunes all types of antennas and feedlines
including random wire, coax and balanced lines.
MFJ-934........................................................................................................................$194.95
300 Watt Antenna Tuner
This 300 watt RF output power antenna
tuner will match any transmitter or
transceiver to virtually any antenna. Peak
or average forward and reflected power
plus SWR can be read on the illuminated
cross-needle meter. The tuner uses a “T” matching network and covers all bands between
160 and 10 meters. This network will tune dipoles, inverted-vees, verticals, mobile whips,
beams, random wires, and many other antenna types. The tuner has rear panel connectors
for coaxial, single wire or two wire feedlines. A built-in 4:1 balun allows the use of balanced
open wire, twinlead, or twin-axial feedlines.
MFJ-949E......................................................................................................................$154.95
10
HF 1,500 Watt Antenna Tuner with
Wattmeter & Antenna Switch
This tuner handles 1,500 watts PEP
SSB amplifier input power (800 watts
PEP SSB amplifier output power)—
ideal for use with Ameritron’s
best-selling 800 watt AL-811H or
600 watt AL-811 amplifiers! The
ultra-compact (10.75" x 4" x 10.875") tuner features an aluminum-skirted knob set with
a weighted deluxe spinner knob and a scratch-proof, multi-colored Lexan front panel. Two
transmitting tuning capacitors and MFJ’s exclusive AirCore roller inductor gives you precise
control to get your SWR down to an absolute minimum.
MFJ-962D .....................................................................................................................$259.00
300 Watt Roller Inductor Antenna Tuner
This tuner’s AirCore Roller Inductor,
gear-driven turns counter, and spinner
knob gives you exact inductance
control for absolute minimum SWR.
You get the widest matching range,
ultra-high-Q, the lowest loss, highest
efficiency and highest power handling
of any roller inductor in ham radio.
Other features include a full size lighted
cross-needle SWR/wattmeter that reads true peak forward power, QRM-Free PreTune,
eight-position antenna switch, built-in 50 Ω dummy load, and a heavy-duty 4:1 balun, all
enclosed in a tough, attractive cabinet.
MFJ-969........................................................................................................................$184.95
1,500 Watt Fully Balanced
Antenna Tuner
This is a full legal limit, fully balanced
antenna tuner. You get superb balance,
very wide matching ranges (12-2,000 Ω),
and continuous 1.8 to 30 MHz coverage
including all WARC bands! It handles a
full 1,500 watts SSB and CW. You can
tune any balanced lines including 600 Ω
open wire line, 450/300 Ω ladder lines,
and 300/72 Ω twin lead—shielded or unshielded.
You can also tune random wires and coax-fed antennas.
MFJ-976 ......................................................................................................................$479.00
1,500 Watt Antenna Tuner with
Dummy Load
This roller inductor tuner is a CW
antenna tuner rated to the US
amateur legal limit of 1,500 watts.
It is designed to match 50 Ω output
amplifiers, transmitters, or transceivers to virtually any antenna. Peak
and average forward power, reflected
power, and SWR are displayed on the
illuminated cross-needle meter. The roller inductor “T” matching network continuously
tunes all frequencies from 1.8 through 30 MHz. You can match dipoles, inverted-vees,
verticals, mobile whips, beams, random wires and many other antenna types. The tuner
has rear panel connectors for coaxial, single wire or two wire feedlines. A built-in 4:1 balun
allows the use of balanced open wire, twinlead, or twin-axial feedlines.
MFJ-989D....................................................................................................................$319.00
Front
Dual 300/150 Watt IntelliTuner™
Automatic Antenna Tuner
This tuner lets you rapidly tune any
antenna—balanced, unbalanced, or
single-wire—automatically. The tuner
is a comprehensive automatic antenna
tuning center with SWR/wattmeter,
antenna switch for two antennas, and
a 4:1 current balun for balanced lines.
Other features include a highly efficient
Back
switching L-network with wide
matching capability, 1.8 to 30 MHz coverage, cross-needle power meters, backlight LCD
display, a port for an accessory remote control, a radio interface port, and heavy-duty
16 amp/1,000 volt relays. The tuner is rated at 300 watts to match 6 to 1,600 Ω antennas
(SWR up to 32:1) or 150 watts to match wider range of 6 to 3,200 Ω (SWR up to 64:1).
MFJ-993B .....................................................................................................................$239.00
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ARRL Publications
ARR-1034
ARR-1093
ARR-1220
Easy Tuner Selector Chart
200W
600W
925
926 • 927
929
993B
994B
1500W
2500W+
962D
976
989D
9982
ATR-30
Station Equipment
934
949E
969
Manual
Automatic
300W
998
To help find the right tuners for your application, simply select a power rating and
tuner type (manual or automatic), then use the matrix above to look at the exact
specifications of the tuners at your power level. If the desired features don’t exist
at your power level, just move up a level and check again.
600 Watt IntelliTuner™
Automatic Antenna Tuner
This tuner lets you rapidly
tune any antenna—
unbalanced, single-wire or
balanced (with an external balun) automatically. The tuner includes a highly efficient
switching L-network with wide matching capability, 1.8 to 30 MHz coverage, cross-needle
power meters, a port for an accessory remote control, a radio interface port, and heavy duty
16 amp/1,000 volt relays. It is rated at 600 watts PEP SSB and 300 watts CW.
MFJ-994B .....................................................................................................................$320.00
1,500 Watt IntelliTuner™
This automatic antenna
tuning center has an
SWR/watt meter and an
antenna switch for two
antennas. It lets you rapidly
tune almost any unbalanced
or single-wire antenna
automatically. Balanced feedlines may be used with an external 4:1 balun connected to
the tuner’s antenna output. The tuner features MFJ’s exclusive Amplifier Bypass Control™.
It fully protects your amplifier during tuning and will even take your amplifier off-line if
SWR increases above a user-defined, pre-set limit. The tuner includes a highly efficient
switching L-network with wide matching capability, 1.8 to 30 MHz coverage, cross-needle
power meters, backlight LCD display, a radio interface port, and heavy-duty 16 amp/1,000
volt relays. It is rated at 1500 watts SSB/CW and will match impedances from 12 to 1,600 Ω
antennas (SWR up to 32:1).
MFJ-998...........................................................................................................................$639.00
2,500 Watt Continuous Carrier Tuner
This high power antenna tuner
operates at power levels up to
2,500 watts SSB or CW. It uses
an edge wound roller inductor in
a matching “T” network to
continuously tune loads between
1.8 and 30 MHz. The tuner also
features a true peak or average
reading SWR/wattmeter. It will
match dipoles, inverted-vees,
verticals, mobile whips, beams,
random wires, and many other antenna types. There are rear panel connectors for coaxial
and single wire or balanced feedlines. The balanced feedlines are isolated from the tuner
chassis with a fiberglass panel to reduce capacitive coupling, withstand high voltages, and
handle high currents. The tuner is designed to match 50 Ω output amplifiers, transmitters
or transceivers to virtually any antenna with an impedance ranging from 12.5-2,000 Ω on
3.5-30 MHz. It will match loads ranging from 12.5-800 Ω on 1.8-3.5 MHz. An internal
six-position antenna selector switch selects a built-in 50 Ω dummy load, two coaxial line
outputs, or a single wire/balanced line output.
MFJ-9982......................................................................................................................$629.00
Ameritron 3 kW Edge Roller
Antenna Tuner
This high power antenna tuner has
a roller inductor “T” matching
network that continuously tunes
all frequencies from 1.8 through
30 MHz. It also features a built-in
3 kW peak or average detecting
directional power meter. There are rear
panel connectors for coaxial and wire
feedlines. A heavy-duty, high-voltage
insulated, current-type balun allows use with balanced feedlines.
AMR-ATR-30.................................................................................................................$549.00
ARR-0953
ARR-7075
ARR-9696
ARR-9876
ARR-5218
ARR-7709
ARR-9704
ARR-0915
ARR-6354
ARR-9392
ARR-9795
ARR-9944
ARRL Amateur Radio publications are known and respected
worldwide and constantly reviewed and updated to reflect
advances in technology. They are the cornerstone of every
ham’s technical library.
ARR-1034 ARRL HF Digital Handbook ...............$19.95
ARR-1093 ARRL Operating Manual....................$29.95
ARR-1220 ARRL VHF Digital Handbook .............$19.95
ARR-0953 ARRL Handbook 2011.......................$49.95
ARR-5218 ARRL Vertical Antenna Classics ........$12.00
ARR-6354 ARRL DXing on the Edge..................$19.95
ARR-7075 ARRL Wire Antenna Classics ............$14.00
ARR-9994
ARR-7709 ARRL More Wire Antenna Classics........................................................$17.95
ARR-9140 ARRL ON4UN’s Low Band DXing...........................................................$39.95
ARR-9392 ARRL Ham Radio for Dummies .............................................................$21.99
ARR-9696 ARRL Two-Way Radio & Scanners for Dummies ..................................$21.99
ARR-9704 ARRL Electronics for Dummies..............................................................$21.99
ARR-9795 ARRL More Vertical Antenna Classics....................................................$17.95
ARR-9876 ARRL Antenna Book...............................................................................$44.95
ARR-0915 ARRL RFI Book 3rd Edition ...................................................................$29.95
ARR-9944 ARRL Electronic Projects for Dummies .................................................$24.99
ARR-9994 NEW! ARRL Basic Antennas ..................................................................$29.95
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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2:10 PM
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Outstanding Results—
Maximum Protection!
Data/Phone Line Lightning Protector
Surge Protection Products
Station Equipment
A power surge can arrive by way of any conductor entering your home. One way is a
strike to the AC power line somewhere outside your home, creating a surge which travels
to your equipment via the power line. Another is a direct strike to an antenna or tower, or
a voltage-inducing near strike where energy is coupled into your antenna system and
transmission line. A surge can also enter via the telephone line. While these sources seem
to be independent, they all share ground return paths which can co-mingle the effects of
a surge on any one of them. These sources need to be addressed to provide maximum
protection for your electronic equipment.
DX Engineering provides an extensive line of lightning and surge protection products.
Alpha Delta Transi-Trap
Broadband Coaxial Surge Protectors
These gas surge arresters are designed to protect sensitive electronic
equipment from damage due to excess voltage or current generated by
lightning or static buildup. The 50 Ω, DC voltage pass-through design makes
the protectors ideal for applications requiring the coaxial cable to carry both RF and DC voltage, such as remote antenna switches that use coaxial cable for both RF and DC switching.
The protectors have a 1/4"-20 stud for easy mounting and effective grounding.
The Transi-Trap surge protectors use a replaceable ARC-PLUG™ cartridge that can be changed
in the field without tools and without removing the surge protector from the circuit.
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has assigned National Stock Number (NSN)
5920 01 5470278 to the Model TT3G50 Coax Surge Protector and NSN 5325 01 5466841 to
the 3G50 ARC-PLUG™ Cartridge for use in all U.S. Military and NATO applications worldwide.
ALP-ATT3G50
Protector with N-connector, 3 GHz/200 watts.......................$59.95
ALP-ATT3G50HP
Protector with N-connector, 3 GHz/2 kW ..............................$59.95
ALP-ATT3G50U
Protector with SO-239, 500 MHz/200 watts .........................$49.95
ALP-ATT3G50UHP
Protector with SO-239, 500 MHz/2 kW.................................$49.95
ALP-3G-ARCPLUG
Replacement ARC-PLUG, 200 watts .....................................$14.95
ALP-3G-ARCPLUGHP Replacement ARC-PLUG, 2 kW.............................................$14.95
Broadband Coaxial Lightning
Protectors, 50 Ω, DC Blocked
These broadband protectors are for general, single transmitter use in
the 1.5 to 400 MHz frequency range. The lightning protectors are either
bulkhead or flat surface (flange) mount. The units use a DC blocked gas tube design
that has no DC continuity between the center pins. PolyPhaser’s DC blocked products
are designed to pass RF frequencies and block all DC. The protectors appear as a DC
open between surge and protected ports and offer the best protection in the industry.
PPC-IS-50UX-C0
UHF Female, Flange, 2 kW HF, 1.5-400 MHz............................$62.70
PPC-IS-50UX-C1
UHF Female, Flange, 375W, 50-700 MHz.................................$62.70
PPC-IS-50NX-C0
N Female, Flange, 2 kW HF, 1.5-400 MHz ................................$62.70
PPC-IS-B50LN-C1 N Female, Bulkhead, 375W, 50-700 MHz.................................$65.50
PPC-IS-B50LN-C0 N Female, Bulkhead, 2 kW HF, 1.5-400 MHz............................$65.50
PPC-IS-B50LU-C1 UHF Female, Bulkhead, 375W, 50-700 MHz.............................$65.50
PPC-IS-B50LU-C0 UHF Female, Bulkhead, 2 kW HF, 1.5-400 MHz .......................$65.50
PPC-IS-B50-HU-C1 UHF Female, Bulkhead, 500W VHF, 50-700 MHz.....................$76.00
PPC-IS-B50HU-C0 UHF Female, Bulkhead, 3 kW HF, 1.5-400 MHz .......................$76.00
Broadband Coaxial Lightning Protector,
75 Ω, Baseband, DC Passing
The PPC-IS-75BB/6 is intended for low frequency/high frequency
receive only, Local Area Network (LAN), and closed circuit video.
Connectors:
Model
Female Mounting
Receive Only, DC Pass
PPC-IS-75BB/6
BNC
Flange
6 Vdc Pass, DC to 30 MHz
AC/DC Power Protectors
Protecting your equipment from incoming lightning surge energy is accomplished at
two levels. Both levels require a single point ground (SPG) system.
First: install an AC power shunt protector on the incoming power mains. It is important
that the AC shunt protector is located at the SPG entry point. Second: have the equipment
connected to an AC series protector, which is also tied to the SPG. Keeping all equipment
plugged into the same outlet and grounded to the same point allows them to rise and fall in
potential at the same time with no other paths to a lower potential.
AC Shunt Protectors
For residential applications, you should use PolyPhaser’s PPC-IS-PM240-BP AC shunt
protector at the AC main box. This works on AC main installations that consist of two hot,
a neutral and a ground coming from a single, center-tapped transformer, typical of most
U.S. residential installations.
The AC shunt protector takes the surge energy on each hot lead to ground rather than the
neutral line. Each hot lead is protected and includes a resettable circuit breaker on the path
to ground. The AC shunt protector also includes a dry contact alarm indicator.
Features
• Surge energy is shunted to ground, not to neutral
• Protectors on their own circuit breakers–won’t interrupt load power
• Protection blocks/circuit breakers are replaceable if needed
• Remote/local status dry contacts
Specifications
• Max Surge Current: 40 kA
• Turn-on Voltage: 205 Volts
• Turn-on Time: 25 ns
• Operating Voltage: 120/208 Volts
• Phase Quantity: 2
• Voltage Configuration: Bi-phase
• Operating Temperature: +5˚ to +40˚ C • Local Status Indicator: Yes
• Remote Status Capable: Yes
AC Series Protectors
Use the PLDO line of protectors in-line to protect sensitive
equipment. The unit has a master on/off switch and circuit breaker
for added protection. It is capable of handling multiple strikes.
Mount the housing on the PPC-CU-SPGP grounding plate and tie
the plate to your single point ground.
Model
Description
PPC-IS-PM240-BP
Protector, AC Shunt, Power Mains
PPC-PLDO-240US-15A
Protector, AC Series, 240 Vac, 15 A
PPC-PLDO-120US-20A
Protector, AC Series, 120 Vac, 20 A
PPC-PLDO-120US-15A
Protector, AC Series, 120 Vac, 15 A
Price
$437.00
$250.00
$229.00
$209.00
Utility Enclosure
Price
$114.00
Rotor Control Line Protector
The PPC-IS-RCT is a lightning protector for up to 8 line rotor controllers. It protects the
controllers by preventing strike energy from entering the premises. Use J1 or J2 clamps
to mount the PPC-IS-RCT to tower legs or ground rods.
Features
• Multi-strike capability
• Faster than gas tube
• Shunt type device for up to 8 lines
Specifications
• Number of Wires: up to 8
• Maximum Operating Current: 2A
• Operating Voltage: +/- 70 Vdc
• Let Through Voltage: 230 Vpk
• Maximum Surge Current: 6.5 kA
• Turn-on Time: 4 ns
• Turn-on Voltage: +/- 82 V
• Temperature Range: -40˚ to +85˚ C
PPC-IS-RCT
Rotor Control Protector............................................................... $133.00
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The PPC-IX-1T is a lightning protector for two-wire telephone trunks. It is a weatherized,
modular high speed digital data/DC line protector. It incorporates 1 T-board for use in high
speed network and DC voltage applications. The unique design of this device allows it to be
used in a variety of different voice and data applications.
• Fast response times
• Lower differential voltages and harmonic
energies than gas tubes
• Application: Telco Trunks, POTS
• Data Rate: up to 25 Mbps
• Max Holding Current: 400 mA @ +20° C
• Operating Temperature: -40° to +65° C
• Turn-On Voltage: + or -210 volts typical
PPC-IX-1T
Data/Phone Line Protector, one twisted pair .................................$57.00
Lightning
This weather-resistant, high impact thermoprotectors
plastic enclosure is perfect for outdoor
and cable not
installations of lightning protectors and
included.
other equipment. The enclosure measures
12 1/4" H x 12" W x 5 1/4" D and features a
removable, self-latching hinged cover. This
utility enclosure includes wall mounting
hardware, an aluminum plate to mount lightning protectors, plate mounting hardware,
two weather-tight coax feedthrough adapters, and drilling template. The coax feedthrough
adaptors will fit coax sizes from RG8X to LMR400. The enclosure can be mounted to a
post, pipe or tower leg using optional element clamps.
DXE-UE-1P
Utility Enclosure Package ..............................................................$49.95
DXE-CFT-1P
Coax Feedthrough, 6-pack.............................................................$14.95
Low Voltage AC 2-Wire Protector
The PPC-IS-SPTV is designed to protect two-wire low voltage AC applications,
such as closed circuit TV cameras, from lightning damage. It features fast
response time and lower differential voltage and harmonic energies than gas tubes.
PPC-IS-SPTV
Protector, CCTV power, 24 Vac, 5A max ......................................$75.05
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ECLS-Series
Band Clamps with Stud
Copper Strap to Tower
The PolyPhaser TK clamp series has a stainless steel plate to go between
the copper strap and galvanized tower leg to prevent corrosion due to
dissimilar metals. Use for tower leg diameters of 5/8 inches to 3 1/4 inches.
PPC-TK-1
PPC-TK-2
PPC-TK-3
PPC-TK-4
Strap to Tower Leg Ground Clamp, 5/8" to 1 1/4" ......................$8.55
Strap to Tower Leg Ground Clamp, 1 1/4" to 2 1/4"...................$8.55
Strap to Tower Leg Ground Clamp, 2 1/4" to 3 3/4".................$11.40
Strap to Tower Leg Ground Clamp, 3 1/2" to 5" .......................$11.40
Copper Strap to Copper Ground Rod Clamp
This clamp bonds a 5/8 inch ground rod to copper
strap. 18-8 stainless steel hardware included.
PPC-58R-112S
Strap to Copper Ground
Rod Clamp .......................$30.40
Ground Wire to Copper Ground Rods
The PolyPhaser J series clamps are used to connect
ground wire to copper ground rods sized from 1/2 inch to
2 1/4 inches. They accept wire ranging from #2 stranded
to #10 solid. These clamps are made of cast bronze and
include 18-8 stainless steel hardware.
PPC-J-1
PPC-J-2
Wire to Rod Transition Clamp, 1/2" to 1 1/3" ...........................$14.25
Wire to Rod Transition Clamp, 1 1/2" to 2 1/4" ........................$19.00
Copper Strap
Use copper strap to achieve a low inductance ground system. Copper strap has a larger
surface area and lower inductance per foot than equivalent cross-section wire. Use
ground strap to tie equipment back to a common ground point. Copper strap should
also be used to make a non-resonant counterpoise for towers mounted on mountaintops or other rocky terrain. All copper strap is 2 inches wide and 0.011 inches thick.
DXE-CS2-25
DXE CS2-50
DXE CS2-100
Copper Strap, 2" by 25' ........$54.95
Copper Strap, 2" by 50' ........$96.95
Copper Strap, 2" by 100' ....$184.95
Copper Strap to Copper Strap Clamp
If you need to bond two copper straps together, for extending
an existing run or to add drops to equipment, the PolyPhaser
PPC-MSC-3 bonding clamp is ideal. The PPC-MSC-3 accepts
ground straps from 1 1/2 to 3 inches and includes 18-8
stainless steel hardware.
PPC-MSC-3
Multi-Strap Clamp.................$14.25
Copper Cleaning Kit
Proper preparation of the copper surfaces and application
of copper joint compound prior to bonding is essential to
maintain the low resistance properties of the strap
connection. The copper cleaning kit has everything
needed to establish the bond. Included are a non-abrasive
scrub pad, copper joint compound and complete instructions.
PPC-CCK
Copper Cleaning Kit ..............$28.50
Copper Strap to
Copper Wire Clamps
These PolyPhaser wire bonding clamps provide a
convenient way to bond heavy gauge copper wire to
copper grounding straps. These clamps handle from
6 AWG to 6/0 AWG, depending on the model. 18-8
stainless steel hardware is included.
PPC-1C-112S
PPC-10C-112S
Copper Wire to Strap Bonding Clamp, 6 to 1 AWG .................$31.35
Copper Wire to Strap Bonding Clamp, 1/0 to 6/0 AWG ...........$37.05
Coax Shield
Ground Kits
These kits provide a low inductance path
for proper ground contact between a round
member made from copper, brass, aluminum,
tin or steel to corresponding copper, brass,
aluminum, tin or steel grounding material. Examples: grounding the coax shield as the
coax leaves the tower or connecting a round tower leg to the ground system. Three kits
are available for various combinations of shield material to grounding material and fit coax
shield or tower leg diameters from 1/4 inch to 2 1/8 inches. These kits include a perforated
strap, an adjustable angle, 24 inch long tail strap, a weatherproofing kit and all stainless
steel brackets and hardware.
PPC-UNI-KIT-2CC
PPC-UNI-KIT-2CT
PPC-UNI-KIT-2TC
PPC-UNI-KIT-2TT
Copper to Copper Ground Kit...................................................$47.50
Copper to Aluminum Ground Kit..............................................$47.50
Aluminum to Copper Ground Kit..............................................$47.50
Aluminum to Aluminum Ground Kit.........................................$47.50
Station Equipment
The ECLS-Series clamps feature a 3/4 inch long,
10-24 welded stud for easy connection of feed wire,
baluns, current chokes, etc. to tubular elements. Stainless steel hardware included.
Sold in packs of 2. See Page 40 for complete application list.
Weatherproofing Kit
Use PolyPhaser’s Weatherproofing Kit PPC-WK-1 when mounting
lightning protectors or making ground connections outdoors.
The kit prevents moisture ingress and easily handles
extreme temperatures, the sun’s UV rays and salt spray.
PPC-WK-1
Weatherproofing Kit................$8.55
Ground Braid Assemblies
DX Engineering Ground Strap is available preassembled with lugs for both #10 and 1/4 inch
bolt sizes. A grounding strap is ideal for grounding a rig, amp, etc. to a copper strip running
behind the desk; the strip becomes the central ground point for the equipment. This central
ground can be routed away with heavy copper strap to join any other similarly protected
branches for single point grounding (SPG) lightning protection.
Other possible uses include noise reduction by grounding a vehicle exhaust, establishing a
connection between a radial plate, balun, and a vertical antenna to keep current off of the
feedline, and any custom grounding application where a reliable connection is needed.
Assemblies with 1/2 Inch Wide Braided Strap Assemblies with 1 Inch Wide Braided Strap
DXE-TCB05-RT01 #10 ring lugs, 1' .....$8.50 DXE-TCB10-RT01 1/4" ring lugs, 1' .....$9.45
DXE-TCB05-RT03 #10 ring lugs, 3' .....$9.50 DXE-TCB10-RT18I 1/4" ring lugs, 18" ...$9.50
DXE-TCB05-RT05 #10 ring lugs, 5' ...$10.75 DXE-TCB10-RT24I 1/4" ring lugs, 2' .....$9.95
DXE-TCB05-RT10 #10 ring lugs, 10' .$12.50 DXE-TCB10-RT03 1/4" ring lugs, 3' ...$10.95
DXE-TCB05-RT18I 1/4" ring lugs, 18" ...$8.45 DXE-TCB10-RT05 1/4" ring lugs, 5' ...$12.95
DXE-TCB05-RT24I 1/4" ring lugs, 2' .....$8.75 DXE-TCB10-RT10 1/4" ring lugs, 10'; $17.95
DXE-TCB05-RT36I 1/4" ring lugs, 3' .....$9.35
3/4 Inch Wide Braided Strap
DXE-TCB075-RT18I 1/4" ring lugs, 18" ...$9.95
DXE-TCB075-RT24I 1/4" ring lugs, 2' ...$10.75
DXE-TCB10-RT03
DXE-TCB05-RT03
DXE-TCB075-RT03 1/4" ring lugs, 3' ...$11.95
Coaxial Cable Grounding Brackets
The CGB-Series Coax Grounding Brackets are a versatile solution
for additional grounding of coaxial cable shields. The stainless steel
bracket is supplied with a stainless steel V-bolt and hardware in your
choice of two sizes for a solid connection to the tower leg. Each bracket
has holes for use with DXE-363-SST bulkhead connectors, or chassis
mount SO-239 connectors, or DXE-1023 for N connectors.
The Grounding Bracket is an ideal junction point for the coax pigtails
that form the rotor loop to connect to the downleads. The bracket can
also be used at the base of the tower to provide a solid grounding point
before the coax cable is routed away from the grounded tower. The
bracket has serrated teeth to bite through paint and corrosion. Additional
fasteners are supplied if you wish to extend a ground braid or copper
strap for secure grounding.
DXE-CGB-150 Coaxial Cable Grounding Bracket, fits 1/2" to 1 1/2" O.D. tube .......$14.95
DXE-CGB-200 Coaxial Cable Grounding Bracket, fits 1" to 2" O.D. tube...............$14.95
Ground Strap
DX Engineering offers quality tinned copper braid in 5 widths for grounding applications.
It is sold per foot to accommodate almost any project. Very long per-foot lengths may not
be continuous—contact Customer Service to discuss your length needs if continuous
length is required. The strap is available in these sizes:
DXE-TCB-038 3/8" wide x 1/32" thick .......................................................per foot $0.45
DXE-TCB-050 1 1/2" wide x .030" thick ...................................................per foot $0.60
DXE-TCB-063 5/8" wide x .030" thick ......................................................per foot $0.80
DXE-TCB-075 3/4" wide x .040" thick ......................................................per foot $1.10
DXE-TCB-100 1" wide x .045" thick ..........................................................per foot $1.25
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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Antenna Systems & Accessories
Maximum Isolation—
Minimum Noise!
An often overlooked aspect of antenna relay systems is
port-to-port isolation. Poor isolation manifests itself as
receive noise being coupled from any unused antennas
to the single selected antenna. For example, if you are
using Antenna #1 but Antenna #7 is receiving a lot of
noise, poor isolation will allow the noise to bleed over
into your selected antenna port. This affects your ability
to receive weak signals.
The DX Engineering RR8A Series Antenna Switches
arrange the relays in a star pattern to select one or more
of eight output ports when voltage is applied from a
9-wire control line. The RF-rated relays provide greatly
improved power handling and SWR over conventional
switches and allows port-to-port connections between
any of the eight output ports. The port-to-port isolation
is the best available—you will get no signal from
unselected antennas! Our switches offer virtually no loss
at HF and excellent low-loss performance up to 50 MHz
(DXE-RR8A-SD) and 150 MHz (DXE-RR8A-HP).
Ameritron RCS-4
Remote Antenna
Switch
The Ameritron RCS-4 is a Four Position
Remote Antenna Switch which is powered
through the coax cable. The relay switch
box may be tower, mast or wall mounted—
the control console is located at your operating
position. Bright LED indicators, steel enclosure, 50 ms
switching time, SO-239 connectors. Uses three heavy
duty 10 ampere contact relays on a rugged G-10 fiberglass
circuit board. The RCS-4 operates from 120 Vac power
source, covers 1.8 to through 30 MHz at 1,500 watts.
AMR-RCS-4
1.5 kW Four Position
RF Switch.............................$149.95
Manual
Antenna Switches
Alpha Delta antenna switches have precision-machined, low
loss components for reliable service. Grounded unselected
antenna ports and ARC-PLUG™ lightning surge protectors
provide the final line of protection.
