Andrew Rushton

I am Andrew GW0UZK. I am pleased and proud to be the new owner of GWhip and promise to maintain the standards I expected as a customer.

All things should be made up to a standard not down to a price.

Mid June will see a new owner of the business. All stock, spares and manufacturing is being transferred in early June over to a long standing customer of G Whip for many years who has a vast experience and knowledge of high quality engineering and manufacturing. G Whip has been transferred to Andrew Rushton GW0UZK who will be the new owner and running the day to day business as from June 12th, but please be patient as he already has orders in and I am still helping build units for him, you can email Andrew for further help and information at mailto:gw0uzk@yahoo.co.uk

Geoff/Janet will support Andrew in all aspects of G Whip and wish him and his Wife well in his new venture.

Andrew will re-introduce the mobiles and base station antennas plus the larger Doublets etc that we just did not have the time to produce, but be patient as he already has lots to do.

Read the full story HERE

Janet and I will finally retire!!…………but I will be refurbishing Bird 43 meters and calibrating the elements. The meters will be totally stripped and powder coated to RAL standard, and also refurbishing the good old Codar AT5 160/80 mtr transmitter units.

Mid June will see the take over of the business from the current owner, all stock, spares and manufacturing should be transferred over to a long standing customer of G Whip for many years who has a vast experience and knowledge of high quality engineering and manufacturing. The new owner will under go extensive hands on training/building and will continue the high quality standard of G Whip. I (Geoff) will finally retire LOL! I did semi retire in 1998 but traveled the World for the next 16 years in USA/Japan/Korea/Malaysia/Vietnam/Indonesia/Thailand/Singapore etc on mega £M Communications business, I retired again in 2014 but due to the demand of G Whips Commercial and Amateur Radio products I continued until 2017, now its time to call it a day after working 18/7 365 days a year which has been a challenge for both my Wife and myself. We wish the new crew all the best.

Make your own single band resonant end fed antenna by just adding approx 1/2 wave length of wire, NO TUNER/MATCHER REQUIRED, no counterpoise, EG: Cut 10 mtrs of wire for 14MHz and trim it by folding it back on itself for perfect resonance.

Moulded UV protected enclosure with stainless steel hardware, ceramic insulator, resin potted Stainless Steel strain reliefs, SO239 socket or BNC socket by request, made with the highest quality components, bargain of a lifetime and just look at that bandwidth!

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1/2 wave matching box:

150 watt version £35 plus £6 UK post

250 watt version £40 plus £6 UK post

400 watt version £50 plus £8 UK post…………….(in stock)

1000 watt version £65 plus £8 UK post (in stock)

All come with thimble/ss wire lock/insulator etc, just add your wire!

Using a manual matcher/tuner will result in the antenna to be matched to other bands as it offers a near resonant match on even harmonics. EG: If a 40 mtr long wire is used (half wave on 80 mtrs) then 80/40/20/10 mtr bands and 60/30/17/12 mtr bands can be used but not guaranteed.

If a 20 mtr long wire is used then coverage will be 40 mtrs (1/2 wave), 20 mtrs (full wave) etc.

150/250/400/1000 watt versions available

HI Geoff, Many thanks, the antenna arrived on Monday. Got it up yesterday, and had a few contacts including HI3 on 40m