ALP-DELTA-2B
2-Position Coax Switch,
SO-239 connector.................$59.95
ALP-DELTA-2B/N
2-Position Coax Switch,
N-connector ..........................$75.95
ALP-DELTA-4B
4-Positon Coax Switch,
SO-239 connector.................$89.95
ALP-DELTA-4B/N
4-Positon Coax Switch,
N-connector ..........................$99.95
ALP-ASC-4B
4-Position Desk Console Switch,
SO-239 connector ..............$149.95
ALP-ASC-4B/N
4-Position Desk Console Switch,
N-connector........................$159.95
ALP-D4
Replacement ARC-PLUG ........$9.95
MFJ Manual Antenna Switches
MFJ-1702
2-Position Antenna Switch ...$19.95
MFJ-1702C
2-Position Antenna Switch
with grounding......................$39.75
MFJ-1704
4-Position Antenna Switch
with grounding......................$79.50
MFJ-2702
1GHz/2kW 2-Position Antenna Switch,
SO-239 connector.................$32.95
MFJ-2702N
3GHz/2kW 2-Position Antenna
Switch, N-connector .............$42.95
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DX Engineering’s Symmetrical Design—Highest Reliability and Performance!
Remote Antenna Switches
Installation of these remote antenna switches is hassle-free! No need to remove
the cover to install the control cable—it plugs in with an external connector. You
can use inexpensive CAT-5 cable to connect between the relay switch and the
controller at the operator position.
The DX Engineering RF Switch also provides great SWR and superior port-to-port
isolation. Why is port-to-port isolation important? When you select an antenna
with your RF switch you expect to hear all of the signals on that antenna—and
that is all you want to hear! You don’t want to hear signals from other antennas.
Port-to-port isolation is the property of the RF switch that keeps you from hearing
signals from other antennas. If you have more noise than you would expect when
you listen on a band, you may have less port-to-port isolation than you should.
There is a lot of RF out there; your antennas are immersed in RF all of the time.
When you listen to 80m, for instance, your 40m antenna is still picking up the RF
from the 40m band, 160m band, AM broadcast band, etc. Your other antennas are
doing the same thing. Sometimes, the signals from two or more antennas can mix to
give you even more interference issues. If the port-to-port isolation of your RF switch
is lacking, you are going to hear some amount of noise that the other antennas are picking up.
This raises the noise floor of your location and makes it difficult to hear the station that you are trying to work.
DX Engineering RF Switches have a port-to-port isolation of greater than 60 dB for all ports, not just the best port. This is
the best port isolation of all coax switches that we have tested–and we have tested ALL of the major brands. Some of the
switches that we have tested from a major manufacturer have tested as low as 30 dB! None of the tested switches have a
port-to-port isolation as high as the DX Engineering RF Switches.
This is one component in your station that should be the very best!
Features
• Fully RF-shielded with high strength, UV-resistant
• Can select individual or multiple ports for stacking
cover, stainless steel mounting bracket and hardware
and phased array applications
• Lightning protection standard
• Safe 12-volt relay operation
• Solderless, removeable plug for easy installation of
• Unused antenna ports can be jumpered for open
control line with no disassembly
or shorted to ground
• Can be wired without disassembly
DXE-RR8A-HP
5 kW Key-Down
RF Switch
• Highest isolation
• 5 kW rating
• Usable to 150 MHz
DXE-RR8A-SD
10 kW Key-Down
RF Switch
• 10 kW rating
• Usable to 60 MHz
• Excellent isolation
The DXE-RR8A-HP uses 16 relays (2 per port) in a star arrangement to provide greater than 70 dB of port-to-port isolation.
It is designed to switch coaxial lines in RF systems operating up to 5 kW continuous duty. The DXE-RR8A-SD is the largest
switch in the RR8A series, designed to switch coaxial lines in high power RF systems up to 10 kW continuous duty.
Specifications
• Port Isolation (Worst Case): 70 dB (RR8A-HP), 60 dB (RR8A-SD)
• Sealed RF Relays: 20 amps (HP), 25 amps (SD)
• Power Rating (<2:1 SWR at 30 MHz): 7 kW ICAS/5 kW CCS (HP), 10 kW ICAS/CCS (SD)
• Control Voltage: 10-14 Vdc/100 mA (HP), 10-14 Vdc/160 mA (SD)
• Loss (HP): <0.03 dB below 60 MHz, <0.25 dB below 150 MHz
• Loss (SD): <0.03 dB below 30 MHz, <0.16 dB below 60 MHz
• Impedance: 50 Ω
• Control Line: 8-wire plus ground, #24 up to 1,000 ft. (DXE-CW9S)
CC-8A Controller
This controller can be used with any RR8A series RF switch, the RFS-1 or other products using 1-of-8 or BCD control.
The unit features a metal case with rubber feet and has a built-in power supply. Unlike some other controllers, the CC-8A
stays in place while you are switching. The control cable is attached via a modular plug. If you need to rearrange your
shack, just unplug the connector! LED brightness is adjustable by a potentiometer on the rear panel.
DXE-RR8A-HP
5 kW Key-Down RF Switch.........................................................................................................$349.00
DXE-RR8A-SD
10 kW Key-Down RF Switch.......................................................................................................$415.00
DXE-CC8A
Deluxe Control Console, 8-position ............................................................................................$159.95
DXE-RR8A-HP-P1 5 kW Key-Down RF Switch Package, includes standard control console..................................$449.00
DXE-RR8A-SD-P1 10 kW Key-Down RF Switch Package, includes standard control console................................$515.00
Accessories
AMR-RCS-12C
Ameritron Automatic Antenna Switch Controller........................................................................$234.95
AMR-DB-13D
Cable, RCS-12C to Icom 706, 7000, 718 .....................................................................................$23.95
AMR-DB-7DI
Cable, RCS-12C to Icom ACC2 .....................................................................................................$23.95
AMR-DB-7DK
Cable, RCS-12C to Kenwood TS-2000, 570, 870.........................................................................$23.95
AMR-DB-8DY
Cable, RCS-12C to Yaesu 8-PIN CAT............................................................................................$23.95
AMR-DB-8MK
Cable, RCS-12C to Kenwood TS-480 ...........................................................................................$23.95
DXE-CW8
Control Wire, 8-conductor................................................................................................ per foot $0.48
DXE-CW8-HD
Control Wire, 8-conductor heavy duty ............................................................................. per foot $0.98
DXE-CW9
Shielded Control Wire, 9-conductor..................................................................................per foot $0.29
DXE-CW9S
Control Wire, 9-conductor-stranded .................................................................................per foot $0.36
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Receive Antenna
Variable Phasing
Controller
Electronically Rotatable Receive Antenna System
Phase two Receive antennas at proper spacing.
For optimal results, use identical antennas.
Phased receive-only antenna systems are used to create a directional pattern which can peak
desired signals and remove interfering signals. Variable phase nulling allows an operator to
improve reception by electronically reducing a stronger interfering signal arriving from a
different direction.
This system includes two Active Receiving Vertical Antennas and the DXE-NCC-1 Receive
Antenna Variable Phasing Unit. It combines the two verticals to produce a steerable
directional array. The system improves your reception of weak DX by:
• Combining two omni-directional antennas to produce an adjustable directional pattern
• Reducing overload from a strong signal in a different direction
• Reducing interference from distant signals or noise in a different direction
• Nulling directional strong signals to hear weak stations on the same frequency
Features
• Vertical antenna elements only 102 inches long
• Ideal for Amateur Radio or Shortwave listening
• Antenna elements are grounded when power is turned off
• Use with DXE-TVSU-1 sequencer for best protection before transmitting
NCC-1 Phasing Unit Specifications
Usable Frequency Range: 300 kHz to 30 MHz
Optimum Performance Range: 500 kHz to 15 MHz
Third Order Output Intercept: +32 dBm each input, +38 dBm both inputs combined
Gain Flatness: +/- 1 dB over complete phase rotation
Gain: Adjustable from 0 dB to -40 dB
Available Phase Rotation: >360 degrees between 500 kHz and 15 MHz
Power: NCC-1 +13 Vdc nominal @ 1A minimum (2A recommended)
Antenna Port Power: 10-30 Vdc @ 300 mA maximum, TX muting available
DXE-AAPS-1P Active Antenna Phasing System ..............................................$1,099.95
Now you can add a dedicated receive antenna to HF transceivers which lack a separate
RX antenna input port! The DX Engineering RTR-1 Receive Antenna Interface is a unique,
multi-purpose switch unit which automatically or manually switches the RF output
antenna connector on any HF transceiver between reception using a separate receiving
antenna system and transmitting with a standard transmitting antenna.
The RTR-1 enables operators to enjoy the improved reception that a low noise
receiving antenna system offers. Connection to a Beverage, receive four-square, active
receive antenna, and other receiving antennas and accessories is now possible.
• Stainless steel enclosure
• 200 watt switching capability
• Supports CW full break-in
• Switches out active receive antennas
for close proximity to transmit antennas
• Allows use of RF preamp with
single antenna
• Main antenna has SO-239 connector
• Receive outputs use RCA phono and Type F connectors
• Safe switching—transmit antenna is always connected to transceiver on power-off
• Hot switching lockout disables receive antenna during transmit mode
DXE-RTR-1 Receive Transmit Relay Switch ...........................................................$159.95
Antenna Systems & Accessories
Allows control of signal level and
phasing of two receive antennas—
see specifications below. It is available
separately for those who want to design
their own variable receive antenna system.
DXE-NCC-1
Receive Antenna Variable Phasing Controller .............................$599.95
See NCC-1 specifications below.
RTR-1 Receive Antenna Interface for Transceivers
Receive Four-Square System
• W8JI design
• Excellent directivity in a small space for
better signal-to-noise ratio
• Switchable in four 90 degree
spaced directions
• Reduced susceptibility to high angle signals
compared to EWE, Flag, Pennant, or K9AY
arrays
• Operates from 100 kHz to 30 MHz
• Each complete system package includes
four active vertical antennas, RFS-2 switch,
CC-8A controller, 1,000 feet of F6 flooded
cable, connectors and tools
• TVSU-1 Time Variable Sequencer Unit included to protect active
antennas installed as close as 1/10 wavelength from transmitting antenna
DXE-RFS-TS2P
Receive Four-Square System..............................................$1,650.00
System components also available individually.
Complete Electronically Steered Receiving System
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More than 5 S-units of front-to-back on optimized systems
Works best on 160m, 80m & 40m
Like having a rotatable Beverage antenna
Fits in YOUR yard!
Easily installed—no radials required
Want to know what people are saying aboout this system?
Visit: www.eham.net/reviews/detail/5336
MFJ 1.5-30 MHz
Deluxe Noise Canceller
This unit is designed to reduce noise or
interference—or improve desired signals—
before the noise affects sensitive receiver
circuits. Unlike conventional noise blankers, it
is effective on all types of noise, including interference (QRM) from unwanted signals.
You can adjust both phase and amplitude while combining two antenna inputs.
The antenna inputs can be from two external antennas, or an external antenna and
the unit’s internal whip antenna. The signal output for the receiver is the vector
addition or subtraction of signals from the two separate antennas. This removes
unwanted noise and enhances desired signals.
The Deluxe Noise Canceller is optimized over the range of 1.8 to 30 MHz and has the
interface circuitry necessary for operation with most modern HF transceivers.
MFJ-1026
1.5-30 MHz Deluxe Noise Canceller .......................................$179.95
Optimal signal-to-noise
ratio occurs at 1/4
wavelength side length
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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Antenna Systems & Accessories
Maximum Signal—Minimum Noise!
How often have you heard the old saying “If you can’t hear ’em, you can’t work ’em”?
This is never truer than when you are in the pileup calling that rare contact that you need,
wondering “Did he come back to me?”
DX Engineering provides all the tools you need to construct fabulous receiving antennas—
the kind that let you work stations that others can’t even hear! These W8JI-designed
amplifiers and antenna controllers are known worldwide for their unequalled performance.
Record-breaking DXpeditions—like VP6DX Ducie Island—know and use DX Engineering
receiving equipment. You should follow their lead and enjoy hearing those weak stations
like you have never heard them before.
Single Direction
Beverage Feed System
Active Receive
Antenna Systems
The DXE-BFS-1 is a single-wire Beverage Feed System.
This W8JI design is immune to strong signal overload
and core saturation common in multi-transmitter
contesting environments, and is used by winning
contest stations and low-band DXers. The unit uses
an isolated-winding, matching transformer system
to significantly increase the signal-to-noise ratio in
Beverage and other high impedance antennas.
The DXE-BFS-1 works with antenna impedances from
400-500 Ω. Included with the DXE-BFS-1 is a 470 Ω, 2-watt non-inductive resistor
that withstands nearby lightning strikes significantly better than hard-to-find carbon
composition resistors.
Feedline impedance on the DXE-BFS-1 is designed for 75 Ω, although it will work
with 50 Ω coax. The DXE-BFS-1 uses an industry standard CATV type F connector.
DX Engineering sells quality 75 Ω coax and type F connectors for outdoor installations.
Benefits
• 100 kHz to 30 MHz operating range
• Spark gaps minimize damage from lightning
• Wing nut terminals eliminate soldering
• Metal housings used for superior shielding and improved life
• Flange-mount holes for easy mounting
• Ground isolated secondary essential for building beverage arrays
DXE-BFS-1
Beverage Feed System ............................................................$49.95
DXE-ECM-R470-2
470 Ω, 2-watt resistor, lightning damage-resistant,
pack of 10................................................................................$20.00
DX Engineering’s Active Receive
Antenna Systems offer excellent
receiving performance using a
102 inch whip antenna. The unique
design is vastly superior to
traditional active antennas in
both signal handling and feedline
decoupling. You get significantly
better weak signal reception.
Available in vertical or horizontal
dipole configurations, the
systems include a non-conductive
mounting plate, clamps, active
matching system, and the 102 inch
stainless steel whip elements. The
horizontal dipole element uses two 102 inch whips for an overall length of 210 inches; the
vertical configuration uses a single whip. Whip antennas have excellent wind survival and
are very inconspicuous.
When space is limited, use the DXE-ARAV2-1P or DXE-ARAH2-1P in conjunction with
the DXE-TVSU-1 to provide for operation within 1/10-wavelength of a transmit antenna.
The active antennas have relay protection to prevent overload of the transmit signal.
The DXE-TVSU-1 sequencer controls switching times to ensure the receive system is
protected before transmit power is applied. Use the DXE-ARAV2-4P, DXE-TVSU-1
and DXE-RFS-2 to provide four-square operation within 1/10-wavelength of a
transmit antenna.
The vertical configuration can be used as a single element or in combination with
DX Engineering’s RFS-2 Receive Four-Square Antenna System to build a broadband
directional array that can be switched in four directions to peak the signal or null out noise.
Vertical configurations are for suburban or rural locations with low levels of ground wave
propagated noise. The dipole configuration makes a very sensitive, horizontally polarized
receiving antenna. Horizontal polarization can greatly reduce ground wave propagated noise
in congested urban environments. Light weight and low wind resistance reduces support
requirements. The output connector is a Type F, allowing use of readily available high
performance CATV feedlines and connectors (see page 33).
Features
• Sensitive—weak signal sensitivity rivaling full size antennas
• Wide bandwidth—100 kHz to 30 MHz
• Excellent strong signal handling—outstanding third order intercept of +30 dBm
• Reduced noise—quiet FET followers and high feedline shield isolation
• Easy mounting and installation—pre-drilled mounting plate and universal clamps
DXE-ARAH2-1P Active Receive Antenna, horizontal configuration with relay .......$349.95
DXE-ARAV2-1P Active Receive Antenna, vertical configuration with relay ...........$289.95
Reversible
Beverage System
The DXE-RBSA-1P allows two
Beverage antennas receiving in
opposing directions to share the
same space. With the DXE-RBSA-1P,
you can build a 2-wire reversible
Beverage antenna system with
superior signal-to-noise ratio, most
useful at 40, 80 and 160m bands. The
W8JI design consists of a Feedpoint
System and Reflection Transformer. You
can operate and even confirm the F/R ratio
of this antenna at any time from the
operating position.
This system is immune to strong signal overload and
core saturation common in multi-transmitter contesting
environments, and is used by winning contest stations and
low-band DXers.
The DXE-RBSA-1P has two antenna ports. The standard
configuration of the DXE-RBSA-1P has one port terminated
(termination included) so both antennas share a common
feedline. Applying 10 to 18 Vdc to the feedline switches
between the antennas, and the direction of reception. For
simultaneous reception from opposing directions, each of
the two feedlines connect to a separate receiver.
While the DXE-RBSA-1P is optimized to use 450 Ω ladder line for the antenna element,
the system will work with any 300-600 Ω 2-wire line. 450 Ω ladder line is available from
DX Engineering, sold separately. DX Engineering also sells quality 75 Ω coax and Type F
connectors for outdoor installations.
DXE-TB-5P
Benefits
• Broad operating range, 0.2 to 30 MHz
• Fully isolated grounds used to prevent common-mode noise
and unwanted signals
• 75 Ω design enables the use of high quality, low cost cable
• Metal housings used for superior shielding and improved life
DXE-RBSA-1P
Reversible Beverage Feed System......................................$199.95
DXE-TB-5P
Tilt Base.................................................................................$19.95
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2-Port Receiving
Antenna Switch
Select one of two output ports (generally connected to
different receiving antennas) from one feedline using the
DXE-RLS-2. Install the DXE-RLS-2 with two DXE-RBS-1P
Reversible Beverage Antenna Systems and select four
directions using a single main feedline. Install one or more
DXE-RLS-2s to expand larger Beverage arrays and share the
feedline back to the operating position.
Applying a nominal 12 Vac or DC control voltage through the
feedline activates transfer to port 2. Use DX Engineering’s
DXE-FVC-1 Voltage Coupler to supply the control voltage through the feedline.
Benefits
• Metal housings used for superior shielding and improved life
• High quality components
• Reliable CATV type F connectors standard
• Broad 0.3 to 30 MHz operating range with 75 Ω systems
• Jumper-selectable—control voltage pass-through to the selected port
DXE-RLS-2
Receiving Antenna Switch ........................................................$79.95
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Time Variable Sequence Unit
Use the DX Engineering DXE-RSC-2 to combine two
receiving antennas to form an array or to split the signal
from an antenna to feed two receivers. The DXE-RCS-2
reduces problems and performance shortfalls caused by
impedance errors in less-than-perfect antenna systems.
Benefits
• High quality components
• Reliable weathertight connectors
• Broad, 0.3 to 30 MHz operating range
• Metal housings used for superior shielding and improved life
• Economical solution to potential impedance errors
• Spark gaps minimize damage from lightning
Combining
Use the DXE-RSC-2 to combine, with negligible loss, two antenna systems into a single
feedline. Some examples are two antennas forming an in-phase (broadside) receiving array,
Cross-fire Echelon Beverage array, or any type of array with fixed phasing.
There are a number of advantages of using the DXE-RSC-2 for combining antenna
systems over a standard parallel connection.
• The DXE-RSC-2 matches the entire antenna system to the cable impedance
• Unlike quarter wave matching sections that only work on one band, the DXE-RCS-2
has an extremely wide bandwidth
• With antennas connected directly in parallel, if either one develops a high impedance
open, becomes shorted, falls down or has a feedline problem, the entire antenna
system may become unusable. By using the DXE-RSC-2, only the problem antenna is
unusable—the antenna on the other port can still be used. Due to the built-in isolation
and balancing, the DXE-RSC-2 limits the total signal loss to approximately 6 dB
• The DXE-RSC-2 provides very high isolation between ports 1 and 2. This prevents
either antenna from interfering with the other during normal operation
Splitting
Use the DXE-RSC-2 to split an antenna signal in two, typically to feed two receivers.
Typical signal level reduction through the DXE-RSC-2 when used as a splitter is just over
3 dB per port. This is because each port receives half the available input power, and the
DXE-RSC-2 has some very small additional loss in internal components.
As with any system, losses are based on source and load impedances being equal. The
DXE-RSC-2 normally provides equal power, voltage, and current to matched loads on
ports 1 and 2.
The primary advantage of the DXE-RSC-2, when feeding multiple receivers from one
antenna, is each individual receiver will not seriously affect the signal level of the other
receiver. This prevents receiver band filters attached to one port from “shorting” or
loading the signal of another receiver tuned to a different band. In addition, any spurious
signals generated in one receiver are greatly attenuated by the other DXE-RSC-2 before
reaching the second receiver.
Protect your
active antennas,
transmit/receive
relays and other
equipment with
the DX Engineering
Sequencer. You
have full control
of the timing
between your
rig and amplifier.
This microprocessorcontrolled device provides 0-30 milliseconds of delay in 2 millisecond steps to as many as
five outputs tied to the key-in line. You can sequence the switching of critical devices such
as the transmit/receive relay, amplifier and exciter.
In addition, the DXE-TVSU-1 has an internal side tone generator for CW. You listen to what
you are keying while it is being held in the bucket brigade delay for transmit after the
programmed delay. The side tone is adjustable from 300 to 1,000 Hz in 50 Hz steps.
Benefits
• Control timing on PTT turn-on, hang delay of PTT, hang delay of amplifier, hang delay
of antenna relay, and turn-on delay of auxiliary output
• Dip switch settable delays of 0-30 milliseconds in 2 millisecond steps
• Side tone generator that follows input of keyer or hand key not transmitter
• Side tone can be programmed for 300-1,000 Hz in 50 Hz steps, adjustable volume
• Supports CW full break in
• Allows use of our Active Receive Antennas in close proximity to transmit antennas
DXE-TVSU-1
Time Variable Sequence Unit..................................................$199.95
DXE-RSC-2
2-Port Splitter and Combiner ...................................................$49.95
Receive Feedline
Current Choke
The Receive Feedline Current
Choke (RFCC) is the most
effective solution to commonmode noise or unwanted signal
ingress in receiving systems
available. It provides thousands of
ohms isolation between the input and output coaxial shield connections while passing
desired signals, including DC or low frequency AC control signals. The RFCC has
extremely high isolation impedance, which effectively blocks common-mode noise or
unwanted signals, even in the presence of very poor grounding. The RFCC is effective
from 300 kHz to 30 MHz. It comes with standard type F female connectors, although it
can be used in any 50 to 75 Ω receiving system.
DXE-RFCC-1
Receive Feedline Current Choke, 50/75 Ω, 0.3-30 MHz ................$64.95
Feedpoint
Voltage Coupler
• Inject control voltages onto feedline
• Injects +/- 12 Vdc or 12 Vac
• For use with DXE-RBS-1P Reversible
Beverage System or Remote
2-Position Switch DXE-RLS-2
• AC supply included
DXE-FVC-1 .......................................$84.95
Antenna Systems & Accessories
Splitter/Combiner
Receiver Preamplifier
This is the best HF low noise
amplifier available. The DXE-RPA-1
is optimized for a 0.3-35 MHz
operating range. The push-pull
amplifier design and robust
components enable it to
withstand high signal levels
and operate when you need it
most. The dynamic range of the
DXE-RPA-1 is better than most
receivers.
The DXE-RPA-1 is suitable for indoor or outdoor installation, with the option of being
powered through the coaxial feed. The metal housing provides shielding and improved
lifespan. The unit uses an RCA type phono jack and a Type F connector for the input and
output connections, and has a relay that automatically bypasses the amplifier when DC
power is removed.
Benefits
• Push-pull operation eliminates harmonic distortion
• High quiescent current increases ability to handle strong signals
without distortion or overload
• Meticulous craftsmanship and durable components provide superior
dynamic range
• RCA type phono jack and type F connector ease installation
• Simplified switching—automatic bypass relay eliminates gain when
DC power is off
• 10-18 Vdc power through coaxial feed or separate supply jack
• 10-18 Vdc through coax enables remote operation at antenna
Specifications
• Gain: 16 dB, 0.3-35 MHz (+1.5/-1.5 dB over this range)
• Output Third Order Intercept: 43 dBm
• Noise Figure: 3.5 dB
• One dB Compression: +26 dBm (~0.4 W output)
• 500 Hz BW IM3 Dynamic Range: 110 dB or greater
• Power Requirement: 10-18 Vdc @ 140 mA maximum
• Dimensions: 5.75 x 3.875 x 1.375 inches (WxDxH)
DXE-RPA-1
Receiver Preamplifier, 0.3-35 MHz.........................................$119.95
See page 34 for
75 Ω flooded cable and connectors!
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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DX Engineering
Transmit Four-Square
Hybrid Controller—
4 Directions plus Omni
Antenna Systems & Accessories
DX Engineering’s TFS4 Series
Four-Square Controllers combine
a high level of engineering
excellence with attention to
operator convenience and ease of
installation. The controllers are available
for 160, 80/75, and 40 meters. They
allow the operator to receive or transmit
with 5.5 dB gain in any one of four
directions with 20+ dB front-to-back
ratio for interference reduction from
unwanted directions. You can also switch
to a single omni-directional pattern with the push of a single button.
This combination permits you to listen “all-around”—unhindered by pattern nulls—
and then select the best direction for signal reception and noise rejection.
The TFS4 controllers are designed for use with a four monoband vertical antenna array
spaced at the corners of a square that is 1/4-wavelength on a side. The vertical antennas
must be ungrounded and resonant in the desired band, and should be directly base-fed
by coaxial cable phasing lines from the centrally located controller. DX Engineering has
vertical antennas that are well suited for this application. Above all, a properly designed
and installed radial system is necessary for top antenna performance, whether a single
vertical or a full array.
DX Engineering strongly recommends our optional QWC Series 1/4-wavelength cables.
They are constructed of the highest quality Belden 8213, an RG-11/U foam dielectric
cable with a velocity factor of 84% (0.84). These cables are cut to a precise electrical
length based on your choice of center operating frequency. They are terminated with
hand-soldered Silver-Teflon PL-259 connectors and weather-sealed with shrink tubing.
Finally, each cable is tested for high voltage breakdown for maximum reliability and
power handling.
If you already have a Four-Square array with a hybrid controller (such as COMTEK
SYSTEMS, etc.) and would like to upgrade to improved performance and the Omni
feature, the DX Engineering TFS4 Series is a direct transplant. BCD logic switching
allows the use of a four-wire control cable to perform the necessary switching functions
when powered by the included DXE-CC-4SQR Control Console.
Features
• Classic Hybrid Design—easy to install
• 5 kW CW Power Rating—high reliability
• Hot Switching Lock-Out—disables amplifier while switching
• Drop-In Replacement for COMTEK SYSTEMS—easy upgrade
• Proven DX Engineering RF Relays—high performance
• Stainless Steel Weatherproof Housing—unique protection
DXE-TFS4A-160-P
160 Meter Four-Square Controller with Control Console.....$609.00
DXE-TFS4A-80-P
80 Meter Four-Square Controller with Control Console.......$599.00
DXE-TFS4A-40-P
40 Meter Four-Square Controller with Control Console.......$589.00
DX Engineering Customer Support personnel will be happy to help you
select all the components necessary for a complete installation.
Contact Us for New Antenna Products
and System Recommendations!
Accessories
DXE-QWC75-160-4P
DXE-QWC75-80-4P
DXE-QWC75-40-4P
VEC-DL650M
DXE-PSW-12D1A
DXE-CC-4SQR
COM-CW4
DXE-CW9
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Quarter Wave Cable, Belden 75 Ω, 160m, set of 4............$645.00
Quarter Wave Cable, Belden 75 Ω, 80m, set of 4..............$370.00
Quarter Wave Cable, Belden 75 Ω, 40m, set of 4..............$215.00
Vectronics DL650M Dummy Load ......................................$79.95
AC Adapter, 12 Vdc/1000 mA ..............................................$19.99
Control Console, Four-Square ...........................................$199.95
Control Wire, 4-conductor ......................................per foot $0.28
Shielded Control Wire, 9-conductor.........................per foot $0.29
COMTEK SYSTEMS
ACB-4 Phased Array Systems
for 2- or 4-Element Vertical Arrays
COMTEK SYSTEMS uses state of the art design and technology to produce the most
advanced antenna systems possible. These Phased Array Systems are affordable, simple
to install, and easy to use. A phased array consists of two of more elements fed in a phase
relationship and power ratio to obtain a directional pattern. COMTEK SYSTEMS’ phased
array switchboxes can be used with 2- or 4-element horizontal or vertical arrays to provide
the greatest directivity.
We offer the ACB-4 for all amateur bands from 10 meters to
160 meters. The ACB-4 is band specific—you cannot use
an 80 meter ACB-4 for any band other than 80 meters.
Power Supply/Switch Control
• One amp (1A @ 12.6VCT) transformer for reliable
115 Vac operation
• 200 PIV full wave bridge rectifier
• Primary and secondary voltages fused
• Heavy duty one amp diodes with Sprague RF
bypass caps
• Custom USA-made switch permits 360° rotation
in either direction with no stops
• Current limiting resistor protection for each LED
• Chassis and cover custom manufactured to
COMTEK SYSTEMS specifications
• Lexan label for recording favored directions
• Compact size: 2" H x 6" W x 4 5/8" D
90 Degree Hybrid-Relay Matrix
• 15 amp gold-plated contact relays with dust covers
• Belden Teflon® silver stranded wire over 3M
Fiberglass tape-wound toroids
• Sprague 5% balanced temperature, frequency, and
voltage stable capacitors
• Laboratory analyzed for improved performance
• Double-sided printed circuit board
• 2 kW conservative rating for Amateur Radio Service
• Harris MOVs for lightning surge protection with Sprague RF bypass caps
• Brushed aluminum Z-chassis and cover with riveted seams
• Size: 4" H x 6" W x 8 1/2" D
COM-ACB-160-1 160m Phased Array Switch/Controller, 115 Vac .....................$459.95
COM-ACB-160-2 160m Phased Array Switch/Controller, 230 Vac .....................$474.95
COM-ACB-80-1
80m Phased Array Switch/Controller, 115 Vac .....................$449.95
COM-ACB-80-2
80m Phased Array Switch/Controller, 230 Vac .....................$464.95
COM-ACB-40-1
40m Phased Array Switch/Controller, 115 Vac .....................$439.95
COM-ACB-40-2
40m Phased Array Switch/Controller, 230 Vac .....................$454.95
COM-ACB-30-1
30m Phased Array Switch/Controller, 115 Vac .....................$429.95
COM-ACB-30-2
30m Phased Array Switch/Controller, 230 Vac .....................$444.95
COM-ACB-20-1
20m Phased Array Switch/Controller, 115 Vac .....................$419.95
COM-ACB-20-2
20m Phased Array Switch/Controller, 230 Vac .....................$434.95
COM-ACB-15-1
15m Phased Array Switch/Controller, 115 Vac .....................$409.95
COM-ACB-15-2
15m Phased Array Switch/Controller, 230 Vac .....................$424.95
COM-ACB-10-1
10m Phased Array Switch/Controller, 115 Vac .....................$364.95
COM-ACB-10-2
10m Phased Array Switch/Controller, 230 Vac .....................$379.95
Accessories
COM-H11-160-P
COM-H11-80-P
COM-H11-40-P
COM-H11-30-P
COM-H11-20-P
COM-H11-15-P
COM-H11-10-P
COM-CW4
COM-VFA-1
COM-VFA-4
DXE-RADP-1P
DXE-SSVC-2P
RG-11 Hybrid Array Phasing Cable, 160m, set of 4 ..............$439.95
RG-11 Hybrid Array Phasing Cable, 80m, set of 4 ................$259.95
RG-11 Hybrid Array Phasing Cable, 40m, set of 4 ................$169.95
RG-11 Hybrid Array Phasing Cable, 30m, set of 4 ................$144.95
RG-11 Hybrid Array Phasing Cable, 20m, set of 4 ................$129.95
RG-11 Hybrid Array Phasing Cable, 15m, set of 4 ................$119.95
RG-11 Hybrid Array Phasing Cable, 10m, set of 4 ................$114.95
4-Conductor Control Cable ......................................... per foot $0.28
Vertical Feedpoint Assembly.....................................................$15.95
Vertical Feedpoint Assembly, set of 4.......................................$56.95
Stainless Steel Radial Plate with 20 bolt sets...........................$49.50
V-Saddle Clamp, fits 1" to 2" tube.............................................$11.95
Phone: 800.777.0703 • International: 330.572.3200 • Fax: 330.572.3279 • DoD CAGE Code: 3M3H7
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The Experts in Phased
Antenna Systems!
COMTEK SYSTEMS
PVS-2 Two-Element Phased Vertical Systems
For those who do not have space for a Four-Square phased vertical array, COMTEK
SYSTEMS offers the superior PVS-2 two-element phased vertical system. Quality
components are used throughout, yet the system is very affordable.
• Three direction switching includes selectable end-fire and broadside directions
• Typical 18 dB front-to-back rejection and 3 dB gain
• Rated at 3 kW continuous Amateur Service duty
• <.05 dB insertion loss
• Includes a custom, in-house wound UNUN and a 90 degree toroid
• Includes MOVs for maximum ESD protection
• Amphenol silver tip SO-239s and Potter & Brumfield relays
• A 4-conductor control line is required
COM-PVS-160-1 160m Phased Vertical System, 115 Vac...............................$333.95
COM-PVS-160-2 160m Phased Vertical System, 230 Vac...............................$348.95
COM-PVS-80-1
80m Phased Vertical System, 115 Vac...............................$333.95
COM-PVS-80-2
80m Phased Vertical System, 230 Vac...............................$348.95
COM-PVS-40-1
40m Phased Vertical System, 115 Vac...............................$333.95
COM-PVS-40-2
40m Phased Vertical System, 230 Vac...............................$348.95
COM-PVS-30-1
30m Phased Vertical System, 115 Vac...............................$333.95
COM-PVS-30-2
30m Phased Vertical System, 230 Vac...............................$348.95
COM-PVS-20-1
30m Phased Vertical System, 115 Vac...............................$333.95
COM-PVS-20-2
30m Phased Vertical System, 230 Vac...............................$348.95
Accessories
COM-P213-160-P RG-213 Phasing Cable,
160m, set of 2 ..................$189.95
COM-P213-80-P
RG-213 Phasing Cable,
80m, set of 2 ....................$119.95
COM-P213-40-P
RG-213 Phasing Cable,
40m, set of 2.......................$89.95
COM-P213-30-P
RG-213 Phasing Cable, 30m, set of 2 ..................................$69.95
COM-P213-20-P
RG-213 Phasing Cable, 20m, set of 2 ..................................$59.95
COM-CW4
4-Conductor Control Cable .......................................per foot $0.28
For more COMTEK SYSTEMS Products
visit www.comteksystems.com
STACK-2 Yagi Antenna Switch
New, affordable, 2-high stack switch for tribanders, log
periodics, or monobanders from 40 to 10 meters.
Amphenol silver tip connectors, MOVs (a COMTEK
SYSTEMS standard since 1994), Potter & Brumfield
relays, and a 2.4" O.D. UNUN provide reliability at 3
kW maximum power levels. Simply run two equal
lengths of 50 Ω coax from the switch to each
antenna and a 3-conductor control line and enjoy
increased performance in contests or chasing DX.
COM-STACK-2-1
2-Stack Antenna Switch System,
115 Vac...............................$259.95
COM-STACK-2-2
2-Stack Antenna Switch System,
230 Vac...............................$269.95
COM-CW4
4-Conductor
Control Cable.............per foot $0.28
Stack-3 Stacked Yagi Switch
Based on K3LR’s design, the SYS-3 is designed for monoband 3-stack Yagis. You can
select any one antenna, all antennas, or any combination of two antennas. Indicator lights
for each antenna tell you at a glance which antennas are selected. Features include a
double-sided printed circuit board, Amphenol SO-239s, and MOV protection for all six
control cable lines. The SYS-3 incorporates the same USA-made, gold-plated DPDT relays
used in COMTEK SYSTEM’s ACB-4 Series Hybrid Phasing Systems, proven in hundreds of
systems since 1990.
COM-STACK-3-1
3-Stack Yagi Switch System, 115 Vac ...................................$399.95
COM-STACK-3-2
3-Stack Yagi Switch System, 230 Vac ...................................$414.95
COM-CW6
6-Conductor Control Cable ...........................................per foot $0.36
50 and 75 Ω
Choke Baluns
Choke baluns ensure that
RF does not flow on the
outside shield of feedlines,
phasing lines, etc. COMTEK
SYSTEMS’ baluns feature
100 Amidon beads on a
length of RG-400 Teflon®
double-shielded silver
coax terminated with Silver
Teflon PL-259 UHF
connectors. Assembled baluns are covered with 3M heat shrink tubing. RF bead kits are
available if you wish to assemble your own chokes.
COM-CFC-50
50 Ω Balun, assembled ............................................................$93.90
COM-CFC-50K
50 Ω Balun, kit ..........................................................................$72.85
COM-CFC-75
75 Ω Balun, assembled.............................................................$95.90
COM-CFC-75K
75 Ω Balun, kit ..........................................................................$74.85
COM-RFB-160
RF Choke Bead Kit, 160m.......................................................$124.90
COM-RFB-80
RF Choke Bead Kit, 80m...........................................................$64.80
COM-RFB-40
RF Choke Bead Kit, 30 and 40m...............................................$47.95
COM-RFB-20
RF Choke Bead Kit, 10, 15 and 20m ........................................$38.95
Accessories
DXE-RADP-1P
Stainless Steel Radial Plate with 20 bolt sets...........................$49.50
DXE-SSVC-2P
V-Saddle Clamp, fits 1" to 2" tube.............................................$11.95
Antenna Systems & Accessories
COMTEK SYSTEMS Hybrids are used worldwide
by serious contesters, DXers, and hams.
With properly installed arrays and our hybrid
couplers, you can achieve gain and impressive
F/B at a lower cost than most low band beams
at proper heights.
Vertical antenna arrays offer inherently better
DX performance than common horizontal
antennas. COMTEK SYSTEMS knows how to
provide optimum performance from phased
antenna arrays. Stacked horizontal arrays
can be combined for selective vertical angle
switching. Combined with DX Engineering
quality and technical support, you are assured
that your engineered system will deliver
top results.
COMTEK SYSTEMS
Antenna Switches
VFA-1 Vertical
Feedpoint Assembly
The VFA-1 Vertical Feedpoint Assembly for vertical antennas
eases the task of attaching a coaxial cable to your aluminum
tubing. Silver SO-239s and stainless hardware ensure long
life and reliability. The assembly is available in a set of four
for 4-square arrays.
COM-VFA-1
Vertical Feedpoint Assembly ....$15.95
COM-VFA-4
Vertical Feedpoint Assembly,
set of 4 .....................................$15.95
Accessories
COM-CW3
Control Wire,
3-conductor ..................per foot $0.25
COM-CW4
Control Wire,
4-conductor ..................per foot $0.28
COM-CW6
Control Wire,
6-conductor ..................per foot $0.36
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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DX Engineering Verticals—
High Performance/Low Cost!
Antennas & Accessories
Introducing a new series of high-performance HF vertical antennas with DX Engineering
THUNDERBOLT™ antenna technology! Models include monoband and multi-band verticals
utilizing both fast taper 3-foot tubing sections for lowest wind resistance and slow taper 6-foot
tubing sections for greatest bandwidth.
Designed with corrosion-resistant 6063 aluminum tubing and stainless steel hardware,
these antennas are both durable and attractive. The fast taper models can be shipped
affordably via postal service.
The DX Engineering Multi-Band HF antennas are high-performance vertical antenna systems
designed with engineering excellence and performance in mind. Three models are available to
operate over the entire 160 through 10 meter range, or 80 through 10 meters with an optional
DX Engineering UNUN and your wide range antenna tuner.
Various monoband models are available to operate over an entire band with an SWR of less
than 1.5:1. They can be made multi-band-capable with optional DX Engineering accessories.
Our antennas offer fullsize quarter wave performance! All models feature the market’s strongest
Estren® insulator that won’t crack, peel, splinter, or fail.
THUNDERBOLT™ Dual Band
High Performance Vertical Antennas
DXE-MBVE-1-3ATP
80/40 DUAL BAND
55 FEET—NO GUYS
BIG SIGNAL
AUTO TUNE
43 FEET
90 MPH
NO GUYS
00
$6cl7ud9es
80/40 Meters
• Full band coverage on 40 and 300 kHz on 80 meters with SWR under 2:1—
no outboard tuner needed
• Tunable above and below 7 MHz range for MARS and CAP frequencies
• Maximum legal power handling
• Optimum 53 ft. overall height
• Self-supporting design withstands 50 MPH wind without guyingeasy raising and lowering with optional winch kit
DXE-8040VA-1
Antenna...................................................................................$899.00
DXE-VRW-1
Manual Winch Kit....................................................................$169.99
DXE-7580-THK
CW Optimizer Capacity Hat.......................................................$59.95
DXE-8040-30AOK* 30 Meter Add-On Kit ...............................................................$129.95
In
Auto-Tuner
5KW TRAP
Dual Band 0
$899
0
75/80 Meter0
$799
0
*$99.95 if purchased with antenna
40/30 Meters
• Full band coverage on 40 and 30 meters with SWR under 1.5:1—no tuner needed
• 40m bandwidth greater than 750 kHz with SWR under 2:1
• Tunable above and below 7 MHz range for MARS and CAP frequencies
• Maximum legal power handling
• Optimum 30 ft. overall height
• Self-supporting design withstands 60 MPH wind without guying
DXE-4030VA-1............................................................................................................$299.50
THUNDERBOLT™ Single Band
High Performance Vertical Antennas
80/75 Meters
300 kHz bandwidth with SWR under 2:1—no outboard tuner needed
Tunable for CW or SSB—change base coil tap for segment
Maximum legal power handling
Optimum 53 ft. overall height
Self-supporting design withstands 50 MPH wind without guying—
easy raising and lowering with optional winch kit
DXE-7580VA-1 Antenna..........................................................................................$799.00
DXE-VRW-1
Manual Winch Kit ..........................................................................$169.99
DXE-7580-THK CW Optimizer Capacity Hat..............................................................$59.95
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80 Meter with Performance-Enhancing Top Hat
• Slow taper, 43 ft. vertical radiator
• 6063 T832 corrosion-resistant aircraft aluminum tubing and stainless steel hardware
• 12 ft. diameter capacity hat—resonant on 3.5-4.0 MHz
• Thick stainless steel tilt base
• 300 kHz wide below 2:1 SWR
• No coils or linear loading elements
• 5 kW continuous/10kW CW/SSB rating
• Includes impedance matching network
DXE-80VA-3................................................................................................................$499.50
DXE-GUY400-KIT Guying Kit........................................................................................$54.95
20
60 Meter Full Size
• Slow taper, 43 ft. vertical radiator
• Thick stainless steel tilt base
• Full 60 meter coverage with SWR of 1.5 or less
• No coils or linear loading elements
• Easily upgradeable to DXE-80VA-3 for 75/80 meter monoband operation
• Includes impedance matching network
• 6063 T832 corrosion-resistant aircraft aluminum tubing and stainless steel hardware
DXE-60VA-1P..............................................................................................................$349.50
DXE-GUY400-KIT Guying Kit........................................................................................$54.95
THUNDERBOLT™ Multi-Band
High Performance Vertical Antenna (Tuner Required)
160 to 10 Meters
Slow taper, heavy duty tubing—optimal 43 ft. vertical radiator
6063 T832 corrosion-resistant aircraft aluminum tubing and stainless steel hardware
Easy tuning design
No coils or linear loading elements
Thick stainless steel tilt base
5 kW continuous/10kW CW/SSB rating
Includes special DXE-UN-43 UNUN for multi-band use
with your wide range tuner
• Easily upgradeable to DXE-80VA-3 for 75/80 meter
monoband operation
DXE-MBVA-1UP..........................................................................................................$449.50
DXE-GUY400-KIT Guying Kit........................................................................................$54.95
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Standard Multi-Band
High Performance Vertical Antennas
(Tuner Required)
2" to 1/2" Fast Taper, 80 to 10 Meters
33 ft. vertical radiator
Thick stainless steel tilt base
Easy tuning design—correct length and taper
No coils or linear loading elements
Requires DXE-UN-43 UNUN Balun for multi-band use
with your wide range tuner
DXE-MBVE-2...............................................................................................................$279.50
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43 Foot Multi-Band Vertical/Remote Tuner Package
Includes DXE-MBVE-1 (above) plus:
• MFJ-927 Remote IntelliTuner™—200 watts
• DXE-FCC050-H05-A Feedline Current Choke
• DXE-SSVC-2P Stainless Steel Mounting V-Clamp
• Custom laser cut stainless steel bracket for tuner and FCC
• Bias tee power injector for 12 Vdc
• RG-8X 2 ft. coaxial cable with PL-259 connectors
• 2 tinned copper braids, 1" wide for connection to your optional radial plate
• Feedline wire—14 gauge insulated stranded copper with ring terminal attached
DXE-MBVE-1-3ATP
Antenna/Tuner Package .......................................................$679.00
DXE-MBV-ATU-1
Add-On Tuner Kit Only.........................................................$399.00
COMTEK SYSTEMS
Vertical Antennas and Arrays
These rugged, affordable quarter wave antennas
are designed to be used in sets to provide top
performance with phased vertical array systems
like the Comtek PVS 2-antenna systems or Comtek
and DXE Four Square array controllers. The
COM-20VA antenna can be used on any single
band—20, 17, 15, 12 or 10 meters—by adjusting
its length.
Constructed from 6063 aircraft-spec aluminum tubing, these antenna taper
from a huge base section. High strength, UV-resistant EXTREN® insulators
and a heavy aluminum plate mounting base ensure long lasting, reliable
performance under adverse conditions. The antennas come with V-saddle
clamps for installation to your ground-mounted pipe; 2" O.D. pipe is
recommended, but the clamps will accept any size from 1" to 2". Stainless
steel hardware included. Light guying is always recommended for phased
systems to keep spacing precise and minimize swaying.
COM-20VA
20 Meter Vertical Antenna ..........................$129.95
COM-20VA-2P 20 Meter Vertical Antenna, set of 2 ............$249.95
COM-20VA-4P 20 Meter Vertical Antenna, set of 4 ...........$489.95
COM-30VA
30 Meter Vertical Antenna ..........................$199.95
COM-30VA-2P 30 Meter Vertical Antenna, set of 2 ............$389.95
COM-30VA-4P 30 Meter Vertical Antenna, set of 4 ............$779.95
COM-40VA
40 Meter Vertical Antenna ..........................$229.95
COM-40VA-2P 40 Meter Vertical Antenna, set of 2 ............$444.95
COM-40VA-4P 40 Meter Vertical Antenna, set of 4 ............$879.95
See page 29 for Radial Plates and Radial Wire Kits to
complete your antenna installation.
Antennas & Accessories
2 1/8" to 3/8" Fast Taper, 160 to 10 Meters
• 43 ft. optimal length vertical radiator
• Easy tuning design—correct length and taper
• Thick stainless steel tilt base
• No coils or linear loading elements
• Requires DXE-UN-43 UNUN Balun for multi-band use with your wide range tuner
DXE-MBVE-1...............................................................................................................$249.00
DXE-GUY400-KIT Guying Kit........................................................................................$54.95
The Experts in Phased
Antenna Systems!
Standard Monoband
High Performance Vertical Antennas
2 1/8" to 3/8" Fast Taper, 60 Meter
• 43 ft. vertical radiator
• Thick stainless steel tilt base
• Full 60 meter coverage with SWR of 1.5 or less
• No coils or linear loading elements
• Includes impedance matching network
DXE-60VE-1P..............................................................................................................$349.50
Rugged High Performance 40 Meter
• High strength, self-supporting vertical element
• Operates over the entire 40 meter band with an SWR of less than 1.5:1
• Less than 24 feet high
• No coils or linear loading elements
• Easily configured to operate on the 30 meter band
DXE-40VA-1................................................................................................................$249.50
2" to 1/2" Fast Taper, High Performance 40 Meter
• 33-35 ft. tall vertical element
• Operates over the entire 40 meter band with an SWR of less than 1.5:1
• Full length—no coils or linear loading elements
• Easily configured to operate on the 30 meter band
• Perfect for four-square or phased arrays
DXE-40VE-1................................................................................................................$259.50
2" to 1" Fast Taper, High Performance 30 Meter
• 24 ft. tall vertical element
• Operates over the entire 30 meter band with an SWR of less than 1.5:1
• Full length—no coils or linear loading elements
• Perfect for four-square or phased arrays
DXE-30VE-1................................................................................................................$229.50
For more COMTEK SYSTEMS products
visit www.comteksystems.com
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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Antennas & Accessories
Cushcraft • Hy-Gain • Hustler
CUS-R6000
CUS-MA160V
Cushcraft Vertical Antennas
CUS-MA160V 160 Meter 36 Ft.
Vertical Antenna with Radial Kit
This antenna is a compact, efficient vertical designed for
working top-band DX from an average-size house lot. A
low launch angle and deep overhead null combine to pull
in distant stations while rejecting local QRM.
CUS-MA160V ........................................................$299.00
CUS-R6000 20-6 Meter 6-Band,
19 Ft. Vertical Antenna
This is a 6 through 20 meter, no-ground radial antenna.
No traps are used on 6, 10 and 15 meters for maximum
efficiency and power handling.
CUS-R6000 ...........................................................$429.00
CUS-R8 40-6 Meter 8 Band,
28.5 Ft. Vertical Antenna
This multi-band design provides 8-band coverage
encompassing the 6, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, and 40 meter
bands. The antenna provides 360 degree (omni) coverage
on the horizon and a low radiation angle in the vertical
plane for a better DX.
CUS-R8 .................................................................$529.00
CUS-R8GK
3-Point, Non-Conductive
Guy System for R8 ...............$56.00
CUS-R8
Hustler
BTV Verticals
The Hustler BTV antenna series delivers good performance, easy
assembly, and the best reliability of any multi-band vertical on the
market. These antennas offer 2:1 SWR or better at the band edges and
up to a 100 kHz bandwidth on 75/80m (5BTV and 6BTV only). Hustler’s
exclusive trap design offers the lowest loss possible.
Hustler BTV series antennas are a quarter wave-trapped vertical design.
The antenna should be ground-mounted with radials or elevated-mounted
with tuned radials. Visit DXEngineering.com for more information about
radials for quarter wave vertical antennas.
The sealed cover on the traps assures stable tuning in all kinds of weather.
There is a wide tuning range designed in the antenna to accommodate
differing ground plane conditions. All antenna sections are 1.25 inch heavy
wall, high strength aluminum. The traps use a solid 1 inch fiberglass form for
optimum electrical and mechanical stability. The base uses an extra heavy
duty aluminum mounting bracket with low loss, high strength insulators.
The new, economical DX Engineering High Performance BTV packages
include a stainless steel tilt base and radial plate, radial wire installation kit,
direct coax feed add-on kit, bulkhead coax connector, low loss RG-8/U jumper
cable, and stainless steel V-clamps.
Antenna Packages
DXE-HUS-4BTV-P
4BTV High Performance Package............$379.00
DXE-HUS-5BTV-P
5BTV High Performance Package ..........$419.00
DXE-HUS-6BTV-P
6BTV High Performance Package ..........$454.00
Antenna Only
HUS-4BTV
BTV-4 Band Antenna ..............................$124.95
HUS-5BTV
BTV-5 Band Antenna ..............................$159.95
HUS-6BTV
BTV-6 Band Antenna ..............................$189.95
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Hy-Gain Vertical Antennas
AV-640 Patriot HF 8-Band, No-Radials Vertical
Hy-Gain’s new AV-640 Patriot HF is the best built,
best performing, and best priced multi-band
vertical available today. Make full use of your
sunspot cycle with the Patriot’s low angle signal.
The AV-640 uses quarter wave stubs on 6, 10, 12,
and 17 meters and efficient end loading coil and
capacity hats on 15, 20, 30, and 40 meters. An
effective counterpoise system replaces radials
and grounding. Instead of typical lossy can traps,
the AV-640 resonators are placed in parallel—not
in series. End loading of the lower HF bands allows
efficient operation with a manageable antenna height.
Maximum Power: 1,500 watts.
Overall Height: 25.5 feet.
HYG-AV-640................................................$389.95
DX-77A 7-Band Vertical
The Hy-Gain DX-77A is an omni-directional,
self-supporting, automatic-bandswitching vertical
radiator. It operates on the 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30
and 40 meter Amateur bands. No ground radials
are required with the DX-77A. Its design is based
on an off-center-fed dipole, sometimes called a
“Windom” antenna. High efficiency high-power
traps are used to isolate the active sections of
the antenna.
The DX-77A uses a heavy duty, tiltable mast
clamp that accepts masts up to 2 1/8" O.D. The
entire antenna can be easily raised and lowered
for tuning purposes and for use on recreational
vehicles (RVs). The DX-77A’s overall length of
29 feet (8.8 meters) contributes to exceptional
bandwidths on 40 and 20 meters. Maximum
Power: 750 watts average, 1,500 watts PEP.
HYG-DX-77A ...............................................$439.95
AV-18HT Hy-Tower 5-Band, 50 Foot Vertical
The AV-18HT Hy-Tower is an omni-directional,
self-supporting vertical radiator which operates on
10 through 80 meters. 160 meter operation is possible with the addition of a loading coil.
The use of stub decoupling systems allows band switching on 10, 15, 20, 40, and 80
meters. The stubs isolate various sections of the vertical antenna so that an electrical
1/4 wavelength (or odd multiple of 1/4 wavelength) exists on all bands. On 20 meters,
the 80 meter section acts as a 3/4 wave radiator.
The tilting base of the Hy-Tower allows the antenna to be completely assembled on the
ground before it is raised into position. It is light enough for one person to assemble and
for two people to erect. The Hy-Tower is supplied with stainless steel hardware. Maximum
Power: 1 kW AM, 2 kW PEP. Overall Height: 53 feet.
The Hy-Tower is drop-shipped via motor freight directly from Hy-Gain to you.
DX Engineering will e-mail you a shipping quote when you place your order.
HYG-AV-18HT ..........................................................................................................$899.95
HYG-MK-160A
160 Meter Add-On kit for AV-18HT .......................................$119.95
AV-14AVQ and AV-18AVQII
Multi-Band Trap Verticals
The 4-band Hy-Gain AV-14AVQ and 5-band AV-18AVQII use the same
trap design as the famous Hy-Gain Thunderbird beams. Separate air
dielectric Hy-Q traps with oversize coils give superb stability and 1/4
wave resonance on all bands. Their 18-foot overall length fits well in
most urban environments. The 14-AVQ covers the 10, 15, 20 and 40
meter bands while the 18-AVQII adds the 80 meter band to the mix.
All Hy-Gain multi-band vertical antennas are entirely self supporting—
no guys required. They offer remarkable DX performance with their
extremely low angle of radiation and omnidirectional pattern.
Hy-Gain vertical antennas handle 1,500 watts PEP SSB, have low SWR
and automatic bandswitching. Heavy duty, slotted, tapered swaged aircraft quality aluminum tubing with full circumference compression
clamps is used for radiators.
All Hy-Gain verticals feature a two year limited warranty.
HYG-AV-14AVQ..............................................$169.95
HYG-AV-18AVQII............................................$239.95
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Directional Antennas
Antennas & Accessories
DX Engineering
Vertical Antenna
Matching Network
Without a means of adjusting feedpoint impedance, achieving
the best SWR on 80 meters on some vertical antenna
installations with excellent radial systems may be
difficult. The Vertical Antenna Matching Network
lets you tune a low impedance antenna to the
minimum SWR in the user-selected portion of
the 80 or 160 meter band without affecting
operation on the other, higher frequency
bands (if applicable). The Vertical Antenna
Matching Network can also be used on
160 meter Inverted-L and Tee-Top wire
verticals. The #12 AWG coil wire is
tin-nickel plated for high power handling,
corrosion resistance, ease of soldering,
and long-term reliability.
DXE-VMN-1
Vertical Antenna
Matching Network ............$44.95
DX Engineering
Coil Tap Clips
These silver-plated Coil Tap Clips provide adjustable attachment points
to uninsulated coils including homebrew, Miniductor™ and Airdux™.
They also are useful for making flying connections to uninsulated
wire in non-RF applications without soldering or cutting. These
clips will accommodate wire sizes from #20 to #10 AWG.
DXE-CLIP-P
Coil Tap Clips, pack of 5 .............................................................$9.95
See page 32 for
coaxial cable with connectors!
DXE-AOK-80M
DXE-AOK-12M
DXE-AOK-DCF
DXE-AOK-17M
DXE-AOK-60M
HUS-30-MTK
DX Engineering
Add-On Kits for Hustler
BTV Verticals
DX Engineering offers add-on kits that provide additional frequency band coverage or
installation and operating convenience to the popular Hustler BTV vertical antenna family.
Simply add the kit, make some minimal tuning adjustments, and you’re on the air
with an additional band. The stainless steel DXE-AOK-DCF allows simple connection
of coaxial cable with a PL-259 connector.
DXE-AOK-12M
12 Meter Add-On Kit for Hustler BTV Verticals...........................$59.95
DXE-AOK-17M
17 Meter Add-On Kit for Hustler BTV Verticals...........................$69.95
HUS-30-MTK
30 Meter Add-On Kit for Hustler 4BTV and 5BTV Verticals ........$46.95
DXE-AOK-60M
60 Meter Add-On Kit for Hustler BTV Verticals...........................$74.95
DXE-AOK-80M
80 Meter Add-on Kit for Hustler 4BTV Verticals .........................$59.95
DXE-AOK-DCF
Direct Coax Feed for Hustler BTV Verticals .................................$22.95
NEW from DX Engineering!
A Very Stealthy Auto Tuned Stealth Antenna (ATSA) System
Thanks to the revolutionary SMBA
system, our new Auto Tuned
Stealth Antenna (ATSA) design
allows Amateur Radio operators in
HOA-controlled areas to easily get
on the air. The unique ATSA
MatchBoxx™ module allows the
lowest possible SWR with any
length wire. You can be on all
bands from 40 meters and up with
a short 26 foot wire antenna—and
on all bands from 80 to 10 meters
with just 45 feet of wire!
Most small, physically short
antennas exhibit narrow bandwidth,
limiting your operating frequency
range on the lower bands to 50 to
100 kHz with acceptable SWR.
The ATSA’s integral auto tuner
always delivers the lowest SWR at
any operating frequency with no
operator adjustments necessary.
Just change bands and the ATSA
antenna will follow you!
The very low profile Remote Tuning
Unit [RTU] is easily hidden. Just
“plant” it in foliage with the
supplied spikes and lay out the
minimum length radials and the near-invisible antenna wire. You can further camouflage
the controller with a plastic boulder or other items available at most landscaping stores.
The ATSA is a complete system including the tuner, stainless steel radial plate, the radial
wire, antenna wire, two insulators, and all necessary hardware. The system is completely
self-contained; even the required 12 Vdc power is carried by the coax. The ATSA will
automatically match your coax to the antenna at any HF frequency within seconds.
• Automatic bandswitching—tunes for lowest SWR
• Handles 200 watts SSB/CW
Special
• Connect 12 Vdc power and RF through single coax feedline
ry
Introducto
• Stainless steel mounting plate and hardware
Price!
• Great for EMCOMM—just assemble and deploy in minutes!
DXE-ATSA-1 Auto Tuned Stealth, Multi-Band HF Antenna System .........................$459.00
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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Roof Antenna Mounts
Antennas & Accessories
Heavy Duty Tripod Roof Mount
This five foot tall, commercial-strength mount is an ideal support
for medium size antennas such as the DX Engineering HEXX
Beam. The mount is also a good choice for small HF or VHF Yagi
or tri-band antennas as well as HF and VHF vertical antennas.
The tall tripod configuration allows peak mounting on a variety
of pitched or flat roofs. The 1 1/2" O.D. steel legs have two 10
inch long mounting feet each. Each mounting foot is secured
with five lag bolts. Thirty lag bolts are supplied, along with tar
strips for weatherproofing under each foot.
A five foot long, 2" O.D. steel antenna/rotor mounting mast
is also furnished for easy mounting of rotors such as the
Hy-Gain CD-45II and HAM-series.
RON-1011 Heavy Duty 5 ft Tripod Roof Mount...$149.95
Rotor-Ready Heavy Duty
Chimney Roof Mount
Use this ready-to install package for chimney mounting medium size
antennas with rotors (such as the DX Engineering HEXX Beam) and
small HF or VHF Yagis and tri-banders. The mount is also ideal for
HF and VHF vertical antennas with no rotors.
Two sections of 1 1/2" O.D., 16 gauge steel mast are supplied. The
42" long section is preassembled with chimney corner brackets for
fastening to the chimney and antenna/rotor mounting. The 24" long
section is for mounting the antenna to the upper bracket of a rotor
such as the Hy-Gain CD-45II and HAM-series.
The four chimney corner brackets are 1 1/2" wide 11 gauge steel.
The stainless steel fastening straps are 24 feet long, more than long
enough for multiple-flue residential and even commercial chimneys.
Shipped partially assembled for quick installation.
RON-3324 Heavy Duty Chimney Roof Mount ....$149.95
AR-35 Light Beam/TV Rotator
This rotator is designed to turn and
accurately position even the largest TV
antenna, and most small VHF and UHF ham
radio beams. Rotation of the drive unit is
synchronized by synchronous motors with
the position of the moving dot of the control
unit. The operating cycle is activated by
turning the control knob.
HYG-AR-35 ..........................................$89.95
CD-45II Metered Rotator with Friction Brake
The CD-45II handles 8.5 square feet when
mounted inside a tower, or 5 square feet with
a mast adapter.
• Low temperature grease good to -30° F
• Bell rotator design gives complete
weather protection
• Dual 24-ball bearing race for load
bearing support
• North center scale, dual lighted
directional meter indicator
• 8-pin plug/socket on control unit, snapaction control switches, low voltage control
• Handles masts up to 2 1/16" O.D.
• MSLD light duty lower mast support
adapter included
• Power requirement: 110V, 60Hz
HYG-CD-45II ........................................$419.95
T-2X Tailtwister Series II Rotator
Designed for medium-size communications
antenna arrays of up to 20 square feet wind
load area.
• Normal operation down to -30° F
• Dual 138-ball bearing race
HAM-V Rotator with DCU-1 Pathfinder
• Electric locking steel wedge brake
Digital Control
Hy-Gain
prevents wind-induced antenna movement
The HAM-V is designed for medium-size
Antenna Rotators
• Ferrite beads on potentiometer wires
communications antenna arrays of up to 15
reduce RF susceptibility
square feet wind load area. The innovative
HAM-IV Rotator
DCU-1 Pathfinder Control Unit is included.
• Weatherproof AMP connectors plus 8-pin
The HAM-IV is the most popular rotator in
The DCU-1 gives you automatic operation
plug at control box
the world! It is designed for medium-size
of your brake and rotor, features computer
communications arrays of up to 15 square
• N or S center of rotations scale on meter
control with RS-232 passthrough, and is
feet wind load area.
• Handles masts up to 2 1/16" O.D.
compatible with many logging and contest
• Normal operation down to -30° F
• Power requirement: 110V, 60Hz
programs. It has 6 presets, 1 degree heading HDR-300A Heavy Duty Rotator
• Dual 98-ball bearing race for load bearing
accuracy, automatic 8-second brake delay,
HYG-T-2X .............................................$689.95
with Digital Readout
strength
and 360 degree choice for center of rotation.
The HDR-300A Heavy Duty Rotator is for
Accessories
• Electric locking steel wedge brake
• Low temperature grease permits normal
king-sized antenna arrays with up to 25 square DXE-CW8
Control Wire,
• Ferrite beads on potentiometer wires reduce
operation down to -30° F
feet wind load area. It features a control cable
8-conductor......per ft. $0.48
RF susceptibility
• Ferrite beads on potentiometer wires reduce connector, a hardened stainless steel output
DXE-CW8-HD
Heavy Duty Control Wire,
• Cinch plug connector plus 8-pin plug at
RF susceptibility
shaft, North or South centered calibration,
8-conductor......per ft. $0.98
control box—no screwdriver required
ferrite beads on potentiometer wires to reduce
• Cinch plug connector plus 8-pin plug at
DXE-UBK-HYG-1 Replacement U-Bolt
RF susceptibility, and a longer output shaft
• N or S center of rotations scale on meter
control box—no screwdriver required
(single) Kit for Hy-Gain
keyway for added reliability. Heavy duty,
• Low voltage control
• N or S center of rotations scale on meter
HAM-Series/CD-45 .... $4.50
self-centering steel mast clamp and hardware
• Handles masts up to 2 1/16" O.D.
• Handles masts up to 2 1/16" O.D.
included. The digital display is accurate to
DXE-UBK-HYG-2 Replacement U-Bolt
• Power requirement: 110V, 60Hz
• Power requirement: 110V, 60Hz
one degree.
(single) Kit for Hy-Gain
HYG-HAM-IV........................................$594.95 HYG-HAM-V.........................................$919.95 HYG-HDR-300A................................$1,339.95
T2X Rotor ...................$5.50
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Directional Antennas
Antennas & Accessories
Cushcraft
Yagi Antennas
5 Bands
$599
CUS-A3S
3-Element Triband Beam, 8 dB, 14 ft. boom...............................$599.00
CUS-A3WS
3-Element WARC Beam, 17/12 meter, 8 dB,14 ft. boom ............$499.00
CUS-A4S
4 Element Triband Beam, 8.9 dB, 18 ft. boom ...........................$699.00
CUS-MA5B
20-10 meter 5-Band Mini Beam ................................................$499.00
CUS-X7
7-Element Triband Beam, 12.5/13 dB......................................$1,099.00
CUS-XM240
40 Meter 2-Element Beam, 6 dB, 22 ft. boom ............................$999.00
CUS-TEN3
10 Meter 3-Element Beam, 8 dB, 8 ft. boom .............................$299.00
CUS-A503S
6 Meter 3-Element Beam, 8 dB, 6 ft. boom ...............................$139.00
CUS-A505S
6 Meter 5-Element Beam, 10 dB, 12 ft. boom ...........................$199.00
CUS-A506S
6 Meter 6-Element Beam, 11 dB, 20 ft. boom ...........................$399.00
Add-on Kits
CUS-A743
40/30 Meter Add-on Kit for CUS-A3 and A3S.............................$199.00
CUS-A103
30 Meter Add-on Kit for CUS-A3WS...........................................$199.00
CUS-A744
40/30 Meter Add-on Kit for CUS- A4 and A4S............................$199.00
CUS-X740
40 Meter Add-on Kit for CUS-X7.................................................$369.00
Rotatable Dipole Antennas
CUS-D3
20/15/10 Meter Triband...............................................................$369.00
CUS-D3W
30/17/12 Meter WARC ................................................................$369.00
CUS-D40
40 Meter ...................................................................................... $399.00
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DX Engineering
Mark II
HEXX Antenna Kits Improved
and Components
Hy-Gain
Yagi Antennas
Triband models cover 20, 15 and 10 meter bands. Check your antenna
wind load square foot specifications and select the proper rotator when ordering.
HYG-TH-3JRS
3-Element HF Triband Beam, 600 watts ....................................$359.95
HYG-TH-3MK4
3-Element HF Triband Beam, 1,500 watts .................................$469.95
HYG-TH-5MK2
5-Element HF Triband Beam, 1,500 watts .................................$759.95
HYG-TH-7DX
7-Element Super Thunderbird Broadband HF Triband Beam ....$869.95
HYG-LJ-103BA
10 Meter Long John HF Monobander, 3 Elements....................$159.95
HYG-LJ-153BA
15 Meter Long John HF Monobander, 3 Elements....................$209.95
HYG-LJ-203BA
20 Meter Long John HF Monobander, 3 Elements....................$329.95
HYG-BN-86
Balun for Yagi, 3-30 MHz, SO-239 ..............................................$79.95
HYG-BN-4000B Balun for Yagi, 1-54 MHz, 4 kW, SO-239 ..................................$109.95
Build a G3TXQ Broadband Design Hexxagonal Beam antenna with a cost-effective
DX Engineering Antenna Kit! The complete kits provide a quick, economical way to build
the hottest new version of the hex antenna. Kit components are also available separately.
The HEXXAGONAL BEAM kits include the new, patented* DX Engineering Stainless/Teflon®
Rigid feed point system. Unlike unbalanced coaxial feeder methods that require special
weatherproofing, the DX Engineering feedpoint system provides balanced 50 Ω connections
to the wire elements. It is also available separately to easily retrofit other hex beam designs.
DXE-HEXX-5TAP-2 5-Band Total Antenna Kit, Mark II ..........................................$599.95
DXE-HEXX-1TAP-2 1-Band Total Antenna Kit, Mark II ..........................................$359.95
DXE-HEXX-5FFP
5-Band Rigid Feedpoint System.............................................$194.95
DXE-HEXX-1HBP
Hub Kit ......................................................................................$99.95
DXE-HEXX-5WRP-2 5-Band Precut Wire Element and Guide Kit, Mark II..............$149.95
DXE-HEXX-1WRP-2 1-Band Wire Element and Guide Kit, Mark II ...........................$75.95
DXE-HEXX-1SCP-2 Spreader and Center Post Kit, Mark II ...................................$199.95
*US Patent D624,060
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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Multi-Band Vertical & Yagi Antennas
Antennas & Accessories
Wide-Band Performance • Highest Gain • Factory Adjusted—No Tuning Required • UPS Shippable
High Wind Rating • Fiberglass Radome • DC Grounded • Stainless Hardware • Mounts & U-Bolts Included
Phased
You’ve seen the rest...
now own the best!
A430S10
BB7V Multi-Band
HF Vertical Antenna
A144S5
Yagi Antennas
• High gain
• Quality construction
• Easy assembly
• Ideal for base or portable use
• Factory adjusted—no tuning required
A502HB
This lightweight (4.5 lb.) antenna provides coverage from
2 MHz to 30 MHz without radials. The BB7V has six telescoping
sections that nest in each other—collapsed length is 5 feet,
extends to 22 feet when fully deployed. The sections are self
locking (no hardware to lose) and can be raised or lowered in
less than a minute. For permanent use, each section can be
locked in place with a single screw. Ideal for users with
antenna restrictions or travelers wanting a quick and easy
wideband antenna solution.
DIA-BB7V
Multi-Band HF Vertical Antenna .....$399.95
Yagi Antennas
MODEL
BAND
(MHz)
GAIN
(dB)
WATTS
(PEP)
Vertical Antennas
CONN.
BOOM
LENGTH
A502HB
50
6.3
400
UHF
2.6'
2 element
A144S5
144
9
100
UHF
37.5"
5 element
A430S10
432
13
100
UHF
43"
10 element
A430S15
432
14.8
100
UHF
89"
MODEL
FREQ (MHz)
IMPED
WATTS (PEP)
CONN.
BB7V
2-30 (W/TUNER)
50Ω
250
UHF
BOOM
LNTH. WEIGHT
60”/22’
4.5 lbs.
Mono-Band Base/Repeater Antennas
15 element
MODEL
CP22E 1
Ruggedized Base/Repeater Antennas
BAND
(MHz)
GAIN
(dB)
144
6.5
WATTS# CONN.
200
HT. FT.
RATED WIND
MPH (No Ice)
9.0
70
UHF
Dual-Band Base/Repeater Antennas
X500HDM
Diamond Antenna’s best base station repeater antenna. It is pretuned to achieve
maximum gain in both the 2 meter and 70 centimeter amateur bands and has a
wide frequency bandwidth. Features include a heavy-duty fiberglass radome,
overlapping outer shells for added strength, stainless steel mounting hardware
and radials, and waterproof joint couplings.
• Frequency: 144-148 MHz/2 meter, 440-450 MHz/70 centimeter
• Gain: 8.3 dB/2 meter, 11.7 dB/70 centimeter
• Power Rating: 200 watts maximum
• Wind Rating: 90 MPH (no ice)
• Height: 17.8 feet
DIA-X500HNA .......................................................$299.95
CONN.
HT. FT.
RATED WIND
MPH (No Ice)
150
UHF
4.5
135
200
UHF
5.6
135
4.5/7.2
200
N
5.6
135
MODEL
BAND
(MHz)
X30A
144/440
3.0/5.5
X50A
144/440
4.5/7.2
X50NA
144/440
GAIN (dB) WATTS#
X300A
144/440
6.5/9.0
200
UHF
10.5
112
X300NA
144/440
6.5/9.0
200
N
10.5
112
X510HDM
144/440
8.3/11.7
330/250
UHF
17.2
90
Tri-Band Base/Repeater Antennas
X50NA
An excellent choice where ruggedness is required in a medium-gain,
dual-band, base/repeater application. Features include a wide frequency
bandwidth, heavy-duty fiberglass radome, stainless steel mounting
hardware and radials, and a Type-N cable connection. Compact 5.6 foot
height for easy mounting and installation.
• Frequency: 144-148 MHz/2 meter, 440-450 MHz /70 centimeter
• Gain: 4.5 dB/2 meter, 7.2 dB/70 centimeter
• Power Rating: 200 watts maximum
• Wind Rating:135 MPH (no ice)
DIA-X50NA ..............................................................$99.95
MODEL
RATED WIND
WATTS# CONN. HT. FT. MPH (No Ice)
BAND (MHz)
GAIN (dB)
V2000A 3,5
52/144/440
2.1/6.2/8.4
150
UHF
8.3
110
X3200A 4
146/222/440
6.0/7.8/8.0
100/200
UHF
10.5
112
X6000A
144/440/1240
6.5/9.0/10.0
100/60
N
10.5
112
X50NA
X500HNA
MX2000
MX62M
X30A
X30A
The X30A works well in areas where height and/or antenna
restrictions are an issue. Features include a wide frequency
bandwidth, heavy-duty fiberglass radome, stainless steel
hardware, and a UHF cable connection. Compact 4.5 foot
height for easy installation.
• Frequency: 144-148 MHz/2 meter, 440-450 MHz/70 centimeter
• Gain: 3.0 dB/2 meter, 5.5 dB/70 centimeter
• Power Rating: 150 watts maximum
• Wind Rating:135 MPH (no ice)
DIA-X30A.................................................................$69.95
Mast requirement: 1.4"-2.4"
ELEMENT
PHASING
M
MIX
50 144 430
M
MIX
HF VHF
M M M
M M
CALL/WEB for
current prices.
NOTES: 1) Heavy duty aluminum construction. 2) X510NJ: 144-147/430-440 MHz. 3) 1/4l rated in dBi. 4) 2m: 146-148; 100 watts 5) 52-54 MHz only. Tunable. 6) Tunable for 10MHz BW. 7) 1.25 Bandwidth. 8) Tunable 144-174 with cutting chart.
9) 500W P.E.P./200W FM BAND: 144=144-148 MHz., 222=222-225 MHz. 420=420-430 MHz., 430=430-440 MHz. 440=440-450 MHz., 1240=1240-1300 MHz. # Power rating should be reduced in repeater service.
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VHF/UHF & HF/VHF Mobile Antennas
Maximum Performance Without Compromise
Premium Antenna Mounts
Designed for new HF/VHF transceivers such as the Icom IC706 & IC7000
Series, the HV7A has five band capability (70 centimeter, 2 meter, 6 meter,
and two HF bands) through the use of loading coils. The foldover
feature allows for easy access into low overhead buildings.
Some radios may require a duplexer.
• Bands Supplied: 10/6/2 meter, 70 centimeter
• Power, PEP: 120 Watts/HF, 200 Watts/VHF
• SWR: 1.5:1 Nominal
• Length: 54"
• Mount Connection: UHF
DIA-HV7A Mobile Antenna System; $119.95
Loading Coils
DIA-HVC7 40 meter..........................$44.95
DIA-HVC14 20 meter..........................$37.95
DIA-HVC18 17 meter..........................$37.95
DIA-HVC21 15 meter..........................$37.95
K400 Series Hatchback/Door/Trunk Lid Antenna Mounts
These heavy-duty mounts are two-axis adjustable and have a 4"
wide mounting base with four set screws for maximum strength.
Recommended for high gain VHF/UHF antennas. Will support ATAS
120, Tarheel II, High Sierra Sidekick & Outbacker.
DIA-K400C
SO-239 base, 6.5 ft. RG-316/B cable,
PL-259 connector ...................................$73.95
DIA-K400CNMO NMO base, 6.5 ft. RG-316/B cable,
PL-259 connector ...................................$73.95
DIA-K400-3/8C 3/8-24 base, 6.5 ft. RG-316/B cable,
PL-259 connector ...................................$73.95
K540
K540 Mirror/Luggage Rack Antenna Mount
This mount accepts 1/2" to 7/8" tubing and fits most mirrors and
utility racks. The position adjusting knob allows the antenna to fold
over and lock into a horizontal position. Recommended for antennas
under 45".
K600
DIA-K540KM S0-239 base, 13 ft. RG58/U cable,
PL-259 connector ..........................................$59.95
DIA-K540
Mount only.....................................................$35.95
K600 Variable Angle Trunk Antenna Mount
This aerodynamic trunk mount can be adjusted vertically from
0°-9°. The mounting base is 4" wide with four set screws for
maximum strength. Recommended for high gain VHF/UHF antennas.
K702M
DIA-K600M
SO-239 base, 16.5 ft. two-step RG-188 Teflon®
cable plus 10" 5D cable,
PL-259 connector ...................................$59.95
FOLD-OVER
MODEL
BAND
(MHz
GAIN
(dB)
WATTS
(PEP)
CONN
HT.
IN.
ELEMENT PHASING
1/4l rated in dBi.
NR73BNMO
2m/70cm
2.15/5.3
100
NMO
33.5
1/2l, 1-5/8l
NR770HA 7
2m/70cm
3.0/5.5
200
UHF
40.2
1/2l, 2-5/8l
NR770HNMO 8
2m/70cm
3.0/5.5
200
NMO
38.2
1/2l, 2-5/8l
NR7900A*
2m/70cm
3.7/6.4
300/250
UHF
57
1/4l+1/2l, 3-5/8l
SG7000A*6
2m/70cm
2.15/3.8
100
UHF
18.5
1/4l, 6/8l
SG7500A
2m/70cm
3.5/6.0
150
UHF
40.6
1/2l, 2-5/8l
SG7500NMO
2m/70cm
3.5/6.0
150
NMO
41.0
1/2l, 2-5/8l
SG7900A*
2m/70cm
5.0/7.6
150
UHF
62.2
7/8l, 3-5/8l
SG7900ANMO*
2m/70cm
5.0/7.6
150
NMO
62
7/8l, 3-5/8l
CR320A*6
2m/1-1/4m/70cm
2.15/3.8/5.5 200/100/200
UHF
37.4
1/4l, 1/2l,
CR320BNMO*6
2m/1-1/4m/70cm
2.15/3.8/5.5 200/100/200 NMO
38
2-5/8l
NR2000NA
2m/70cm/23cm
3.15/6.3/9.7
100
N
39
1/2l, 2-5/8l, 5-5/8l
6m/2m/70cm
2.1/4.5/7.2
120
UHF
60
1/4l, 1/2l+1/4l
SG7900A / SG7900ANMO
CR627B / CR627BNMO
Recommended Antenna Mounts:
K400C, K400S, K600S or K600M
SG7500A / SG7500NMO
NR73BNMO
MX62M Duplexer
Optimal. Used
where VHF/UHF
have separate output.
NR770HA / NR770HNMO / NR770HB /
NR770HBNMO
One-Touch Fold-Over
CR627B*6,9
K400
Antennas & Accessories
HV7A Mobile Antenna System
K702M Deluxe Low Profile Magnet Antenna Mount
Magnet mount provides high holding power for VHF/UHF antennas
up to 50" high. Measures 3/4" high x 6 3/8" diameter. Includes thin
Mylar protective sheet to enhance grip and protect paint. SO-239
base, 13 ft. RG58A/U cable with PL-259 connector.
DIA-K702M Low Profile Magnet Antenna Mount ..............$49.95
SPM35
SPM Duty Magnet Mounts
Recommended for antennas under 45", these 2.2 lb., 4" magnet
mounts are rated at 25-500 MHz. 13 ft. of RG58A/U cable with
PL-259 connector included.
DIA-SPM35
Mount with SO-239 base ........................$44.95
DIA-SPMNMO
Mount with NMO base ............................$49.95
C101 Cable
Assemblies
Ideal cable assemblies for trunk
C101
C110
mount radios.
®
DIA-C101
SO-239 base, 6.5 ft. RG-316 Teflon cable, PL-259 connector......$37.95
DIA-C101NMO* NMO base, 6.5 ft. RG-316 Teflon® cable, PL-259 connector ........$37.95
DIA-C213SMA
SO-239 base, 13.5 ft. RG-316 Teflon® cable,
SMA/PL-259 connector..................................................................$44.95
DIA-C213SNMO NMO base, 13.5 ft. RG-316 Teflon® cable, PL-259 connector ......$44.95
DIA-C101-3/8C
3/8-24 base, 6.5 ft. RG-316 Teflon® cable, PL-259 connector......$34.95
*For use with Diamond’s K-Series mounts.
C110 Extensions for C101 Cable Assemblies
Used to extend cable for front-mount radio installations.
DIA-C110
Extension with 10 ft. RG8X cable, mini UHF connector ..................$19.95
DIA-C110BNC Extension with 10 ft. RG316 Teflon® cable, BNC-male connector ...$29.95
DIA-C110SMA Extension with 10 ft. RG316 Teflon® cable, SMA-male connector....$29.95
DIA-C211
Kit with C101 Cable Assembly and C110 Extension,
16.5 ft. total length ...........................................................................$49.95
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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Maximum Power Transfer—Optimum Balance!
™
Maxi-Core Baluns
Antennas & Accessories
DX Engineering Baluns with Maxi-Core™ Technology let your
antenna perform to its full potential and reduce the stresses
on your equipment. Check out these features:
• Allow a better match from the coax impedance to
the impedance of the antenna for lowest SWR
• Force equal currents for maximum efficiency and better patterns
• Exhibit an increased operating bandwidth over other baluns
• Allow use of an antenna tuner and maximum power
amplifier without damage (DXE “T” Baluns only)
• Convenient mounting holes
• Reduce transmit RFI and receive noise
• Unbalanced output uses Teflon®/Silver SO-239 connector
• Handle high power (up to 10 kW per published spec) with minimum energy loss
• Mounted in sturdy aluminum boxes designed for outdoor use
• Perform at the highest levels of efficiency in transmit or receive applications
• Balanced input uses ceramic insulators with stainless hardware
Only DX Engineering Baluns will deliver the power to your antenna with minimum loss and
perform a perfect transition from balanced to unbalanced. This will result in the strongest
signal your antenna is capable of producing consistent with the lowest SWR under given
conditions. This will result in less stress on your transmitter so components will last longer
and operate better.
DX Engineering Baluns exhibit far wider bandwidths over conventional baluns because
more of the flux is confined to the immediate vicinity of the core. This results in much
more energy going to your antenna. Extremely high efficiency is achieved over the entire
frequency range.
Pick the correct model for your application and desired impedance transformation.
Power
Freq.
Part Number & Case*
Price
Ratio ICAS/Cont. MHz
Applicaton
DXE-BAL050-H05-A
1:1
2/5 kW
1.8-30
Dipole, Yagi
$94.95
DXE-BAL050-H10-A
1:1 5/10 kW
1.8-30
Dipole, Yagi
$109.95
DXE-BAL050-H11-C
1:1
10+ kW
1.8-30
Dipole, Yagi
$139.95
DXE-BAL100-H11-C
2:1
10+ kW
1.8-30
Vertical Loop
$149.95
4:1 5/10 kW
1.8-30
Yagi, LPDA,
DXE-BAL200-H10-A
$119.95
Horizontal Loop
4:1
10+ kW
1.8-30
Yagi, LDPA,
DXE-BAL200-H11-C
$144.95
Horizontal Loop
DXE-BAL300-H10-A
6:1 5/10 kW
1.8-30
Folded Dipole
$139.95
DXE-BAL450-H10-A
9:1 5/10 kW
1.8-30
450 Ω Antenna
$139.95
DXE-BAL600-H10-A
1.8-30
Terminated Loop
$139.95 12:1 5/10 kW
Special Applications for Use with Antenna Tuner
DXE-BAL050-H10-AT
1:1 5/10 kW
1.8-30
Multi-Band Dipole
$119.95
DXE-BAL050-H11-CT
1:1
10+ kW
1.8-30
Multi-Band Dipole
$144.95
DXE-BAL200-H10-AT
4:1 5/10 kW
1.8-30
Multi-Band Vert/OCF
$129.95
DXE-BAL200-H11-CT
4:1
10+ kW
1.8-30
Multi-Band Vert/OCF
$149.95
DXE-BAL450-H10-B-P+ 5kW Low-Loss Line Transformer, Pair ..........................$299.95
*Case Style Definitions +See Page 33 for description
A or AT: Lightweight formed aluminum enclosure for outdoor use
C or CT: Cast aluminum gasketed enclosure for severe environments
Contact DX Engineering Customer Support to Discuss Your Application
or for Recommendations.
Feedline Current Chokes
If your SWR is already low and you wish to reduce feedline radiation (RFI)
and improve reception, a Feedline Current Choke is recommended.
DX Engineering Chokes have significantly higher common mode
impedance and a larger effective core area than competing line isolators,
including conventional enameled wire or bead baluns.
Advantages of using DX Engineering Feedline Current Chokes:
• Prevent unwanted RFI by eliminating feedline current and radiation
• All power goes to the antenna, improving efficiency
• Reduce noise or unwanted signals picked up by the feedline
• Overcome a less than optimal ground system
The DXE-FCC050-H05-A Feedline Current Choke, using Maxi-Core® technology,
prevents unwanted RFI by eliminating feedline current and radiation in 50 Ω, coaxially
fed HF antenna systems. The choke is also an effective line isolator. It is rated at 2 kW.
The DXE-VFCC Vertical Feedline Current Chokes are designed for use with coaxially fed,
50 Ω HF vertical antennas including 1/4-wavelength verticals, ground-mounted vertical
antennas such as DX Engineering monoband verticals, and the Hustler BTV series.
These chokes come with an insulated mounting plate, hardware, and 16 inch lengths of
tinned copper braid used to make feedpoint connections.
DXE-FCC050-H05-A Feedline Current Choke, 2 kW, 50 Ω coaxial antennas.........$84.95
DXE-VFCC-H05-A
Vertical Feedline Current Choke, 2/5 kW, HF verticals........$134.95
DXE-VFCC-H10-A
Vertical Feedline Current Choke, 5/10 kW, HF verticals......$179.95
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Cable Strain
Relief Brackets
These assemblies
from DX Engineering
support the cable hanging
from your balun or wire
antenna center-T, relieving
the stress on the cable
connection. Available for RG-8X
and RG-213/U cable. Hardware
included.
DXE-CSR8X-1 Cable Strain Relief Assembly,
RG-8X ..................................$9.50
DXE-CSR213-1 Cable Strain Relief Assembly,
RG-213/U.............................$9.50
4:1 High Power UNUN
for Non-Resonant Verticals
This DX Engineering UNUN is specifically designed for
applications using non-resonant multi-band antennas. The
UNUN will help your antenna and transmission line/tuner
installation work at maximum efficiency, minimizing additional
transmission line losses caused by SWR. It can be added
to any existing 43 foot antenna installation, and is an ideal
replacement for an older UNUN.
• 1.8–30 MHz operating range to cover popular amateur bands
• Handles rated power with minimal energy loss—no thermal-related failure
DXE-UN-43
4:1 High Power UNUN, for use with non-resonant verticals........$104.95
DXE-UN-BRKT UNUN Mounting Kit for multi-band HF verticals...........................$22.95
DXE-TCB-UNFK Feed Point Connection Kit, UNUN to vertical antenna.....................$9.50
DXE-UN-43R
Complete Kit (UN-43, BRKT, UNFK)............................................$129.95
Balun or Choke Mounting Kit
This is the same mounting kit supplied with our Vertical
Feedline Current Chokes. It consists of a stainless steel
bracket and insulated shelf, which allows you to mount
any DX Engineering Balun or the Feedline Current Choke
at the base of any vertical antenna. The polymer mounting
plate is isolated from the rest of the vertical ground system
for best performance and decoupling. No clamps are
necessary if you are mounting to a 4x4 or 6x6 wooden
post—simply use two wood screws. A clamp will be needed if you choose to mount your
bracket to a ground pipe—our DXE-CAVS-2P V-Saddle Clamp is recommended for clamping
to 1 inch to 2 inch O.D. pipe.
DXE-VFCC-BRKT Balun or Choke Mounting Kit ...................................................... $19.95
DXE-SSVC-2P
V-Saddle Clamp, 1" to 2" O.D. ....................................................$11.95
Balun Dipole Adaptor Bracket
This mounting kit allows you to mount a
DX Engineering Balun, Feedline Current Choke,
or Vertical Feedline Current Choke in a wire dipole
situation. To suspend a formed aluminum
DX Engineering Balun with the Dipole Adaptor
Bracket between two points, we recommend
Synthetic Textiles Inc. double-braided polyester
rope, found in the Wire Antenna section on page 30.
DXE-BDAB-1P Balun Dipole Adapter Kit ........$24.95
Balun Mounting
Bracket Kits
Use one of these Balun Mounting Bracket Kits to
mount your DX Engineering Balun to the boom of a
Yagi, antenna mast or a tower leg. The kits include:
• Aluminum bar mounting bracket
• Stainless steel bracket hardware kit
• Stainless steel round member clamps
These kits will work with any of our baluns
in a formed aluminum enclosure.
DXE-BMB-1P
Balun Mounting Kit, .750" to 1.50" clamps....................................$24.95
DXE-BMB-2P
Balun Mounting Kit, 1.56" to 2.25" clamps....................................$24.95
DXE-BMB-3P
Balun Mounting Kit, 2.31" to 3.00" clamps....................................$24.95
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Radial Plate
When quarter wave antennas are constructed over a good radial
system, they have a feedpoint impedance of about 36 Ω and
currents are equal between the vertical section and the radial
system. If the radial system is less than ideal—due to short
radials, too few radials or poor soil conductivity—the antenna
system will try to use the feedline shield as part of the radial system.
This leads to a loss in the efficiency and a higher take-off angle. Often
the current introduced on the shield of the feedline causes RFI at the operator position.
Placing a vertical feedline current choke (VFCC) at the base of the quarter wave antenna
forces the currents to equalize between the vertical section and the radial system, even
if the radial system is less than ideal. The balanced terminals of the VFCC should be
connected directly to the base of the antenna and radial plate with appropriate lengths of
low-inductance tinned copper braid.
The DX Engineering VFCC is supplied with an insulated mounting shelf to isolate the feedline shield from ground. Purchase the optional V-Saddle Clamp for mounting the VFCC to
pipe up to 2 inches O.D.
• Equalizes vertical and ground currents
• Improves signal efficiency
• Lowers radiation angle
DXE-VFCC-H05-A Vertical Feedline Current Choke Kit, 2/5 kW, HF ....................$134.95
DXE-VFCC-H10-A Vertical Feedline Current Choke Kit, 5/10 kW, HF ..................$179.95
DXE-SSVC-2P
V-Saddle Clamp, for 1" to 2" O.D. pipe .....................................$11.95
DX Engineering’s patented Radial Plate provides a neat, easy,
and effective way to connect essential radial wires and feedline
to your quarter wave vertical antenna. The plate can be
attached easily and rigidly to a 4x4 or 6x6 post, steel or
aluminum pipe up to 3 inches O.D., a fence post, or whatever
is supporting your antenna. Purchase the optional V-Saddle
Clamp for mounting the plate to pipe up to 3 inches O.D.
The plate assembly has been drilled for an optional SO-239
panel mount or bulkhead mount connector, available from DX Engineering. This will
ground the shield of your feedline to the radial plate before it goes to the antenna,
allowing maximum transfer of ground current directly into your radial system.
• Provides attachment for coaxial cable shield
• Square to allow most radial attachment points
• Stainless steel plate won’t dissolve like aluminum
• Stainless steel hardware
DXE-RADP-3
Radial Plate, complete with 20 stainless steel bolt sets.............$54.50
DXE-RADP-1HWK Hardware Set, includes 20 sets of 1/4" stainless hardware..........$7.50
DXE-SSVC-2P
V-Saddle Clamp, 1" to 2" O.D. applications.................................$11.95
DXE-SSVC-3P
V-Saddle Clamp, 2" to 3" O.D. applications.................................$14.95
DXE-112-KIT
SO-239, Teflon/Silver, chassis mount with hardware ...................$5.90
DXE-363-SST
SO-239, Teflon/Silver, bulkhead fitting with hardware..................$6.95
DXE-81343
Anti-Seize Compound, 1 oz. squeeze tube ...................................$2.99
DXE-225RT-20
Ring Terminals, 1/4" hole, for 14/16 gauge wire, 20 pack............$4.95
Tilt Base
No more climbing ladders or removing a bracket from the
support post. You can now make repairs or tune your
vertical easily with a DX Engineering Tilt Base. One person
can easily lift the antenna, tilt it to the side and walk it
down. The optional DXE-AOK-TB1193 Wing Nut Kit makes
for a no-tools fastening of the tilt base. Precision-cut from
3/16 inch 304 stainless steel, the Tilt Base is virtually
indestructible and conveniently mounts to the same
mast that you use for the antenna and radial plate.
The Tilt Base is great for installations that need to
accommodate CC&R, or for taking down antenna during severe weather.
Use DXE-TB-3P for Hustler BTV models, DXE-TB-4P for Butternut, GAP, Hy-Gain & DXE
Verticals, and use DXE-TB-6P for HyGain 14AVQ. The DXE-TB-4P Tilt Base is intended for
quarter wave verticals that have a minimum of 0.5 inch and a maximum of 2 inch O.D.
base, weigh up to 20 pounds, and have a height of no more than 28 ft. Vertical antennas
up to 43 ft. must be adequately guyed, and extra precautions should be taken when raising
or lowering the antenna to avoid undue lateral stress on the tilt mechanism.
If you are mounting your Tilt Base to a ground mounted pipe, you will need two
DXE-CAVS-2P V-Bolt Saddle Clamps to complete the installation.
DXE-TB-3P
Tilt Base Kit for Hustler BTV model antennas ...........................$62.50
DXE-TB-4P
Tilt Base Kit for antennas other than Hustler BTV .....................$87.50
DXE-TB-6P
Tilt Base Kit for Hy-Gain 14AVQ ..................................................$0.00
DXE-AOK-TB1193 Wing Nut No-Tools Kit, pack of 2 ................................................$7.95
DXE-SSVC-2P
V-Saddle Clamp, 1" to 2" O.D. applications ...............................$11.95
Wing Nut No-Tools Kit for DX Engineering Tilt Base
Use these wing nut knobs for tool-less quick release of the DX Engineering DXE-TB
Tilt Bases—handy for lowering the antenna for tuning or daily stealth
operation. Simply remove the existing hex nuts and thread on the wing
nuts. The old hex nuts store on the tilt base for future use. Purchase two
sets to allow tightening of the lower mounting hardware without tools
and for extended periods of upright installation and use.
DXE-AOK-TB1193
Wing Nut No-Tools Knobs, pack of 2 ........................................$7.95
Guying Kits
Many locations experience winds that can be damaging to antennas, even at ground level.
These kits provide 4 ground anchors and plenty of 260 pound, 3/32 inch
diameter rope to provide the guying necessary to protect your
vertical antenna. The black rope is UV-protected to last for years.
DXE-GUY100-KIT
DXE-GUY200-KIT
DXE-GUY400-KIT
DXE-GUY1000-KIT
BTV Guying Kit, 100' of rope....................................................$29.95
BTV Guying Kit, 200' of rope....................................................$37.95
Vertical Guying Kit, 400' of rope ..............................................$54.95
HD Vertical Guying Kit with 1,000' of rope ..............................$89.95
Accessories for Vertical Antennas
DXE-SSVC-2P
DXE-AOK-TB1193
DXE-AOK-DCF
DXE-CBC-8XU2
DXE-CBC-008U002
DXE-VFCC-H05-A
V-Saddle Clamp, 1" to 2" O.D................................................$11.95
Wing Nut Tilt Base Add-On Kit, 2 per pack.............................$7.95
Direct Coax Feed ...................................................................$22.95
Low Power DCF Jumper Cable, 2' ........................................$18.99
High Power/Low Loss DCF Jumper Cable, 2'.......................$24.95
Vertical Feedline Current Choke..........................................$134.95
Antennas & Accessories
Vertical Feedline Current Choke
Radial Wire Staples
There is no need to bury your radials
for performance. DX Engineering
Radial Wire Staples are perfect for
fastening radials on the ground
below the grass to eliminate the risk
of damaging your radials during lawn
maintenance. The radials disappear
DXE-STPL-100BD
Radial Wire Metal Staple
into the lawn within weeks!
The low-cost metal staples now have a biodegradable counterpart! The “BD” suffix
indicates a pack of 3 inch biodegradable anchors made from recycled PLA (Polylactide
Resin). Depending on weather conditions, they will degrade in a year or two. They are
easily installed and will hold radial wires in place until lawn roots overtake them—and
then the staples disappear. Ecologically friendly!
DXE-STPL-100BD
Radial Wire Biodegradable Staple, 3", 100 pack ....................$16.00
DXE-STPL-100P
Radial Wire Metal Staple, 6", 100 pack ..................................$16.00
DXE-STPL-300P
Radial Wire Metal Staple, 6", 300 pack ..................................$44.00
Radial Wire Kits
Bulk Radial Wire Kits
You should install as many radials as possible to
achieve optimal performance with a ground-mounted
vertical. All our radial wire kits use #14 stranded
insulated copper wire that is UV-resistant, hard to see
and lays down easily without a preset helix.
DXE-RADW-500K
Radial Kit, 500’, ring terminals, wire staples........................$61.90
DXE-RADW-500KBD Radial Kit, 500’, ring terminals, biodegradable staples ........$61.90
DXE-RADW-1000K
Radial Kit, 1,000’, ring terminals, wire staples...................$123.95
DXE-RADW-1000KBD Radial Kit, 1,000’, ring terminals, biodegradable staples......$123.95
DXE-900031
Wire Stripper/Crimper/Cutter Tool........................................$17.95
Pre-Assembled Radial Wires
Packages of twenty pre-cut radial wires include 1/4" ring terminals machine
crimped on one end for quick, easy attachment to the radial plate.
DXE-RADW-20RT
20' Radial Wire with 1/4" Ring Terminals, 20 pack ..............$79.95
DXE-RADW-32RT
32' Radial Wire with 1/4" Ring Terminals, 20 pack............$104.95
DXE-RADW-65RT
65' Radial Wire with 1/4" Ring Terminals, 20 pack............$179.95
Pre-Cut Radial Kits
DX Engineering offers pre-cut radial wire kits
for the 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 meter bands,
complete with wire connection hardware for
elevated radial installations. Just strip the
wire ends, crimp and solder. Each radial is slightly
longer than a quarter wave to allow tuning as necessary.
DXE-RADW-1K
Radial Wire Kit for 10, 15 and 20m......................................$24.95
DXE-RADW-40MK
Radial Wire Kit for 40m ........................................................$20.95
DXE-RADW-80MK
Radial Wire Kit for 80m ........................................................$37.95
DXE-900031
Wire Stripper/Crimper/Cutter Tool........................................$17.95
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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Antennas & Accessories
Rugged Construction—Maximum Reliability!
DXE-UWA-KIT
DXE-UWA213-KIT
DXE-WA-070
DXE-UWA8X-KIT
Universal Wire
Antenna Kits
DX Engineering’s three Universal Wire
Antenna (UWA) Kits offer the right
combination of parts and hardware to
create a wide variety of antenna designs. You can create any type of wire antenna,
including single band, multi-band, multi-frequency and folded dipole, doublet and
inverted-vee, off-center fed, Windom, Zepp, long wires, rhombic, vee beam, and loop
antennas.
The kits feature the new EZ-BUILD™ Center-T insulator and end insulators. The
insulators have a unique patented design that features a serpentine wire grip for insulated
DX Engineering Antenna Wire and DX Engineering’s high strength, high power 300 Ω
ladder line. The serpentine wire connection grip is strong enough to support the antenna
wires without looping or wrapping the wire ends. This allows fast and easy field
adjustments of antenna length without soldering!
The insulators are made of a light weight, high strength, UV-protected material. The
center-T insulator is designed to serve as a feedpoint and strain relief for antennas made
with either wire or ladder line, which may be fed with either ladder line or coaxial cable.
The Center-T insulator can be the main support point for the antenna feedpoint by using
the top center hole to attach a support rope. It also serves as the mounting and support
point for any DX Engineering Balun.
The DXE-UWA8X-KIT and DXE-UWA213-KIT kits include a new strain relief bracket and
P-clamps with neoprene cushions that grip the coaxial cable without deforming it, taking
the weight of the hanging cable off of the connector. Each kit also includes crimp-on ring
terminals for ladder line and antenna wire and connection hardware.
DXE-UWA-KIT
Universal Wire Antenna Kit.......................................................$17.95
DXE-UWA8X-KIT
Universal Wire Antenna Kit for RG-8X .....................................$29.95
DXE-UWA213-KIT Universal Wire Antenna Kit for RG-213....................................$32.95
DXE-UWAEND-KIT End Insulators, Package of 8....................................................$12.95
Antenna Support Rope
Synthetic Textile Industries’
double-braided Dacron/Polyester
ropes are not weakened by decay
or mildew and provide excellent
resistance to abrasion. The
color-sealed, black polyester yarn
used in the braided jacket also
protects the cord from damage due
STI-DBR-187-100
STI-DBR-94-100
to ultra-violet light. It is available in
a variety of diameters and lengths.
STI-DBR-94-100
3/32" diameter rope, 100' roll....................................................$9.95
STI-DBR-94-1000
3/32" diameter rope, 1,000' roll...............................................$69.95
STI-DBR-125-100
1/8" diameter rope, 100' roll....................................................$11.95
STI-DBR-187-100
3/16" diameter rope, 100' roll..................................................$14.95
STI-DBR-187-350
3/16" diameter rope, 350' roll..................................................$49.95
STI-DBR-187-500
3/16" diameter rope, 500' roll..................................................$69.95
STI-DBR-312-100
5/16" diameter rope, 100' roll..................................................$26.95
STI-DBR-312-500
5/16" diameter rope, 500' roll ...............................................$129.95
STI-DBR-437-500
7/16" diameter rope, 500' roll ...............................................$229.95
See page 28 for Baluns, Chokes, Brackets, and additional items!
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Ladder Fed
Dipole Antennas
DXE-WA-260
The DX Engineering multi-band dipoles
are rugged yet lightweight. Each model
resonates at the low end of the band
specified. They are usable to 30 MHz with
a wide range tuner and come complete with
the wire elements, ladder feedline, center-T
support and end insulators.
• Elements: 14 AWG copper, PVC jacket for flexibility and strength
• Feedline: 100 feet, 18 AWG, 300 Ω ladder line, UV-resistant, 0.88 VF
• Hardware: stainless steel
• Center-T support and end insulators: High impact, UV-resistant material, black
• Power Rating: 1500W
DXE-WA-260
Antenna, 260' long for 160m and up .......................................$59.95
DXE-WA-135
Antenna, 135' long for 80m and up .........................................$49.95
DXE-WA-070
Antenna, 70' long for 40m and up ...........................................$49.95
Hy-Gain Center Insulator for
Multi-Band Doublets with SO-239
This weatherproof, lightweight, high strength center
insulator is used for connecting coaxial feedline to a
doublet-type antenna. The insulator can be hung from a supporting mast. It has an
SO-239 connector to attach to coaxial cable with a matching PL-259 connector.
HYG-C-1C
Center Insulator for multi-band doublets .................................$28.95
Premium Copper Antenna Wire
Use DX Engineering antenna wire to achieve top performance and long-life, trouble-free
operation. This insulated copper wire is UV-resistant and lays out easily, unlike the wire
that is commonly available at the “big box” stores which coils and kinks. It will last much
longer in contact with the
environment than bare wire. It is
available in pre-cut lengths for
easy dipole assembly, or in bulk
lengths of 500 and 1,000 feet.
• Heavy #14 AWG stranded
copper antenna wire
• UV-resistant insulation
• Reduces precipitation static
• Long, reliable life
DXE-ANTW-75
DXE-ANTW-150
DXE-ANTW-300
DXE-ANTW-500
DXE-ANTW-1000
#14 Insulated Antenna Wire, 40m & up, 75' ...........................$10.95
#14 Insulated Antenna Wire, 80m & up, 150' ........................ $19.95
#14 Insulated Antenna Wire, 160m & up, 300' ...................... $37.95
#14 Insulated Antenna Wire, multiple antennas, 500' ............ $56.95
#14 Insulated Antenna Wire, multiple antennas, 1,000' ........$112.95
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Wire Antennas
ALP-DX-EE
Antennas & Accessories
MFJ-1778
MFJ-2010
ALP-DX-LBPLUS
MFJ Wire Antennas
ALP-DX-LB
ALP-DX-B
ALP-DX-A
G5RV All-Band HF Antenna
The world-famous G5RV antenna is a multi-band center-fed dipole with a 1,500 watt
capacity. Designed as a 3/2 wavelength antenna for 14 MHz, it provides reasonable
performance on many other bands. The antenna covers all bands from 160 to 10
meters when used with an antenna tuner. At 102 feet long, the G5RV is shorter than an
80 meter dipole.
MFJ-1778
G5RV All-Band HF Antenna .....................................................$44.75
OCFD 40/20/10/6 Meter Dipoles
These antennas are CAD designed and engineered for low SWR, high efficiency, wide
bandwidth, and frequency agility on all four of amateur radio’s most interesting DX bands!
The antennas are cut to length and preassembled—just connect your feedline.
Lightweight and easy to install.
MFJ-2010
OCFD UltraLite Dipole, 300 watts .............................................$59.95
MFJ-2012
OCFD PowerLite Dipole, 1.5 kW...............................................$79.50
Alpha Delta Wire Antennas
Multi-Band Dipole Wire Antennas
These complete resonant antennas include DELTA-C center insulator and end insulators,
ISO-RES coils, and separate wires for different bands. All wires are attached to the center
insulator. An ARC-PLUG™ static electricity protector is built in. Stainless steel hardware
and 12 gauge solid copper wire ensure long life. Antennas are shipped fully assembled.
No antenna tuners are necessary except for 15 meter band with DX-CC.
ALP-DX-CC
80-10 Meter Parallel Dipole....................................................$159.00
ALP-DX-DD
80-40 Meter Single Dipole......................................................$129.00
ALP-DX-EE
40-10 Meter Parallel Dipole....................................................$139.00
ALP-DX-LB
160-80-40 Meter Single Wire Dipole......................................$159.00
ALP-DX-LBPLUS
160-10 Meter Parallel Dipole..................................................$189.00
ALP-SEP
Replacement ARC-PLUG protector...........................................$15.95
Multi-Band Sloper Wire Antennas
These antennas provide good DX performance for limited space installations by combining
the tremendous DX firepower of a quarter-wave sloper with the wide bandwidth of a 1/2wave dipole antenna. A built-in ARC-PLUG™ static electricity protector is included. Because
the installation of sloper antennas depends on your available mounting circumstances, the
use of a wide range antenna tuner is recommended for best performance.
ALP-DX-A
Twin Sloper, 160-80-40 Meter..................................................$99.00
ALP-DX-B
Sloper, 160-80-40-30 Meter...................................................$109.00
ALP-SEP
Replacement ARC-PLUG protector...........................................$15.95
SWL Antennas
Fully assembled for fast, easy installation, these antennas are optimized to provide best
broadband receiving performance from the AM broadcast band through 30 MHz. The
antennas include ISO-RES inductors, solid copper wire elements and the exclusive DELTA-C
center insulator with a built-in ARC-PLUG™ static electricity protector. Stainless steel hardware and 12 gauge solid copper wire ensure long life.
ALP-DX-SWL
SWL Sloper Antenna, 60 ft.....................................................$119.00
ALP-DX-ULTRA
SWL Parallel Dipole, 80 ft. .....................................................$159.00
ALP-SEP
Replacement ARC-PLUG protector...........................................$15.95
Typical Inverted V Installation
ALP-DELTA-C
Antenna Insulator Kit
with Surge Protection
This kit contains one center insulator, antenna connection
hardware, one ARC-PLUG static electricity protector, and two
ALP-DELTA-CIN
end insulators. The antenna hardware is molded of Deltalloy™,
an extremely tough and durable plastic specifically
blended to withstand sunlight and extreme
weather conditions. An SO-239 connector is
provided for direct connection to your coaxial
cable. A ladder line balanced feedline may be
connected directly to the dipole wire ends.
ALP-SEP
ALP-DELTA-C
Antenna Insulator Kit ................................................................$29.95
ALP-DELTA-CIN
Replacement End Insulator.........................................................$1.95
ALP-SEP
Replacement ARC-PLUG protector...........................................$15.95
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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Antennas
Antennas && Accessories
Accessories
Cable Assemblies
All DX Engineering cable assemblies use high quality coaxial cable. Each assembly
is 100% Hi-Pot high-voltage tested to guarantee a quality cable assembly you
can count on in the most severe operating environments.
RG-8/U cable is protected by a PVC jacket and is normally recommended for
indoor applications or protected areas where ultraviolet contamination is
unlikely to occur.
Please be aware that RG-8/U is no longer a government MIL-spec cable,
which means cable construction can vary by manufacturer. When in doubt,
use RG-213/U cable. It has a non-contaminating PVC jacket for long life in most
outdoor applications.
Custom Lengths Available—Call for Details
Premium-Grade
50 Ω Cable Assemblies
Performance-Grade
50 Ω Cable Assemblies
These premium DX Engineering cable assemblies
use high quality Belden coaxial cable with
Silver/Teflon® PL-259 (UHF) connectors or male
N connectors installed at each end.
The PL-259 connector is Silver/Teflon with a silver
plated center conductor. The N connector is
Silver/Teflon with a gold center conductor. Connectors are
soldered rather than crimped, and adhesive-lined shrink
tubing is used to form a weather-resistant bond between the connector body and the coax.
Belden 8267 RG-213/U Coax —.405 Inch O.D., Black Non-Contaminating PVC Jacket
DXE-CBC-213U3
Cable with PL-259 connectors, 3' .......................................$26.95
DXE-CBC-213U6
Cable with PL-259 connectors, 6' .......................................$28.99
DXE-CBC-213U12
Cable with PL-259 connectors, 12' .....................................$39.99
DXE-CBC-213U25
Cable with PL-259 connectors, 25' .....................................$49.99
DXE-CBC-213N6
Cable with N connectors, 6' ................................................$35.99
DXE-CBC-213N12
Cable with N connectors, 12' ..............................................$48.99
DXE-CBC-213N25
Cable with N connectors, 25' ..............................................$58.99
DXE-CBC-213UN6
Cable with PL-259 and N connectors, 6' ............................$32.49
DXE-CBC-213UN25
Cable with PL-259 and N connectors, 25' ..........................$55.49
Belden 8214 RG-8/U Foam Coax —.403 Inch O.D., Black PVC Jacket
DXE-CBC-008U002
Cable with PL-259 connectors for BTV DCF kit, 2' .............$24.95
DXE-CBC-008U003
Cable with PL-259 connectors, 3' .......................................$26.95
DXE-CBC-008U006
Cable with PL-259 connectors, 6' .......................................$28.99
DXE-CBC-008U012
Cable with PL-259 connectors, 12' .....................................$39.99
Belden 9258 RG-8X Coax —.242 Inch O.D., Black PVC Jacket
DXE-CBC-8XU2
Cable with PL-259 connectors for BTV DCF kit, 2' .............$18.99
DXE-CBC-8XU3
Cable with PL-259 connectors, 3' .......................................$19.99
DXE-CBC-8XU6
Cable with PL-259 connectors, 6' .......................................$21.99
DXE-CBC-8XU12
Cable with PL-259 connectors,12' ......................................$25.99
DXE-CBC-8XU25
Cable with PL-259 connectors, 25' .....................................$29.50
DXE-CBC-8XN3
Cable with N connectors, 3' ................................................$29.50
DXE-CBC-8XN6
Cable with N connectors, 6' ................................................$28.99
DXE-CBC-8XN12
Cable with N connectors, 12' ..............................................$32.99
DXE-CBC-8XUN3
Cable with PL-259 and N connectors, 3' .............................$24.50
DXE-CBC-8XUN6
Cable with PL-259 and N connectors, 6' .............................$25.49
Contact DX Engineering Customer Support for special length requirements.
These DX Engineering cable assemblies use high quality JSC coaxial cable with Amphenol
PL259 crimp/soldered connectors installed on each end. Adhesive-lined shrink tubing is
used to form a weather-resistant bond between the connector body and cable jacket.
JSC-3030 RG-8U Coax—.405 Inch O.D., Black Vinyl Jacket
DXE-CBC-008JU002 RG-8U Cable with PL-259 connectors, 2' ...........................$20.99
DXE-CBC-008JU003 RG-8U Cable with PL-259 connectors, 3' ...........................$21.99
DXE-CBC-008JU006 RG-8U Cable with PL-259 connectors, 6' ...........................$24.99
DXE-CBC-008JU012 RG-8U Cable with PL-259 connectors, 12' .........................$30.99
DXE-CBC-008JU025 RG-8U Cable with PL-259 connectors, 25' .........................$36.99
DXE-CBC-008JU050 RG-8U Cable with PL-259 connectors, 50' .........................$54.99
DXE-CBC-008JU075 RG-8U Cable with PL-259 connectors, 75' .........................$72.99
DXE-CBC-008JU100 RG-8U Cable with PL-259 connectors, 100' .......................$97.99
DXE-CBC-008JU125 RG-8U Cable with PL-259 connectors, 125' .....................$114.99
JSC-3780 RG-213 Coax—.405 Inch O.D., Black Non-Contaminating Vinyl Jacket
DXE-CBC-213JU003 RG-213 Cable with PL-259 connectors, 3' ..........................$21.99
DXE-CBC-213JU006 RG-213 Cable with PL-259 connectors, 6' ..........................$23.99
DXE-CBC-213JU012 RG-213 Cable with PL-259 connectors, 12' ........................$35.99
DXE-CBC-213JU025 RG-213 Cable with PL-259 connectors, 25' ........................$43.99
DXE-CBC-213JU050 RG-213 Cable with PL-259 connectors, 50' ........................$68.99
DXE-CBC-213JU075 RG-213 Cable with PL-259 connectors, 75' ........................$90.99
DXE-CBC-213JU100 RG-213 Cable with PL-259 connectors, 100'....................$111.99
DXE-CBC-213JU125 RG-213 Cable with PL-259 connectors, 125'....................$138.99
DXE-CBC-213JU150 RG-213 Cable with PL-259 connectors, 150'....................$165.99
JSC-3060 RG-8X Coax—.240 Inch O.D., Black Vinyl Jacket
DXE-CBC-8XJU002
RG-8X Cable with PL-259 connectors, 2'............................$13.99
DXE-CBC-8XJU003
RG-8X Cable with PL-259 connectors, 3'............................$14.99
DXE-CBC-8XJU006
RG-8X Cable with PL-259 connectors, 6'............................$16.99
DXE-CBC-8XJU012
RG-8X Cable with PL-259 connectors, 12' .........................$19.99
DXE-CBC-8XJU025
RG-8X Cable with PL-259 connectors, 25' .........................$23.99
DXE-CBC-8XJU050
RG-8X Cable with PL-259 connectors, 50' .........................$33.99
DXE-CBC-8XJU075
RG-8X Cable with PL-259 connectors, 75' .........................$43.99
DXE-CBC-8XJU100
RG-8X Cable with PL-259 connectors, 100' .......................$53.99
Bulk Coaxial Cable
High quality cable is manufactured to rigid specifications. It has high braid coverage and a
rugged long life jacket. We can cut the cable to your specified length, or you can purchase
a full spool.
JSC-3030
RG-8 Foam Coaxial Cable .............................................per foot $0.89
JSC-3030-500
RG-8 Foam Coaxial Cable, 1,000 ft. spool .............................$389.99
JSC-3060
RG-8X Coaxial Cable, ....................................................per foot $0.40
JSC-3060-1000
RG-8X Coaxial Cable, 1,000 ft. spool ....................................$294.99
JSC-3780
RG-213 Coaxial Cable, ..................................................per foot $0.87
JSC-3780-500
RG-213 Coaxial Cable, 500 ft. spool ......................................$397.99
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300 and 450 Ω Ladder Line
DX Engineering’s 300 and 450 Ω Ladder Line is rated for full legal
transmit power. The 300 Ω ladder line is constructed of 18 gauge
conductors with 19 strands of copper clad steel wire, resulting in
a velocity factor of 0.88. It is ideal for use with multi-band dipoles
or other multi-band antennas, and is recommended when using
DX Engineering Baluns. This is the same line we use with our
DXE-LLC-1P
Multi-Band Dipole Antennas.
The 450 Ω ladder line is constructed of 16 gauge conductors with 19 strands of copper clad
steel wire. It is ideal for use with our Reversible Beverage Antenna system DXE-RBS-1P. The
wire makes the line strong enough for long horizontal runs between supports, such as the
DXE-LL-INS. Actual impedance is a nominal 400 Ω with a nominal velocity factor of 91%.
300 Ω Ladder Line
450 Ω Ladder Line
DXE-LL300-1C 100' .....$41.00 DXE-LL450-5C Ladder Line, 500' spool ........$245.00
DXE-LL300-2C 200' .....$75.00 DXE-LL450-1K Ladder Line, 1,000' spool .....$449.99
DXE-LL300-3C 300' ...$115.00 DXE-LL-INS
Ladder Line Supports for
450 Ω line, 25 per pack ............$8.85
DXE-LL300-4C 400' ...$147.00
Ladder Line Coupler for
DXE-LL300-5C 500' ...$169.00 DXE-LLC-1P
450 and 300 Ω ladder line ........$3.99
See the Tools Section for cable preparation and connector installation tools.
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Coaxial
Cable
Antennas & Accessories
50 Ω
Coaxial
Cable
450 Ω
Ladder Line
Low-Loss Long Line Transformer Kit
At last—an ultra-low loss, cost effective, long line feedline
system for 50 Ω HF antennas! This transmission line alternative is designed to be used over long runs where coaxial
cable losses and cost become prohibitive.The kit consists of
a pair of special high power 450 Ω balanced to 50 Ω
unbalanced line transformers that can be used at each end
of any length of 450 Ω parallel wire transmission line. This
allows you to create a cost-effective, low-loss, very long
feedline to connect a 50 Ω HF transmitter or transceiver to
a distant matched 50 Ω HF antenna system.
Typical system loss over 1,000 feet is 1 dB or less at 10
MHz!
The special Maxi-Core™ high power matching transformers
include internal current chokes.They provide exceptional
common mode current isolation between their 450 Ω
balanced line terminals and their unbalanced
50 Ω coaxial cable connections over a wide frequency
range. High common mode isolation from internal chokes,
along with the carefully balanced matching transformers,
significantly reduces stray signal reception and feedline
radiation when compared to other less sophisticated
matching methods.
• 1.8 MHz through 30 MHz—broadband for the widest
range of applications
• 5 kW continuous/10 kW intermittent power rating for
maximum dependability
• Top quality Teflon® SO-239 connectors
• Ceramic insulators with stainless steel connection
hardware for the 450 Ω ladder line
• Transmission line available separately
Coaxial Connector Adapters
DX Engineering has a selection of assorted adapters for connecting cables
with different type connectors when the correct connectors are unavailable or not necessary.
UHF Right Angle Adapter
DXE-532....................................................$4.95
UHF Tee Adapter
DXE-533....................................................$6.25
UHF Female Barrel Adapter
DXE-536....................................................$2.39
N Tee Adapter, All Female
DXE-1011-1 ............................................$10.15
N Right Angle Adapter
DXE-1012-1 ............................................$10.75
N Double Female Barrel Adapter
DXE-1013-1 ..............................................$6.85
N Male to UHF Female Adapter
DXE-1035-1 ..............................................$7.45
N Female to UHF Male Adapter
DXE-1036-1 ..............................................$4.95
N Male to BNC Female Adapter
DXE-1037-1 ..............................................$7.10
N Double Female Bulkhead Adapter
DXE-1023..................................................$7.95
BNC Double Female Barrel Adapter
DXE-1134..................................................$2.50
BNC Female to F Male Adapter
DXE-1144..................................................$3.95
BNC Male to UHF Female Adapter
DXE-1136..................................................$5.20
BNC Female to UHF Male Adapter
DXE-1137..................................................$4.40
BNC Male to F Female Adapter
DXE-1155..................................................$2.95
F Double Female Bulkhead Adapter
DXE-1477..................................................$0.95
N Female to BNC Male Adapter
DXE-1038-1 ..............................................$6.95
DXE-532
DXE-1023
DXE-533
DXE-1134
DXE-536
DXE-1144
DXE-1011-1
DXE-1136
DXE-1013-1
DXE-1137
DXE-1035-1
DXE-1155
DXE-1036-1
DXE-1477
DXE-1037-1
DXE-1038-1
DXE-BAL450-H10-B-P
DXE-LL450-5C
DXE-LL450-1K
DXE-LL-INS
DXE-LL-1P
Special Line
Transformer, pair....$299.95
450 Ω Ladder Line,
500' spool ..............$245.00
450 Ω Ladder Line,
1,000' spool ...........$449.99
Ladder Line Supports,
25 per pack ................$8.85
Ladder Line
Coupler.......................$3.99
Silver/Teflon®
Coax Connectors
This superior PL-259 connector uses silver plated outer and inner
conductors and a Teflon insulator. The connector has very low loss and
high electrical breakdown. It fits directly on RG-8, RG-213, LMR-400,
9913 and other cables with a nominal .400 inch O.D. jacket size.
Use a DXE-UG175 reducer with this connector to fit RG-58A/U and/or
LMR195 coax, and a DXE-UG176S reducer to fit RG-8X coax.
DXE-PL259
PL-259 Connector ......................................................................... $2.75
DXE-N1001-S
N Male Connector, 2-piece .............................................................$6.95
DXE-UG176S
RG-8X Reducer for PL-259, silver plated.......................................$0.75
DXE-UG175S
RG-58 Reducer for PL-259, silver plated .......................................$0.75
Chassis Mount
SO-239 Connectors
DX Engineering offers Amphenol and non-Amphenol brand
SO-239 chassis mount connectors. The connectors come
with the correct bolts, flat washers, star washers and Nylok
locking nuts. These will fit the DX Engineering Radial Plate perfectly.
DXE-112-KIT
SO-239 with silver plating and Teflon® insulation ...........................$5.90
DXE-83-798-KIT Amphenol SO-239 with Teflon insulation ........................................ $7.90
DXE-83-1R-KIT Amphenol SO-239 with PBT insulation ........................................... $4.90
DXE-VC-0612 Black Vinyl Cap for SO-239, pack of 20 .......................................... $5.75
DXE-T001
Installation Tool Kit for SO-239/bulkhead connectors.....................$9.95
Female Bulkhead Connector
This high-quality bulkhead connector uses silver plated outer and inner conductors
and a Teflon® insulator. The connector has very low loss and high electrical
breakdown. It comes with two nuts to secure the connector to our Radial Plate or
other flat surface. The connector ensures the radial ground system, the antenna
ground, and the feedline shield are common. It can also be used for joining two
pieces of coax with male PL-259s together.
DXE-363-SST Bulkhead Connector with SO-239 socket ........................................$6.95
DXE-T001
Installation Tool Kit for SO-239/bulkhead connectors.....................$9.95
About RF Connectors
Many different types of coaxial RF connectors are used in
laboratory and radio-communications applications. The
connectors listed here are the most common types used
by Amateur Radio operators:
Type N—This cable connector is found in many UHF
and higher applications up to about 10 GHz. It is designed
to present constant impedance from end-to-end of a
length of transmission line. Most transmit and receive
communications applications use the 50 Ω version to
match the impedance of commonly used RF coaxial
cables and equipment. The Type N has a threaded outer
coupling to ensure it mates positively and securely.
UHF—One of the first coaxial connectors, this is also
known as a PL-259 (a carry-over from an old military
designation). The UHF designation has been applied
since the days when 30 MHz was considered UHF. The
connector has an SO-239 socket and a threaded outer
coupling to ensure that it mates positively and securely.
The perceived drawback of the UHF connector is that it is
not a true 50 Ω connector, allowing a non-constant impedance connection. While this limits its use to frequencies up
to about 300 MHz, the UHF connector is an ideal, low cost
solution for HF applications. Because the basic junction is
simple, many low-cost, low quality versions are available.
DX Engineering has selected the best silver plated, Teflon®
insulated connectors to assure the best performance for
your HF, VHF, and UHF applications.
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75 Ω Flooded Cable
We recommend using a high
quality 75 Ω “flooded” F6 type
coax. Flooded style cables
can automatically seal small
accidental cuts or lacerations in
the jacket. Flooding also prevents
shield contamination and allows
the cable to be direct-buried. This low-loss cable features
dual shields and an 85% velocity factor. We recommend
the use of Snap-N-Seal connectors to ensure a high
quality and weather-resistant feedline connection. The
proper tool must be used to install these connectors.
DXE-F6-1000
F6 Flooded Cable,
1,000' spool..............................$149.95
Custom Cable Assemblies available—call for details.
DXE-SNS-CT1
Snap-N-Seal
Watertight Connectors
DXE-CPT-659
DXE-SNS6-25
Snap-N-Seal is an environmentally sealed Type F coax
connector system. Designed for harsh environments, the
connectors have a unique, 360 degree radial compression
system that offers the signal leakage protection required
for high performance receive systems.
The quad sealed system prevents moisture from migrating
into the connection, and 360 degree radial compression
provides superior RF integrity (-95dB typical, 60% bonded
foil cable).
• Easy cable preparation
• Connector to cable retention: 40 lbs. minimum
• Superb impedance match to 1 GHz
• Manufactured of high quality 360 brass,
cadmium plated with iridescent clear chromate
coating for maximum corrosion resistance
• UV-resistant plastic and O-rings provide a reliable
environmentally sealed connector
Normal crimping tools or pliers will not work on
Snap-N-Seal connectors—an installation tool like
DX Engineering’s DXE-SNS-CT1 is required.
DXE-SNS6-25 Snap-N-Seal Connector for F6 cable,
25 pieces.................................$25.50
DXE-SNS-CT1 Compression Tool for Snap-N-Seal
Connectors..............................$52.00
DXE-CPT-659 Coax Cable Stripper for RG-6
and RG-59...............................$24.30
Pigtail Cable
This cable is the simplest
way to connect Hustler BTV
antennas to 50 Ω coax. Just use
DX Engineering’s DXE-363-SST
Bulkhead Connector on a
DXE-RADP-1P Radial Plate to mate the pigtail to your
feedline. This pigtail is not required if you order the
optional DXE-VFCC-H05-A Vertical Feedline Current Choke
for connection to the base of a Hustler BTV series antenna,
or if you use the DXE-AOK-DCF SO-239 Add-On Kit for
direct connection of your coaxial cable feedline to the BTV
antenna.
DXE-8X19-RT Pigtail Cable, 19" long ............$16.95
DX Engineering has selected
hand tools to aid
in construction and assembly
of antennas. They are
the best value and quality
for the job.
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300 and 450 Ω
Ladder Line
Coax Cable Prep Kits
DXE-LL300
DX Engineering’s 300 and 450 Ω
Ladder Line is rated for full legal
transmit power. The 300 Ω
ladder line is constructed of
18 gauge conductors with
19 strands of copper clad steel
wire, resulting in a velocity factor
of 0.88. It is ideal for use with
multi-band dipoles or other
multi-band antennas, and is
recommended when using
DXE-LLC-1P
DX Engineering Baluns. This is the
same line we use with our Multi-Band Dipole Antennas.
The 450 Ω ladder line is constructed of 16 gauge
conductors with 19 strands of copper clad steel wire.
It is ideal for use with our Reversible Beverage Antenna
system DXE-RBS-1P. The wire makes the line strong
enough for long horizontal runs between supports, such
as the DXE-LL-INS. Actual impedance is a nominal 400 Ω
with a nominal velocity factor of 91%.
300 Ω Ladder Line
DXE-LL300-1C Ladder Line, 100' ....................$41.00
DXE-LL300-2C Ladder Line, 200' ....................$75.00
DXE-LL300-3C Ladder Line, 300' ..................$115.00
DXE-LL300-4C Ladder Line, 400' ..................$147.00
DXE-LL300-5C Ladder Line, 500' ..................$169.00
450 Ω Ladder Line
DXE-LL450-5C Ladder Line, 500' spool ........$245.00
DXE-LL450-1K Ladder Line, 1,000' spool .....$449.99
DXE-LL-INS
Ladder Line Supports for
450 Ω line, 25 per pack ............$8.85
DXE-LLC-1P
Ladder Line Coupler for
450 and 300 Ω Ladder Line ......$3.99
These kits package the most commonly used coax cable
prep tools together. The rugged cases have foam inserts
precut for the tools plus extra compartments for
other tools, connectors, etc. The case is also available
separately.
Basic Prep Kit
• Stripping tool for RG-213 cable
• Assembly tool for PL-259 connectors
• Coaxial cable shears
• Case
DXE-UT-KIT1 Basic Prep Kit ...........................$$99.95
Complete Prep Kit
• Stripping tool for RG-213 cable
• Stripping tool for RG-8X cable
• Assembly tool for PL-259 connectors
• Assembly tool for 2-piece N connectors
• Coaxial cable shears
• Precision braid trimmers
• Replacement blades for stripping tools
• Case
DXE-UT-KIT2
Complete Prep Kit ..............$174.95
DXE-UT-CASE
Case Only for Coax Tools .....$22.95
DXE-SW-CASE Case Only with plain
soft foam insert ....................$19.95
Connector
Assembly Tools
These assembly tools allow simple threading of
connector sleeves onto the vinyl jacket of RG-8/U,
RG-213/U, LMR-400 and other similar size cables. The
DXE-UT-80P assembly tool is for PL-259 connectors,
and the DXE-UT-80N assembly is for two-piece Type N
connectors. Assembly is simple. Strip the cable with the
DXE-UT-8213 Cable Stripping Tool, then use the appropriate
connector assembly tool and thread the connector body
onto the stripped cable end. A visual guide at the end of
the tools allows easy viewing of the cable center conductor
for proper depth. You get a perfect and easy connector
installation every time!
DXE-UT-80P
Connector Assembly Tool
for PL-259 Connectors .........$22.95
DXE-UT-80N
Connector Assembly Tool for
2-piece Type N Connectors ...$22.95
Coax Cable Strippers
for 50 Ω Cable
These DX Engineering strippers
prepare 50 Ω coax cable for installation
of a PL-259 connector.
• Works on foam or solid dielectric cable
• Precision, two-step operation
• No nicks or scratches to conductor
• Premium, long-lasting cutter blades
DXE-UT-8213
Coax Cable Strippers for RG-8,
RG-213, 9913, LMR400,
and similar size cable ........$39.95
DXE-UT-808X
Coax Cable Strippers for RG-8X
and Belden 9258 cable ......$39.95
DXE-UT-RB-HD* Heavy Duty Replacement Blades,
2 per pack..........................$18.95
*Also fits Cablematic UT-8000
F-Connector 75 Ω
Cable Prep Tool Kit
• Stripping tool for F6 cable
• Snap-N-Seal watertight
F connectors (25 total)
• SNS connector compression tool
• Coaxial cable shears
• F-connector tightening tool
• Case
DXE-UT-KITF
Prep Kit for F6 Cable............$149.95
DXE-F6-CASE Case only................................$22.95
SO-239 Connector
Installation Tool Kit
This versatile tool kit will help you install chassis or bulkhead mount SO-239 coax connectors. It includes a special
stainless steel wrench. One end has a 3/4 inch semi-box
wrench with a pass-through for coaxial cable—perfect
for tightening the large nut used to mount bulkhead connectors. The other end is a 3/16 inch box wrench for
tightening mounting nuts with SO-239 hardware. Also
included is a multi-purpose 6-in-1 screwdriver/nutdriver
tool with the following bits:
• 1/4 inch nutdriver
• 5/16 inch nutdriver
• 1/4 inch flathead
• #1 Phillips
• 3/16 inch flathead
• #2 Phillips
DXE-T001
SO-239 Connector Installation
Tool Kit .............................................$9.95
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CHANNELLOCK
Coax Cable Cutters
This set has all of the screwdrivers
you need to handle most jobs. It
includes the following:
• 3/8 x 8 inch flathead • 3/16 x 6 inch flathead
• #2 x 4 inch Phillips
• 1/4 x 4 inch flathead
• 1/8 x 4 inch flathead • #1 x 3 inch Phillips
• Electrician’s flat thin wall
DXE-W80007
Professional
Screwdriver Set ..........$6.95
These high-quality CHANNELLOCK cable cutters have blades designed to cut coaxial cable
cleanly. They will not crush the cable like diagonal side cutters—the cut end of the cable
is cleanly cut, ready for stripping and connector assembly. The cutters are made from
polished, high carbon drop forged steel, and are carefully balanced with broader handles for
better leverage and extra comfort. The cutters can handle aluminum up to 4/0 gauge and
soft copper cable up to 2/0 gauge.
DXE-CNL-911 CHANNELLOCK Coax Cable Cutters ..............................................$23.75
Klein Tools
Klein-Kurve
Wire Stripper/Cutter
6-Piece Lighted
Ratcheting Screwdriver Set
This screwdriver features 3-way ratcheting action, a magnetic
telescoping arm to help you retrieve loose nuts and bolts, two built-in lights to help you
work in poorly lit areas, and a black rubber hand grip for comfort. The screwdriver comes
with three flathead bits and three Phillips head bits.
DXE-W937
Ratcheting Screwdriver Set ........................................................$9.95
The Klein-Kurve wire strippers are ideal for stripping
solid (10-18 AWG) and stranded (12-20 AWG) wire cleanly and easily. The
7 1/8 inch strippers also have precise shear-type blades to neatly cut copper wire,
easy-to-read markings on both sides, and extra-soft grips and curved handles for comfort.
DXE-11055
Klein-Kurve Wire Stripper/Cutter...................................................$18.95
7-Piece Lighted
Screwdriver Set
Klein Tools
9 3/4 Inch Crimping/Cutting Tool
This lighted screwdriver will
make things a whole lot easier
when you’re working on your
mobile or base station. It features
a magnetic telescoping arm to
help you retrieve loose nuts and bolts, two built-in lights to help you work in poorly lit
areas, and a black rubber hand grip for comfort. The screwdriver comes with three flathead
bits, three Phillips head bits, and a magnetic bit extension.
DXE-900300
Screwdriver Set .......................................................................$4.95
This Klein crimping and cutting tool crimps insulated and non-insulated connectors.
The crimping die is marked for insulated and non-insulated solderless terminals and
connectors, and accommodates 10-22 AWG wires. The tool has a specially hardened wire
cutter in the nose, a tapered nose design for working in confined spaces, a hot-riveted
joint for smooth action, and plastic-dipped, cushioned handles for comfort.
DXE-1005
Klein Crimping/Cutting Tool........................................................... $27.95
Step Drill Bits
These drill bits use a stepped, single cutting-edge design to penetrate sheet materials more
smoothly than traditional twist-type drill bits. The bits are designed to eliminate the need to
center punch holes, greatly reduce drill vibration and chatter, and automatically deburr the
hole as it’s drilled. The bits are made from high speed steel with sizes laser-etched into the
bit. They work on plastic, metal, and fiberglass up to 1/8 inches thick.
1/8 Inch to 1/2 Inch Step Drill Bit, 3/8" Drive Size
• Drill bit tapered sizes: 1/8 in., 3/16 in., 1/4 in., 5/16 in.,
3/8 in., 7/16 in., 1/2 in.
DXE-900025.....................................................$17.95
1/4 Inch to 3/4 Inch Step Drill Bit 3/8", Drive Size
• Drill bit tapered sizes: 1/4 in., 5/16 in., 3/8 in., 1/2 in.,
9/16 in., 5/8 in., 11/16 in., 3/4 in.
Automatic Wire Stripper/
Crimper/Cutter
Our DX Engineering Wire Stripper uses a
spring-loaded design to make quick work of
wires ranging from 24 to 10 gauge. Just insert the wire,
squeeze the handle, and listen for the click. That’s the sound of another
perfect wire stripping job performed in about 2 seconds—a fraction of the time it
takes your pocket knife to do the same job. An adjustable wire length guide helps
you make uniform strips, and the built-in wire cutter and crimper help you complete your
wiring job.
DXE-900031
Automatic Wire Stripper/Crimper/Cutter .......................................$17.95
Mill/Taper/Half Round File Set
DXE-900026.....................................................$20.95
3/4 Inch to 1 3/8 Inch Step Drill Bit, 1/2" Drive Size
• Drill bit tapered sizes: 3/4 in., 13/16 in., 7/8 in., 15/16 in., 1 in.,
1 1/16 in., 1 1/8 in., 1 3/16 in., 1 1/4 in., 1 5/16 in., 1 3/8 in.
These heat-treated carbon steel files are great for
shaping, smoothing, and sharpening all metal
surfaces. The half-round file is especially
useful for helping deburr the inside of
cut tubing ends. This set includes two
durable rubber handles with plastic
inserts for comfort and convenience.
Files included:
• 6 inch mill file
• 6 inch taper file
• 8 inch half-round file • 8 inch mill file
DXE-W5390
File Set.................................$9.95
DXE-900029.....................................................$29.95
Convoluted Tubing
• Protect and organize your wiring
• Slit for easy wire insertion
• Made from flexible black polyethylene
DXE-38000
Convoluted Tubing Assortment
(1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4"), 10' long...........$14.69
DXE-38180
3/8" Convoluted Tubing, 7' long............$3.88
DXE-38580
1/2" Convoluted Tubing, 7' long............$3.88
DXE-38780
3/4" Convoluted Tubing, 7' long............$3.88
Ridgid Tubing Cutter
$
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This high quality cutter will make clean, smooth edges in tubing
sections that require minimal deburring. The tool can cut aluminum,
copper, and brass tubing as well as thin-wall conduit.
• Adjustable from 1/4 inch to 1 1/8 inch O.D.
• Telescoping feed screw design keeps the cutter at the same length
regardless of tubing diameter—ideal in tight spaces
• Enclosed feed screw eliminates clogging and jamming
• Grooved rollers for close-to-flare cuts
• Fold-away reamer
• X-CEL knob and pin for quicker cutting and cutter wheel replacement
• Spare cutter wheel included
DXE-31622
Ridgid Tubing Cutter...................................................................... $37.50
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Loctite
All-Purpose Spray Adhesive
This spray adhesive bonds lightweight, porous and non-porous
surfaces. It allows you to reposition your work and creates a
permanent bond when dry. Loctite adhesive dries clear and fast,
won’t shrink or bleed, and resists water and humidity. Suggested
applications include attaching cloth, carpeting, floormats, insulation,
and kick and silencer pads to metal, wood, or KB board.
LCT-30544
Loctite All-Purpose Spray Adhesive,
10.5 oz spray can .................................$3.75
Hazardous, limited to domestic UPS Ground shipping only.
Scotch® Super 33+
Vinyl Electrical Tape
Scotch Super 33+ is highly conformable and stretchable,
suitable for all weather applications. The tape combines a
PVC backing with excellent electrical insulating properties
to provide primary electrical insulation for splices (up to
600V) as well as protective jacketing. It is recommended as
a protective overwrap for 3M Tremflex™ Rubber Splicing Tape
when used for RF connector weatherproofing.
DXE-33PLUS
Scotch Super 33+ Vinyl Electrical Tape...................................$5.95
3M Temflex™ 2155 Rubber Splicing Tape
Plasti-Dip
Multi-Purpose Rubber Coating
• Flexible synthetic coating
• Durable—resists weather, chemicals, impact and abrasion
• Provides safe non-slip comfort and control
• Available in 11 oz. spray can or 14.5 oz. dipping can
PLD-11201-6
Red Plasti-Dip, 11 oz. spray can................$6.99
PLD-11207-6
White Plasti-Dip, 11 oz. spray can.............$6.99
PLD-11203-6
Black Plasti-Dip, 11 oz. spray can..............$6.99
PLD-11209-6
Clear Plasti-Dip, 11 oz. spray can ..............$6.99
PLD-11601-6
Red Plasti-Dip, 14.5 oz. dipping can..........$7.99
PLD-11603-6
Black Plasti-Dip, 14.5 oz. dipping can .......$7.99
PLD-11604-6
Blue Plasti-Dip, 14.5 oz. dipping can.........$7.99
PLD-11609-6
Clear Plasti-Dip, 14.5 oz. dipping can........$7.99
Hazardous, limited to domestic UPS Ground shipping only.
Never-Seez and Anti-Seize—
a Must for Stainless
• Prevents galling and galvanic corrosion
• Protects metal parts against rust, corrosion and seizure
• Available in 8 oz. brush top, 1 oz. squeeze tube
and 8.5 oz. aerosol
DXE-NSBT8 Never-Seez, 8 oz. brush top.......$12.95
DXE-NMCBT8 Never-Seez, marine grade,
8 oz. brush top...........................$14.95
DXE-81343 Anti-Seize, 1 oz. squeeze tube .....$2.99
DXE-81464 Anti-Seize, 8.5 oz. aerosol can ...$10.99
Hazardous, limited to domestic UPS Ground shipping only.
3M Temflex 2155 Rubber Splicing Tape is a conformable,
self-fusing rubber electrical insulating tape. Designed for
low voltage electrical insulating and moisture sealing
applications, the rubber-based tape is capable of operating
in temperatures up to 80 degrees C. It is compatible with
synthetic cable and wire insulations and is not corrosive to
aluminum or copper conductors. For outdoor use, the tape
should be protected from UV deterioration with an overwrap
of Scotch Super 33+ Vinyl Electrical Tape.
DXE-3M2155
3M Temflex 2155 Rubber Splicing Tape .................................$5.95
Liquid Electrical Tape
• Rubberize, insulate and seal your electrical connections
• A dielectric coating which seals out moisture
and other contaminates
• Supplied in a 4 oz. brush top can
PLD-LET14Z03 Black Liquid Tape .................................$6.99
PLD-LET14Z07 White Liquid Tape.................................$6.99
PLD-LET14Z01 Red Liquid Tape....................................$6.99
Hazardous, limited to domestic UPS Ground shipping only.
DX Engineering has selected Accessory Items
to aid in construction and assembly of antennas.
They are the best value and quality for the job.
Drill Guide Kit
This easy-to-use drill guide locates exact drilling
centers and guides drill bits perfectly perpendicular
to the work piece, including round, spherical, and
corner edges. It is ideal for making clean, accurate
holes in aluminum tubing for mounting hardware. The kit
includes 3/16 inch, 1/4 inch, 5/16 inch, 3/8 inch, 7/16 inch,
and 1/2 inch drill bushings, a locating pin, and drill bit guide.
DXE-D3206
Drill Guide Kit.........................$14.95
Penetrox A
• Keeps parts from seizing
• Helps create a substantial electrical connection between metal parts
• For aluminum-to-aluminum or aluminum-to-copper connections
DXE-P8A
Penetrox A, 8 oz. squeeze tube.......................$13.95
Hazardous, limited to domestic UPS Ground shipping only.
Battery Box Kit
• Ideal for a trunk-mounted second battery
• Kit includes cables and hardware
DXE-G1200A
Battery Box Kit..........$79.95
DXE-G1210
Battery Box only .......$15.90
Permatex Neutral Cure
RTV Sealant
Battery Charging
System and Monitoring Gauge
Have you ever sealed a piece of electronic gear with ordinary
RTV sealant, only to open it later to find that the component had
become corroded? It wasn’t moisture that caused the corrosion—
it was the RTV. Ordinary RTV gives off acetic acid when it cures
(that’s the vinegar smell); it’s the acid that causes the corrosion.
DX Engineering has located a Neutral Cure RTV that is non-corrosive
and safe for sealing baluns and other electronic gear that will be out
in the weather. Applies just like “normal” RTV, dries in one hour and
cures in 24 hours at 70 degrees F.
DXE-RTV598335
Permatex Neutral Cure RTV Sealant, 3.35 oz. tube, black ......$6.95
Hazardous, limited to domestic UPS Ground shipping only.
The electronic battery charger will recharge a
battery more quickly than conventional chargers.
It will not over-charge the battery—the charger
converts to float charger when it detects the battery
is fully charged. The monitoring gauge is an analog
voltage gauge. It is ideal for monitoring secondary
battery voltage.
DXE-1202CC
Supercharger Plus Battery Charger, 12V, 1 amp......................$41.95
DXE-1206CC
Supercharger Plus Battery Charger, 12V, 3 amp......................$51.95
DXE-1214CC
Supercharger Plus Battery Charger, 12V, 7 amp......................$69.95
DXE-G2939
Analog Voltmeter Gauge, 10-18 Volts, 2 5/8"...........................$20.99
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Mobile Antenna Mounts
DX Engineering Mobile Antennas and accessories provide the highest efficiency
under the less-than-optimum environment presented by a mobile antenna installation.
Generally speaking, a standard passenger vehicle does not provide an adequate
ground plane for HF band operation. It is also a potential noise generator thanks to
its multiple electrical systems and computers.
Any steps that can be taken to maximize RF current flow in the vertical radiator
will pay handsomely in improved signals and more pleasurable mobile operation.
Noise reduction will greatly improve receiving as well.
HUS-SSM-2
Hustler Standard and
Super Resonators and Parts
Individual Hustler Resonators are available for 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40, 75, and 80
meters. The standard resonators can handle 400 watts Peak Envelope Power (PEP).
The Super Resonators can handle 1 kW PEP and have slightly more bandwidth. They
are available for 40 and 80 meters.
Use these resonators with Hustler’s mounts, mobile masts, and other accessories
to build a custom mobile antenna. Use DX Engineering Hot Rodz™ capacity hats
and other accessories with these resonators to improve antenna efficiency.
HUS-RM-10
10 Meter Hustler HF Resonator, 150-250 kHz .................$15.75
HUS-RM-12
12 Meter Hustler HF Resonator, 100-150 kHz .................$15.75
HUS-RM-15
15 Meter Hustler HF Resonator, 100-150 kHz .................$15.75
HUS-RM-17
17 Meter Hustler HF Resonator, 120-150 kHz .................$21.75
HUS-RM-20
20 Meter Hustler HF Resonator, 80-100 kHz ...................$21.75
HUS-RM-30
30 Meter Hustler HF Resonator, 50-60 kHz .....................$24.75
HUS-RM-40
40 Meter Hustler HF Resonator, 40-50 kHz .....................$24.75
HUS-RM-40S
40 Meter Super HF Resonator, 50-80 kHz .......................$35.75
HUS-RM-80
80 Meter Hustler HF Resonator, 25-30 kHz .....................$26.75
HUS-RM-80S
80 Meter Super HF Resonator, 50-60 kHz .......................$49.75
HUS-3774-4
Replacement Ferrules for Hustler Resonators ...................$4.95
HUS-377HDW
Replacement Nut and Ferrules for Hustler Resonators .....$4.95
HUS-49-04-40S Whip Replacement for DXE-RM-40S Super Resonator.......$5.75
HUS-49-04-80S Replacement Whip/Corona Ball for 75 and 80 Meter
Super Resonators ............................................................$15.75
Aluminum Masts
and Couplers
DX Engineering 1/2 inch O.D.,
0.084 inch wall aluminum masts
DXE-.5MTCF-1
DXE-.5MTHRF-1
are available in lengths from 24 to 72 inches. Both
ends are tapped to standard 3/8"-24 threads to fit
common accessories. Couple two masts together
with our fittings to make your ideal length.
Fittings are available to add resonators or a Hot Rodz™
Capacity Hat to the top of the antenna.
DXE-MT-24
24" Aluminum Mast ...............$19.95
DXE-MT-36
36" Aluminum Mast ...............$23.95
DXE-MT-48
48" Aluminum Mast ...............$27.95
DXE-MT-54
54" Aluminum Mast ...............$28.95
DXE-MT-60
60" Aluminum Mast ...............$31.95
DXE-MT-72
72" Aluminum Mast ...............$35.95 DXE-MTBF-1
DXE-.5MTHRF-2
DXE-.5MTHRF-2 Coupler, 3/8" x 24 at both ends .......................................................$5.95
DXE-.5MTCF-1 Coupler, 3/8" x 24 at both ends, hex center.....................................$5.95
DXE-MTBF-1
Coupler, 3/8" x 24 at both ends, hex center with shoulder..............$6.95
DXE-.5MTHRF-1 Coupler, 3/8" x 24 end and smooth end ..........................................$4.95
HUS-QD-2
Hustler Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect, 3/8" x 24 .....................$21.35
HUS-MO-2
Hustler 54" Folding Mast for fender/bumper mount .....................$31.75
Use the HUS-QD-2 Quick Disconnect to quickly disconnect one mast from another.
The HUS-MO-2 Folding Mast allows quick change of Hustler resonators.
RFI Suppression Beads
DX Engineering has selected the best RFI suppression
beads for reducing cable-conducted ignition, fuel
injector, or other electrical noise in your mobile HF
installation. We have observed a 3 S-unit improvement in many cases using these beads. The beads
snap around wire or cable, and are useful in your
home installation as well. The combo pack has four of the 0.275 inch diameter
beads and two each of the 0.525 inch and 0.750 inch diameter beads.
DXE-CSB-COMBO RFI Suppression Beads Combo Pack.......................................$35.95
DXE-CSB-275P
0.275" RFI Suppression Beads, pack of 10 ..............................$23.25
DXE-CSB-525P
0.525" RFI Suppression Beads, pack of 5 ................................$22.25
DXE-CSB-750P
0.750" RFI Suppression Beads, pack of 5 ................................$25.80
HUS-SSM-3
HUS-L-14-144
HUS-VP-1
HUS-QD-2
HUS-RSS-2
HUS-MBM
DXE-VMB-1
Heavy Duty Stainless Steel
Ball Mount, 2" diameter .................................................................$28.95
Stainless Steel Spring, 3" .............................................................. $26.95
12' RG-58/PL-259 to Lugs, coax to ball mount ............................$12.00
Tri-Band Adaptor for HF Mobile Antenna.........................................$6.95
Stainless Steel Quick Disconnect, 3/8" x 24 threads.....................$21.35
Stainless Steel “Resonator” Impact Spring...................................$12.95
Super Magnetic Mount, 16' coax, 3/8"-24 antenna.......................$21.50
“L” Shaped Vertical Antenna Mounting Bracket ..............................$9.50
Mobile-HF
Higher Efficiency—Better Mobile Signal!
Hot Rodz™
Capacity Hat for
Hustler Mobile Antennas
This fully adjustable system attaches directly to your
Hustler HF antenna. Hot Rodz improves efficiency,
allowing the use of a smaller loading coil
for a given frequency band. Other benefits include wider
bandwidth and the ability to use a single coil on multiple bands.
The Hot Rodz Capacity Hat comes with a precision-machined
6061-T6 aluminum hub with stainless steel set screws and six
each of 6 inch, 12 inch, and 24 inch stainless steel rods with
slide-on ends that reduce wind-generated static.
DXE-HR-1P
Hot Rodz Capacity Hat for Hustler mobile antennas ....................$79.95
Hot Rodz™ Capacity Hat for
Screwdriver Antennas
This fully adjustable system attaches directly to any
screwdriver antenna. Hot Rodz allows you to remove the
long whip from your antenna while increasing efficiency,
so you can use less coil for any given frequency. The Hot
Rodz Capacity Hat comes with a 22 inch tall mast, and six
each of the 6 inch, 12 inch and 24 inch stainless steel rods
with slide-on ends that reduce wind-generated static.
DXE-HR-2P
Hot Rodz Capacity Hat for
Screwdriver Antennas....................................................................$99.95
Hot Rodz™ Capacity Hat Components
Increase the efficiency of your own shortened antenna by building your own Hot Rodz
Capacity Hat system. Visit DXEngineering.com for complete details.
DXE-HRHUB-1P Hot Rodz Hub, smooth bore with set screws ...............................$27.50
DXE-HRHUB-2P Hot Rodz Hub, threaded bore........................................................ $29.95
DXE-RODZ-48P Hot Rodz 48" Stainless Steel Rods................................................$29.95
DXE-RODZ-36P Hot Rodz 36" Stainless Steel Rods................................................$23.75
DXE-RODZ-60P Hot Rodz 60" Stainless Steel Rods................................................$31.25
DXE-RODZ-72P Hot Rodz 72" Stainless Steel Rods................................................$34.95
MM-1 Auto-Transformer
Antenna Auto-Transformer
This unbalanced to unbalanced (UNUN) impedance
transformer matches a 50 Ω to 25 Ω or 12.5 Ω
connection. Use it to get a better match between a
feedline and a typical mobile antenna. Works well with
Hot Rodz™ Capacity Hat-equipped antennas.
DXE-MM-1
Antenna Auto-Transformer .......................................................... $109.95
Exhaust System
Grounding Kit
Many modern vehicles have
separate fuel injectors and
spark coils for each cylinder.
These units can create
substantial pulses on the vehicle wiring. Because the exhaust system is bolted directly to
the engine and supported by insulated mounts, it can be excited just like an antenna and
radiate pulse noise. By using one of our Exhaust Grounding Kits, you may eliminate that
last bit of stubborn noise in your mobile installation. The kit includes a stainless steel
saddle clamp and stainless steel hardware.
DXE-EGK-200 Grounding Kit for 2" exhaust pipe .................................................$20.95
DXE-EGK-225 Grounding Kit for 2.25" exhaust pipe ............................................$22.95
DXE-EGK-250 Grounding Kit for 2.5" exhaust pipe ..............................................$26.95
DXE-EGK-300 Grounding Kit for 3" exhaust pipe .................................................$28.95
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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Build Your Own Antennas!
Stainless Steel Element Clamps
NEW! Heavy 0.120" Wall Tubing
Available in Telescoping Sizes
38
Slow Taper 6 Foot Sections
DX Engineering offers high strength, attractive Type 6063
seamless drawn aluminum tubing in 3 and 6 foot lengths for
your antenna construction projects. Type 6063 aluminum alloy
is commonly used in seamless and structural tube and pipe. It
provides good resistance to general corrosion, including stresscorrosion cracking. It also has excellent surface appearance.
Use the 3 foot lengths for fast taper, low wind resistance
applications. The 6 foot slow taper lengths afford the greatest
bandwidth. Most sizes are slit on one end for use with DX Engineering Stainless Steel
Element Clamps. If unslit ends are required for your application, merely insert the slit
end into the next larger size in the stack and use your own attachment method.
Our 0.058 inch wall tubing is available in 1/8 inch increments from 3/8 inch to 2 1/8
inch O.D. It is ideal for a free, yet solid telescoping fit from size to size forvertical or
Yagi elements. Greater wall thickness in some larger sizes assures maximum strength
at very long assembly lengths. DX Engineering ECL Series Element Clamps are available
in a variety of sizes to assure snug, long-lasting connections when tightened over the
slit ends.
• High strength Type 6063-T832 drawn aluminum tubing
• Sections with 0.058 and 0.120 inch wall thickness are perfect for
telescoping antenna elements, support masts and booms
• Most smaller sizes are pre-slit on one end for element clamps
• Available in 3 and 6 foot lengths
Aluminum Tubing, 3 Foot Lengths, Telescoping
Cost/Foot
DXE-AT1240
0.375" x 0.058", no slit ..................$2.90 ...........$0.90
DXE-AT1241
0.500" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$4.30 ...........$1.10
DXE-AT1242
0.625" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$4.55 ...........$1.20
DXE-AT1243
0.750" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$4.80 ...........$1.30
DXE-AT1244
0.875" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$5.05 ...........$1.40
DXE-AT1245
1.000" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$5.35 ...........$1.50
DXE-AT1246
1.125" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$5.80 ...........$1.65
DXE-AT1247
1.250" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$6.40 ...........$1.85
DXE-AT1248
1.375" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$7.05 ...........$2.05
DXE-AT1249
1.500" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$7.65 ...........$2.25
DXE-AT1250
1.625" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$8.60 ...........$2.55
DXE-AT1251
1.750" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$9.40 ...........$2.80
DXE-AT1252
1.875" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .......$10.20 ...........$3.05
DXE-AT1253
2.000" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .......$10.95 ...........$3.30
DXE-AT1255
2.000" x 0.125", no slit ................$14.85 ...........$4.95
DXE-AT1254
2.125" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .......$12.55 ...........$3.80
Aluminum Tubing, 6 Foot Lengths, Telescoping
Cost/Foot
DXE-AT1189
0.375" x 0.058", no slit ..................$5.40 ...........$0.90
DXE-AT1205
0.500" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$6.60 ...........$1.10
DXE-AT1206
0.625" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$7.20 ...........$1.20
DXE-AT1207
0.750" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$7.80 ...........$1.30
DXE-AT1208
0.875" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$8.40 ...........$1.40
DXE-AT1209
1.000" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$9.00 ...........$1.50
DXE-AT1210
1.125" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .........$9.90 ...........$1.65
DXE-AT1211
1.250" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .......$11.10 ...........$1.85
DXE-AT1212
1.375" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .......$12.30 ...........$2.05
DXE-AT1213
1.500" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .......$13.50 ...........$2.25
DXE-AT1214
1.625" x 0.058" slit at 1 end ........$15.30 ...........$2.55
DXE-AT1215
1.750" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .......$16.80 ...........$2.80
DXE-AT1216
1.875" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .......$18.30 ...........$3.05
DXE-AT1217
2.000" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .......$19.80 ...........$3.30
DXE-AT1218
2.125" x 0.058", slit at 1 end .......$22.80 ...........$3.80
6061-T8 Aluminum Tubing, 0.120" Heavy Wall,
6 Foot Lengths for Booms, Telescoping
DXE-AT1311
1.500" O.D., no slit ......................$23.85
DXE-AT1312
1.750" O.D., no slit ......................$28.20
DXE-AT1313
2.000" O.D., no slit ......................$33.00
DXE-AT1314
2.250" O.D., no slit ......................$37.45
DXE-AT1315
2.500" O.D., no slit ......................$42.50
DXE-AT1316
2.750" O.D., no slit ......................$46.95
DXE-AT1317
3.000" O.D., no slit ......................$51.40
DXE-AT1325
3.000" O.D., no slit, 12 ft...........$103.95
Telescopic Aluminum Antenna Kit
65 feet, tapering in 6 foot sections from 2" O.D. to 7/8" O.D. at the top
DXE-ATK65
Telescoping Aluminum Antenna Kit ....................................$194.50
DXE-VE-BASE
Vertical Antenna Fixed Base Assembly..................................$99.50
DXE-VA-BASE
Vertical Antenna Heavy Duty Tilt Base Assembly ...............$159.50
Fast Taper 3 Foot Sections
Aluminum Tubing
DX Engineering Aluminum Tubing
Typical elements are built using 0.058 inch wall tubing, which allows successive sizes
to slide together with good contact. These clamps are used to hold the telescoping tubing
in place at the length that you have chosen. Our clamps are marine grade—they are made
entirely of stainless steel, unlike the normal hardware store variety. The high nickel alloy
stainless steel meets the demands of severe corrosive environments.
DXE-ECL-020
Clamp for 0.500" and smaller tube.....$1.90
DXE-ECL-040
Clamp for 0.625" tube.........................$1.90
DXE-ECL-060
Clamp for 0.750" and 0.875" tube.......$1.90
DXE-ECL-10SS Clamp for 1.00" and 1.125" tube.........$1.90
DXE-ECL-12SS Clamp for 1.250" tube.........................$1.90
DXE-ECL-16SS Clamp for 1.375" and 1.500" tube.......$1.90
DXE-ECL-20SS Clamp for 1.625" and 1.750" tube.......$1.90
DXE-ECL-24SS Clamp for 1.875" and 2.000" tube.......$1.90
DXE-ECL-28SS Clamp for 2.125" and 2.250" tube.......$1.90
DXE-ECL-32SS Clamp for 2.375" and 2.500" tube.......$1.90
DXE-ECL-36SS Clamp for 2.625" and 2.750" tube.......$1.90
DXE-ECL-40SS Clamp for 2.875" and 3.000" tube.......$1.90
DXE-ECL-44SS Clamp for 3.25" max tube...................$1.95
ECLS-Series Band Clamps with Stud
The ECLS-Series clamps feature a 3/4" long, 10-24 welded stud for easy connection
of feed wire, baluns, current chokes, etc. to tubular elements. Stainless steel hardware
included. Sold in packs of 2. See Page 40 for complete application list.
Black Vinyl Caps
These black vinyl caps are designed to fit over the end of
tubing or pipe to keep moisture out. Open vertical tubing
serves as a collection point for rain water. By keeping water out
of the tube end, you reduce corrosion and prevent any collected water from
bursting the tubing when it freezes. They are also perfect for sealing off booms
and Yagi antenna elements. Made from a strong UV-rated material, our caps will
withstand the abuse of nature and keep your installation safe and good-looking for years.
DXE-VC-0125
For 1/8" O.D. tube, 20 per pack ..................................................$5.25
DXE-VC-0250
For 1/4" O.D. tube, 20 per pack ..................................................$5.25
DXE-VC-0375
For 3/8" O.D. tube, 20 per pack ..................................................$5.50
DXE-VC-0500
For 1/2" O.D. tube, 20 per pack ..................................................$5.75
DXE-VC-0612
For SO-239, 20 per pack ............................................................$5.75
DXE-VC-0625
For 5/8" O.D. tube, 20 per pack ..................................................$6.00
DXE-VPC-0677
For PL-259, 20 per pack.............................................................$6.50
DXE-VC-0750
For 3/4" O.D. tube, 10 per pack ..................................................$5.25
DXE-VC-0875
For 7/8" O.D. tube, 10 per pack ..................................................$5.50
DXE-VC-1000
For 1" O.D. tube, 10 per pack .....................................................$5.75
DXE-VC-1125
For 1 1/8" O.D. tube, 10 per pack ...............................................$6.25
DXE-VC-1250
For 1 1/4" O.D. tube, 10 per pack ...............................................$6.50
DXE-VC-1312
For 1 5/16" O.D. tube, 10 per pack. ............................................$6.75
DXE-VC-1375
For 1 3/8" O.D. tube, 8 per pack .................................................$6.25
DXE-VC-1500
For 1 1/2" O.D. tube, 6 per pack .................................................$6.50
DXE-VC-1625
For 1 5/8" O.D. tube, 4 per pack .................................................$5.00
DXE-VC-1750
For 1 3/4" O.D. tube, 4 per pack .................................................$5.50
DXE-VC-1875
For 1 7/8" O.D. tube, 4 per pack .................................................$5.75
DXE-VC-2000
For 2" O.D. tube, 2 per pack........................................................$4.50
DXE-VC-2125
For 2 1/8" O.D. tube, 2 per pack .................................................$4.75
DXE-VC-2250
For 2 1/4" O.D. tube, 2 per pack .................................................$4.88
DXE-VC-2375
For 2 3/8" O.D. tube, 2 per pack .................................................$5.00
DXE-VC-2500
For 2 1/2" O.D. tube, 2 per pack .................................................$5.25
DXE-VC-2750
For 2 3/4" O.D. tube, 2 per pack .................................................$5.50
DXE-VC-3000
For 3" O.D. tube, 2 per pack........................................................$5.75
Deburring Tools
Adjustable Length Deburring Tool
Adjustable length (1/2 to 5 inches) blade holder allows access to burrs deep inside tubing
or other hard-to-reach places.The blade can be inserted at 90° for deburring cross holes.
One blade for aluminum and steel and one for cast iron and brass included.
DXE-22600
Deburring Tool.......................................................................$13.95
DXE-22110
Replacement Blades for aluminum/steel, pack of 10..............$7.99
Slim Grip Deburring Tool
This tool allows quick and easy removal of burrs left on cut or slit aluminum tubing.
The slim-grip design allows deburring of aluminum or steel in hard-to-reach locations.
DXE-22166
Slim-Grip Deburring Tool ........................................................$6.50
DXE-22110
Replacement Blades, pack of 10 .............................................$7.99
Phone: 800.777.0703 • International: 330.572.3200 • Fax: 330.572.3279 • DoD CAGE Code: 3M3H7
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Highest Quality—Lasting Performance!
Our Resin Support Blocks are useful for securely mounting tubing to any flat surface
while providing electrical insulation.
Whether you are building a Yagi from scratch, refurbishing a well-used “old friend”,
or experimenting with a new antenna project, DX Engineering can supply the best hardware for your application. You can find useful tips and complete dimensions for each
clamp and bracket type at www.DXEngineering.com.
DX Engineering U-Bolt Saddle Clamps
Our U-Bolt Saddle Clamps are ideal for use with round tubing. Unlike common hardware store clamps that
are sized to fit pipe, our clamps are designed and sized to fit tubing.
The U-Bolt Saddle Clamps come with high strength, 18-8 grade stainless steel U-bolts that are long enough
to attach tubing or components to thick mounting plates. The U-bolts are available in 1/4 inch, 5/16 inch
and 3/8 inch as listed. Note that the 2 inch, 2.5 inch and 3 inch clamps are available with either 5/16 inch
or 3/8 inch U-bolts.
The U-Bolt Saddle Clamp saddles are cast from high strength 535 aluminum, which has superior
anti-corrosion properties. Unlike stamped or machined types, the saddles’ rippled surface grips tubing
closely for a secure fit.
The U-Bolt Saddle Clamps are designed for use with mounting plates, which are available separately.
The clamps are sold only as a set with aluminum saddle, stainless steel U-bolts, nuts, flat washers and
lock washers.
The use of a lubricant and sealant, such as Never-Seez, is highly recommended to achieve proper torque
and prevent galling.
DX Engineering sells replacement U-bolts with hardware kits.
Nominal
DXE Part
D
L
C
I
T
Suggested W
H
t
Size
Number
Hole Size
0.50
DXE-SAD-050A 0.50 1.35 0.75 0.87 1/4-20 0.266 "H" 0.90
0.188
0.63
0.75
DXE-SAD-075A 0.75 1.81 1.00 0.87 1/4-20 0.266 "H" 1.13
0.188
0.75
1.00
DXE-SAD-100A 1.00 2.06 1.25 0.87 1/4-20 0.266 "H" 1.50
0.250
1.00
1.25
DXE-SAD-125A 1.25 2.37 1.50 0.87 1/4-20 0.266 "H" 1.75
0.250
1.00
1.50
DXE-SAD-150A 1.50 2.62 1.75 0.87 1/4-20 0.266 "H" 2.00
0.250
1.00
1.75
DXE-SAD-175A 1.75 3.00 2.00 1.00 1/4-20 0.266 "H" 2.31
0.250
1.00
2.00
DXE-SAD-200A 2.00 3.43 2.31 1.12 5/16-18 0.332 "Q" 2.62
0.375
1.00
2.00
DXE-SAD-200B 2.00 4.00 2.37 1.50 3/8-16 0.397 "X" 2.62
0.375
1.00
2.50
DXE-SAD-250A 2.50 4.18 2.81 1.25 5/16-18 0.332 "Q" 3.13
0.375
1.13
2.50
DXE-SAD-250B 2.50 4.75 2.87 1.75 3/8-16 0.397 "X" 3.13
0.375
1.13
3.00
DXE-SAD-300A 3.00 4.68 3.31 1.25 5/16-18 0.332 "Q" 3.62
0.375
1.25
3.00
DXE-SAD-300B 3.00 5.25 3.37 1.75 3/8-16 0.397 "X" 3.62
0.375
1.25
4.00
DXE-SAD-400A 4.05 5.56 4.43 1.50 3/8-18 0.397 "X" 4.80
0.438
1.50
4.50
DXE-SAD-450A 4.55 6.06 4.93 1.50 3/8-16 0.397 "X" 5.30
0.438
1.50
Saddle clamps must be used on a flat surface or customer supplied
backing plate. Personal injury and property damage can occur without
proper installation. Always use a lubricant such as Never-Seez or
Anti-Seize to prevent the stainless steel hardware from seizing.
Incorrect
Price
Each
$4.95
$5.35
$5.70
$6.55
$7.40
$8.55
$9.75
$10.95
$11.75
$13.25
$13.30
$14.90
$34.40
$39.90
Correct
Antenna Components
DX Engineering is famous for its Saddle Clamps—the ones with stainless steel U-bolts
or V-bolts and matching cast aluminum saddles. The U-bolts are the exact size for
inch-sized tubing O.D.; the saddles feature an as-cast roughness that keeps the tube
from sliding.
Our Super Duty Saddle Clamps are designed for applications where maximum torque is
needed to control large or unbalanced antenna arrays, or for other applications where
other torque control products have proven inadequate.
DX Engineering Clamps Have 100s of Uses!—DXE Engineering
U-Bolt, V-Bolt, and Band Clamps are very versatile. For example,
we’ve seen the ECLS Studded Band Clamps used to fasten
merchandise display signs to upright tubing. Have you used
DX Engineering clamps for other, non-antenna projects?
We’d love to know about it—drop us a note and send pictures
if you have them!
Suggested Hole Size: 0.266" is letter "H" drill bit, 0.332" is letter "Q" drill bit, and 0.397" is letter "X" drill bit. All U-Bolts are formed from premium 18-8 stainless steel. All Saddles are cast 535
aluminum. All Saddle Clamp Sets are supplied with 18-8 stainless steel nuts and lock washers. Dimensions shown are in inches. Note: These are NOT Automotive Muffler Clamps.
DX Engineering V-Bolt Saddle Clamps
Our V-Bolt Saddle Clamps are sized to fit ranges of tubing. The V-bolts are long enough
to attach tubing or components to thick plates and are highly corrosion-resistant.
The V-Bolt Saddle Clamps are intended for use with a backing plate or mounting plate to
retain the bolt spacing. The saddles’ rippled surface will clamp tubing securely to a flat surface.
Features
• 18-8 stainless steel V-bolts with nuts, flat washers and lock washers
• Cast aluminum saddles with rippled surface
• Available in a number of size ranges
Tubing Recommendations
DXE-CAVS-1P: fits 1/2 inch to 1 3/4 inch O.D. tubing, 1/4-20 bolt
DXE-CAVS-11P: fits 1/2 inch to 1 3/4 inch O.D. tubing, 5/16-18 bolt
DXE-CAVS-2P: fits 1 inch to 2 inch O.D. tubing, 5/16-18 bolt
DXE-CAVS-3P: fits 2 inch to 3 inch O.D. tubing, 3/8-16 bolt
The clamps are sold only as a set with aluminum saddle, stainless steel V-bolts, nuts, flat washers
and lock washers. The use of a lubricant and sealant, such as Never-Seez, is highly recommended to
achieve proper torque and prevent galling.
For high torque load applications where the tubing is subjected to twisting motion, we recommend
using our U-Bolt Saddle Clamps.
Saddle clamps must be used on a flat surface or customer supplied
backing plate. Personal injury and property damage can occur without
proper installation. Always use a lubricant such as Never-Seez or
Anti-Seize to prevent the stainless steel hardware from seizing.
Incorrect
Correct
See DXE-SSVC Stainless V-Clamps on
page 36 for additional applications.
Nominal
DXE
D
L
C
I
T
Suggested W
H
t
Price
Size
Part Number
Hole Size
Each
0.50 to 1.75 DXE-CAVS-1P 1.75 3.438 1.968 2.313 1/4-20 0.266 "H" 2.313 0.250 1 $9.95
0.50 to 1.75 DXE-CAVS-11P 1.75 3.438 2.063 2.313 5/16-18 0.332 "Q" 2.313 0.250 1 $10.45
1 to 2
DXE-CAVS-2P 2.00 3.438 2.313 2.000 5/16-18 0.332 "Q" 2.835 0.375 1 $11.95
2 to 3
DXE-CAVS-3P 3.13 4.610 3.500 1.750 3/8-16 0.397 "X" 4.250 0.500 2 $14.95
All dimensions are in inches. Note: DXE-CAVS-1/11/2P saddle material is cast 535 aluminum, DXE-CAVS-3P saddle
material is cast 319 aluminum. Suggested Hole Size: 0.266" is letter "H" drill bit, 0.332" is letter "Q" drill bit, and 0.397"
is letter "X" drill bit. Note: These are NOT Automotive Muffler Clamps.
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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DX Engineering
Resin Support Block Clamps
D
Antenna Components
Plate
W
L
DX Engineering
Super Duty
Saddle Clamps
Saddle
C
H
Our Super Duty Saddle Clamps
are designed for applications where maximum clamping ability is needed.Super Duty
Saddle Clamp Kits are constructed of two corrosion-resistant A356-T6 cast aluminum
saddles with a cast stainless steel reinforcement plate. These clamps are the correct size
to fit tubing closely and their rippled surface will grip the aluminum tubing for a secure fit
that resists the ravages of weather.
Due to the wide variety of clamping applications where a Super Duty Saddle Clamp would
be beneficial, we do not include mounting hardware, but we do offer armor-coated bolt
sets separately. Super Duty Saddle Clamps are made to fit 3 sizes of tubing: 2 inch O.D.,
2.5 inch O.D. and 3 inch O.D.
The use of a lubricant and sealant, such as Never-Seez, is highly recommended to
achieve proper torque and prevent galling.
Our Resin Support Block Clamps are ideal for securing
mounting brackets or plates to tubing, while also
providing electrical insulation. That makes the
clamps a good choice for electronic components.
The clamps are sturdy and provide a strong,
well-insulated mounting that is easy to construct.
They are available in many sizes for most any
project you might have—see chart below.
The Resin Support Block is shown with an optional
DXE-RSB-I11250
stainless steel reinforcement plate. These plates provide
additional stiffness and can also be used as sturdy hole-drilling templates.
W
d
Plate
t
Clamps
Part Number
Tube O.D.
DXE-SDS-200P 2
DXE-SDS-250P 2 1/2
DXE-SDS-300P 3
L
3.640
4.150
4.650
Dimensions in Inches
W
D
H
2.000
2.400
2.000
2.250
2.900
2.500
2.500
3.400
3.000
C
1.570
1.820
2.060
Price
Each
$32.00
$39.00
$49.00
Bolt and Nut Sets
Armor-Coated Bolt Sets are available in 5 different bolt lengths (4.5 inch, 5 inch, 5.5 inch,
6 inch and 6.5 inch). They include Grade 8 hex head bolts (2), split washers (2), flat washers (2) and nuts (2).
DXE-SDSBOLT-4.5
4.5" Bolts....................................................................set $5.25
DXE-SDSBOLT-5
5.0" Bolts....................................................................set $5.50
DXE-SDSBOLT-5.5
5.5" Bolts....................................................................set $5.75
DXE-SDSBOLT-6
6.0" Bolts....................................................................set $6.00
DXE-SDSBOLT-6.5
6.5" Bolts....................................................................set $6.25
DX Engineering Stainless Steel V-Clamps
Our stainless steel V-clamps are ideal for mounting accessories
to steel pipe. The V-saddle has serrations that bite into the tube
or pipe surface, providing a strong, secure hold. For this reason,
these clamps are not recommended for aluminum tubing or pipe.
The bolts supplied are long enough to attach tubing to thick plates
and have anti-corrosive properties for long life. Some clamps are
available with a tab and 1/4" hardware for adding grounding wires.
DXE-SSVC-1PG
Stainless Steel V-Clamp with ground lug
for 1/2" to 3/4" O.D. pipe ............................................................$7.95
DXE-SSVC-150P
Stainless Steel V-Clamp for 1" to 1 1/2" pipe .............................$9.95
DXE-SSVC-150PG Stainless Steel V-Clamp with ground lug,
for 1" to 1 1/2" pipe...................................................................$10.95
DXE-SSVC-2P
Stainless Steel V-Clamp for 1" to 2" pipe..................................$11.95
DXE-SSVC-3P
Stainless Steel V-Clamp for 2" to 3" pipe..................................$14.95
ECLS-Series Band Clamps with Stud
The ECLS-Series clamps are marine grade stainless steel with a
10-24 stud welded to the band. They are ideal for mechanical
fastening to round or odd-shaped members. The clamps can be used
for electrical connections (including grounding) or for mechanical
assembly of components, attachment of signs, etc. Threaded
hardware included. Sold in packs of two.
Band Clamps with Stud
Pack of 2 Band Clamps with Stud
Pack of 2
DXE-ECLS-050 0.500" O.D. tube......$9.99 DXE-ECLS-175 1.750" O.D. tube...$11.49
DXE-ECLS-062 0.625" O.D. tube......$9.99 DXE-ECLS-200 2.000" O.D. tube...$11.49
DXE-ECLS-075 0.750" O.D. tube......$9.99 DXE-ECLS-225 2.250" O.D. tube...$11.49
DXE-ECLS-087 0.875" O.D. tube ...$10.99 DXE-ECLS-250 2.500" O.D. tube...$11.99
DXE-ECLS-100 1.000" O.D. tube ...$10.99 DXE-ECLS-275 2.750" O.D. tube...$11.99
DXE-ECLS-1125 1.125" O.D. tube ...$10.99 DXE-ECLS-300 3.000" O.D. tube...$11.99
DXE-ECLS-125 1.250" O.D. tube ...$11.49 DXE-ECLS-325 3.250" O.D. tube...$11.99
DXE-ECLS-150 1.500" O.D. tube ...$11.49
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D
T
L
Support Block
Part Number
Tube O.D.
DXE-RSB-I02500 1/4
DXE-RSB-I03125 5/16
DXE-RSB-I03750 3/8
DXE-RSB-I05000 1/2
DXE-RSB-I06250 5/8
DXE-RSB-I03400 3/4
DXE-RSB-I10000 1
DXE-RSB-I11250 1 1/8
DXE-RSB-I12500 1 1/4
DXE-RSB-I11500 1 1/2
DXE-RSB-I11340 1 3/4
DXE-RSB-I20000 2
DXE-RSB-I22500 2 1/4
Reinforcement Plates
Part Number
d
DXE-RSB-DP-1
0.275
DXE-RSB-DP-2
0.275
DXE-RSB-DP-3
0.275
DXE-RSB-DP-4
0.275
DXE-RSB-DP-5
0.275
DXE-RSB-DP-6
0.275
Cushioned
P-Clamps
Dimensions in Inches
D
H
T
L
1/4
1.050 1.185 1.350
5/16 1.050 1.185 1.350
3/8
1.050 1.185 1.350
1/2
1.290 1.192 1.595
5/8
1.290 1.192 1.595
3/4
1.394 1.186 1.910
1
1.394 1.186 1.910
1 1/8 1.665 1.189 2.258
1 1/4 2.292 1.182 2.760
1 1/2 2.292 1.182 2.760
1 3/4 2.674 1.184 3.394
2
2.678 1.184 3.394
2 1/4 2.904 1.184 3.394
W
0.784
0.784
0.784
1.024
1.024
1.301
1.301
1.575
2.050
2.050
2.600
2.600
2.600
Reinforcement Price
Plate Required Each
DXE-RSB-DP-1 $2.65
DXE-RSB-DP-1 $2.65
DXE-RSB-DP-1 $2.65
DXE-RSB-DP-2 $2.90
DXE-RSB-DP-2 $2.90
DXE-RSB-DP-3 $3.05
DXE-RSB-DP-3 $3.05
DXE-RSB-DP-4 $4.70
DXE-RSB-DP-5 $4.70
DXE-RSB-DP-5 $4.70
DXE-RSB-DP-6 $7.15
DXE-RSB-DP-6 $7.15
DXE-RSB-DP-6 $7.95
Dimensions in Inches
t
0.119
0.119
0.119
0.119
0.119
0.119
W
0.784
1.024
1.301
1.575
2.050
2.600
Price
Each
$3.20
$3.55
$3.95
$4.25
$4.90
$5.65
DXE-CPC-250
DXE-CPC-375
DX Engineering P-Clamps are ideal for providing strain relief of coaxial cable connections.
The rubber insert grips the cable jacket securely without nicking or cutting the jacket,
preventing water entry.
DXE-CPC-250 Cushioned P-Clamp for RG-8X, RG-6, RG-59 cable, pack of 10.........$14.95
DXE-CPC-375 Cushioned P-Clamp for RG-213, RG-8, RG-11 cable, pack of 10.......$14.95
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Insulated Boom-to-Element Brackets
DXE-BEB-1HWK-2
DXE-BEB-1
The DXE-BEB-1 is used to replace KLM or equivalent
boom-to-element brackets or for any other application
where insulated elements are desired. This patented
DX Engineering bracket is made from a much stronger
material and has a vastly improved design. It is 5 times as strong as the original
brackets and allows use of up to 1.25 inch O.D. element tubing. Use the DXE-ELA-1-2
Element Adaptors to use a 1 inch diameter element with the DXE-BEB-1.
The DXE-BEB-1 is designed to use DX Engineering's Gorilla Grip™ stainless steel boom
clamps that will end all of your concerns about elements rotating on the boom.
DX Engineering offers two hardware kits. The standard kit is a direct KLM hardware
replacement with #10 fasteners for the elements. It includes Gorilla Grip™ stainless steel
boom clamps, stainless steel bolts with nuts and washers to attach clamps to the
DXE-BEB-1 element bracket, and stainless steel bolts with nuts and washers to attach
elements or adapters to the element brackets. Nuts have nylon inserts and are
vibration-resistant. The heavy duty kit uses 1/4 inch bolts and hardware, so it is not a
direct replacement for KLM brackets, but is similar in all other respects to the standard
hardware kit.
These boom-to-element brackets are made for 3 inch O.D. booms only.
For 2 inch booms, please use DXE-BEB-2.
DXE-BEB-1
Insulated Boom-to-Element Bracket, 3" boom....................$44.95
DXE-BEB-1HWK
KLM Direct Replacement Hardware Kit...............................$25.95
DXE-BEB-1HWK-2
Hardware Kit with 1/4" Bolts ...............................................$25.95
DXE-ELA-1-2
Element Adaptors, 1.25" to 1", for DXE-BEB-1......................$9.95
DXE-BEB-2
The DXE-BEB-2 is made from an
extremely strong polymer that is also
highly UV-resistant. When bolted to your
2 inch boom with our hardware kit, it will
easily support a split 20 meter element
without a fiberglass centerpiece. It is a
convenient, low cost method for the
insulated attachment of elements when
DXE-BEB-2
building Yagi, LPDA or other antennas
on 2 inch booms.
It accepts up to a 7/8 inch element, which is suitable for antennas built for 6 meters up
thru 20 meters with reasonable wind survivability. For larger antennas, please use our
DXE-BEB-1 Boom-to-Element Bracket.
The DXE-BEB-2 comes in 2 pieces and bolts together with a DXE-BEB-2HWK Stainless
Steel Hardware Clamp Kit that also holds it securely to the boom. The hardware kit
includes four stainless steel bolts, washers and lock nuts that securely clamp the
element halves together, and a Gorilla Grip™ stainless steel boom clamp with the
stainless steel bolts, nuts and washers that attach it to the element bracket. Nuts are
vibration-resistant with nylon inserts. DXE-BEB-2HWK Hardware Kit for the DXE-BEB-2
Bracket is sold separately. Larger antennas that experience high winds will require the
boom clamp to be pinned to the boom.
DXE-BEB-2
Insulated Boom-to-Element Bracket, 2" boom ..........................$16.95
DXE-BEB-2HWK
Hardware Kit for DXE-BEB-2 .....................................................$13.95
DXE-BEB-3
Great for 6m Yagi antennas! The DXE-BEB-3 Insulated
Boom-to-Element Bracket is the convenient, low cost
way to mount elements to smaller (1 inch to 1 3/4 inch)
booms. The bracket accepts elements up to 3/4 inches.
DXE-BEB-3
Use the DXE-SEI-1 Split Element Insulator for 3/4 inch
O.D. aluminum tube used for the driven element. The
insulator allows the element to be securely clamped
without crushing the tube.
DXE-SEI-1
DXE-BEB-3
Insulated Boom-to-Element Bracket,
1" to 1.75" boom ..........................................................................$4.49
DXE-SEI-1
Split Element Insulator.................................................................$6.49
Boom-to-Element Plates
Boom-to-element plates are similar in
function to insulated boom-to-element
brackets in that they each attach the
elements to the boom. The primary
DXE-BEP-4B
advantage of plates over brackets is that it is
a simple mechanical arrangement. The main disadvantage is that the plate does not
insulate the element from the boom, which means that the element dimensions that you
bring from your antenna design program (YO, AO, EZNEC and others) will be incorrect
unless you make some length adjustment for the width of the plate and boom.
DXE-BEP-4B
Fabricated from alloy 6061-T6 aluminum, the DXE-BEP-4B is primarily for the smaller
6 meter, 10-12 meter and 17-15 meter beam. This plate can also be used to mount
smaller VHF/UHF antennas to a mast using appropriate clamps. The dimensions of
the DXE-BEP-4B are 8 inch x 3.5 inch x 0.25 inch. This plate comes pre-drilled for
DX Engineering Saddle Clamps.
• For mounting a 2 inch boom use (2) DXE-SAD-200A Clamps
• For mounting a 1 1/2 inch boom use (2) DXE-SAD-150A Clamps
• For mounting a 1 1/4 inch grounded element use (2) DXE-SAD-125A Clamps
• For mounting a 1 inch grounded element use (2) DXE-SAD-100 Clamps
• For mounting a 3/4 inch grounded element use (2) DXE-SAD-075 Clamps
Antenna Components
DX Engineering offers insulated boom-to-element
brackets to fit 1.75 inch, 2 inch and 3 inch
booms. The non-metallic brackets
electrically insulate the elements from
the boom, which virtually nullifies the
shortening effect that the boom and the
normal metallic boom-to-element plates
have on element length. This means the
element lengths determined through the use of
commonly available antenna design programs like YO,
EZNEC and others will correspond more closely to the
actual lengths needed. In most cases, the cost of the
boom-to-element brackets will be less than using a
metallic plate and the necessary saddle clamps.
DXE-BEB-1
DXE-BEP-5B
Fabricated from alloy 6061-T6 aluminum, the DXE-BEP-5B is for the larger 17-15 meter and
20 meter beams. This plate can also be used to mount smaller VHF/UHF antennas to a mast
using appropriate clamps. The dimensions of the DXE-BEP-5B are 8 inch x 3.5 inch x 0.25
inch. The plate comes pre-drilled for DX Engineering saddle clamps.
• For mounting a 3 inch boom use (2) DXE-SAD-300A Clamps
• For mounting a 2 inch boom use (2) DXE-SAD-200A Clamps
• For mounting a 1 1/2 inch grounded element use (2) DXE-SAD-150A Clamps
• For mounting a 1 1/4 inch grounded element use (2) DXE-SAD-125A Clamps
• For mounting a 1 inch grounded element use (2) DXE-SAD-100 Clamps
DXE-BEP-4B
Boom-to-Element Plate, 1.5" or 2" booms................................$19.45
DXE-BEP-5B
Boom-to-Element Plate, 2" or 3" booms...................................$20.45
Multi-Purpose Mounting Plates
DXE-UMP-1
These universal mounting plates can be used for
many applications. They are available in aluminum
or non-conductive black polymer and come blank
or pre-drilled to accept our standard DXE-CAVS-1P
V-Saddle Clamps, which can accommodate tubing
or pipe from 1/2 inch to 1 3/4 inch O.D.
If you are looking for larger sizes, one of our
DXE-UMP-2
Boom-to-Mast Plates may work. They are available
for 1 3/4 inch, 2 inch, and 3 inch O.D. tubing or
pipe. Visit www.DXEngineering.com for the clamps
recommended for use with each specific plate.
DXE-UMP-1
Universal Mounting Plate for 1 3/4" Saddle Clamp .......................$15.00
DXE-UMP-2
Universal Mounting Plate for 2" Saddle Clamp .............................$15.00
DXE-MMP-P1 Non-Conductive Polymer Plate with pre-drilled mounting holes,
1/4" x 3 1/2" x 8" ............................................................................. $8.00
DXE-MMP-P2 Non-Conductive Blank Polymer Plate, 1/4" x 7 1/2" x 11 1/2".........$7.50
DXE-MMP-P3 Non-Conductive Blank Polymer Plate, 1/4" x 7 1/2" x 16" ...............$9.90
Boom Support Systems
As antennas become larger, booms
become longer, or the wind speed
becomes higher, our 3 inch Boom
Support Systems will keep the boom
straight. Your antenna will look better,
perform better, and survive storms.
Many of the individual pieces in these
systems are available separately so
you can design and build your own
support systems.
2 Inch Boom Support Components
DXE-ATBB-2
2" Boom Bracket ............................................................................ $10.75
DXE-TCS-1
Truss Bracket................................................................................. $23.50
3 Inch Dual Boom Support System and Components
DXE-BSS-DUAL 3" Dual Boom Support System....................................................$379.50
DXE-ATBB-3
3" Boom Bracket ............................................................................ $12.75
DXE-TCS-1
Truss Bracket................................................................................. $23.50
See DXEngineering.com for more details!
Mail: P.O. Box 1491, Akron, OH 44309 • E-Mail: [email protected] • Web: DXEngineering.com
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Boom-to-Mast Plates
Antenna Components
These are the plates that attach the boom of your antenna to the mast of the tower.
As a general rule, the bigger the antenna, the bigger the boom-to-mast plate needs
to be in order to keep the antenna stable in the wind. Select the correct size for
your application.
DXE-BMP-1 18 Inch x 30 Inch Boom-to-Mast Plate
If your antenna is more than
40 feet long you need this plate
DXE-BMP-1
to keep the boom from flexing
in the middle, even if you have
a boom truss and ensure the
integrity of the boom-to-mast
connection necessary in a
large antenna installation.
The DXE-BMP-1 is fabricated
from 1/4 inch thick 6061T651 aluminum. It measures
18 inches tall by 30 inches
wide and will accept a 3
inch boom. The plate allows
you to mount the antenna
directly to the side of a Rohn 55 tower or to a 3 inch mast. The plate comes pre-drilled for
DX Engineering Saddle Clamps—follow these recommendations:
• For mounting antenna to Rohn 55 use (6) DXE-SAD-150A Clamps
• For mounting antenna to a 3 inch mast use (5) DXE-SAD-300A Clamps
• For mounting a 3 inch boom use (10) DXE-SAD-300A Clamps
Using a large number of boom clamps will provide great clamping power without
crushing the boom in the process.
DXE-BMP-1
Boom-to-Mast Plate ...................................................................... $74.50
DXE-BMP-2B 8 Inch x 10 Inch
Boom-to-Mast Plate
This Boom-to-Mast Plate is fabricated from
1/4 inch thick 6061-T651 aluminum. The plate
measures 8 inches by 10 inches, giving the
boom great stability on the mast. The
DXE-BMP-2B comes pre-drilled for our saddle
clamps, and will accommodate 1 1/2 inch,
2 inch, and 3 inch booms and 1 1/2 inch,
2 inch, and 3 inch masts. The plate comes pre-drilled for
DXE-BMP-2B
DX Engineering Saddle Clamps—follow these recommendations:
• For mounting antenna to 1 1/2 inch boom use (2) DXE-SAD-150A Clamps
• For mounting antenna to a 2 inch boom use (2) DXE-SAD-200B Clamps
• For mounting antenna to a 3 inch boom use (2) DXE-SAD-300B Clamps
• For mounting antenna to a 1 1/2 inch mast use (2) DXE-SAD-150A Clamps
• For mounting antenna to a 2 inch mast use (2) DXE-SAD-200B Clamps
• For mounting antenna to a 3 inch mast use (2) DXE-SAD-300B Clamps
DXE-BMP-2B
Boom-to-Mast Plate ...................................................................... $34.75
Hairpin-Style
Driven Element
Matching Kits
Yagi Mechanical® is a tool for anyone who
designs their own antennas or is interested
in modeling an antenna they already own. Electrical design
is first and foremost in crafting a useful antenna, but the
mechanical side of things is also critical. After all, what
good is a great performing antenna if the wind is going
to break the elements when you put it up on a tower?
DX Engineering’s Yagi Mechanical Antenna Design
Software enables you to analyze your designs and
instantly see where a failure could occur. Whether you
use it to find weak points in old designs or to start brand
new designs with robust mechanical properties, Yagi
Mechanical will provide you with the tools you need to test your
elements for wind and ice, to balance weight and torque on the boom,
and determine if the materials you have selected are up to the task.
Call it good planning for the kind of stress your antennas are going to see. Call it smart
design to prevent regular failures and repairs. Call it peace of mind at an affordable price.
We call it Yagi Mechanical!
Yagi Mechanical is a Windows® program, so the graphic user interface
should be very familiar.
®
DXE-SOF-YAGIMECH30 Yagi Mechanical Antenna Design Software ....................$39.95
®
DXE-SOF-YMKEY
Yagi Mechanical Key Code Only .....................................$39.95
®
DXE-SOF-YMDISC
Yagi Mechanical Backup CD only ...................................$20.95
Create and analyze mechanical design parameters.
DXE-HMS-1P
Most Yagi antennas have
a feedpoint impedance of
about 25 Ω.
Obviously, this will not allow
a connection to a 50 Ω
feedline without a serious
mismatch. There are various
ways to match the driven element to the feedline successfully. Gamma, T-Match, and the
Hairpin (aka Beta Match) are favorites.
The Gamma match is an unbalanced system that typically distorts the antenna pattern. The
T-Match is basically two Gamma match systems on either side of the boom, which corrects
the imbalance but is a mechanical nightmare and is difficult to tune correctly.
The DX Engineering Hairpin is balanced and easy to tune. It has the correct electrical and
mechanical design to allow it to be easily installed and tuned in 10 minutes and has enough
capacity for almost any Yagi design.
For use with BEB-2 Insulated Boom-to-Element Brackets
DXE-HMS-1P
2" Boom ....................................................................................$34.95
For use with BEB-3 Insulated Boom-to-Element Brackets and an SEI split element insert
DXE-HMS-2P
1" to 1 3/4" Boom......................................................................$36.95
For use with BEB-1 Insulated Boom-to-Element Brackets
DXE-HMS-4P
3" Boom ....................................................................................$39.95
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Yagi Mechanical®
Antenna Design Software
Create and edit material details and costs.
FREE trial version
at DXEngineering.com!
If you are interested in Yagi Mechanical, you can download a trial version FREE!
The save, print, and update functions are disabled, but the rest of the program is
fully functional, allowing you to try everything before you buy.
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Warranty Statement
You built your antenna with the best, now wear
the best! Our black ball cap features a full-color
DX Engineering logo on the front, and is adjustable
to fit most everyone.
DXE-TMA-10010
Ball Cap with DXE Logo..........$9.95
DX Engineering T-Shirts
The perfect shirt to wear while building your
antenna, DX-ing, or just doing nothing in
particular! The 100% cotton shirts feature a
full-color DX Engineering logo.
Black T-Shirts
DXE-TMA-10016
Large ...................$12.95
DXE-TMA-10017
X-Large ...............$12.95
DXE-TMA-10018
2X-Large .............$15.95
White T-Shirts
DXE-TMA-10019
Large ...................$12.95
DXE-TMA-10020
X-Large ...............$12.95
DXE-TMA-10021
2X-Large .............$15.95
Apparel & Warranty
DX Engineering Ball Cap
All products manufactured by
DX Engineering are warranted to
be free from defects in material
and workmanship for a period
of one (1) year from date of
shipment. DX Engineering’s sole
obligation under these warranties
shall be to issue credit, repair, or
replace any item or part thereof
which is proved to be other than as warranted; no allowance shall be made for any
labor charges of Buyer for replacement of parts, adjustments or repairs, or any other
work, unless such charges are authorized in advance by DX Engineering.
If DX Engineering’s products are claimed to be defective in material or workmanship,
DX Engineering shall, upon prompt notice thereof, issue shipping instructions for return
to DX Engineering (transportation charges prepaid by Buyer).
Every such claim for breach of these warranties shall be deemed to be waived by
Buyer unless made in writing.
The above warranties shall not extend to any products or parts thereof which have
been subjected to any misuse or neglect, damaged by accident, rendered defective
by reason of improper installation, damaged from severe weather including floods, or
abnormal environmental conditions such as prolonged exposure to corrosives or power
surges, or by the performance of repairs or alterations outside of our plant, and shall not
apply to any goods or parts thereof furnished by Buyer or acquired from others at
Buyer’s specifications. In addition, DX Engineering’s warranties do not extend to other
equipment and parts manufactured by others except to the extent of the original
manufacturer’s warranty to DX Engineering. The obligations under the foregoing
warranties are limited to the precise terms thereof. These warranties provide exclusive
remedies, expressly in lieu of all other remedies including claims for special or
consequential damages.
SELLER NEITHER MAKES NOR ASSUMES ANY OTHER WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, WHETHER
EXPRESS, STATUTORY, OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS, AND NO PERSON IS AUTHORIZED TO ASSUME FOR DX ENGINEERING ANY OBLIGATION
OR LIABILITY NOT STRICTLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOREGOING.
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P.O. Box 1491
Akron, OH 44309-1491
HF/VHF Antenna Analyzer
This compact, battery-powered RF impedance
analyzer combines four basic circuits: a 1.8-170
MHz variable frequency oscillator, a frequency
counter, a 50 Ω RF bridge, and an eight-bit
micro-controller. The analyzer makes a wide
variety of useful antenna or impedance
measurements, including coaxial cable loss
and distance to an open or short.
Primarily designed for analyzing 50 Ω antenna
and transmission line systems, the unit also
measures RF impedances between a few ohms
and several hundred ohms. It also functions as a
signal source and frequency counter. The frequency range is 1.8 to
170 MHz in six overlapping bands. Requires 10 “AA” batteries for portable
operation (not included).
MFJ-259B
HF/VHF Antenna Analyzer.......................................$237.50
MFJ-99
Accessory Pack—includes Dip Meter Coil (MFJ-66),
AC adapter (MFJ-1312D),
and carrying pouch (MFJ-29C) ................................$57.95
When You Want The Best!
HF/VHF/UHF Antenna Analyzer
MFJ-29C
MFJ-66
MFJ-731
Accessories
MFJ-1312D AC Adapter................................................................$15.50
MFJ-66
Dip Meter Coil ..........................................................$23.95
MFJ-731
Tunable RFI Filter ......................................................$89.95
MFJ-29C
Carrying Pouch for MFJ-259B..................................$23.95
MFJ-39C
Carrying Pouch for MFJ-269 ....................................$23.95
Interface Cables for MFJ Tuners
MFJ-5114I
Icom Rig Interface Cable for
MFJ-998/929/928/927/925.......................................$18.95
MFJ-5114K Kenwood Rig Interface Cable for
MFJ-998/929/928/927/925.......................................$18.95
MFJ-5114Y Yaesu Rig Interface Cable for
MFJ-998/929/928/927/925.......................................$18.95
MFJ-5114Y3 Yaesu FT1000MP Rig Interface
Cable for MFJ-929/998.............................................$18.95
MFJ-5114Y4 Yaesu FT2000 Rig Interface Cable for 929/998........$18.95
MFJ-5124I
AutoTuner Radio Interface Cable for ICOM ..............$18.95
MFJ-5124K AutoTuner Radio Interface Cable
for Kenwood and compatibles..................................$57.95
MFJ-5124Y AutoTuner Radio Interface Cable
for Yaesu and compatibles .......................................$57.95
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This compact battery-powered RF impedance
analyzer combines six basic circuits: a variable
oscillator, frequency counter, frequency multiplier,
50 Ω RF bridge, a twelve-bit A-D converter,
and microcontroller. This unit performs a wide
variety of useful antenna and RF impedance
measurements, including coaxial cable loss
and electrical distance to an open or short.
Primarily designed for analyzing 50 Ω antenna
and transmission line systems, the unit also
measures RF impedances between a few ohms
and several hundred ohms. An easily accessed,
user-controlled Zo setting in the function menu
allows changing SWR and other SWR functions
(return loss, reflection coefficient, match
efficiency, etc.) to any normalized impedance value between 5 and 600 Ω.
The analyzer also functions as a non-precision signal source and frequency
counter. The operating frequency range extends from 1.8 to 170 MHz in six
overlapping bands, and includes SWR measurements on 415-470 MHz.
Requires 10 “AA” batteries for portable operation (not included).
MFJ-269
HF/VHF/UHF Antenna Analyzer ................................$329.00
MFJ-98
Accessory Pack—includes Dip Meter Coil (MFJ-66),
AC adapter (MFJ1312D),
and carrying pouch (MFJ-39C) ................................$57.95
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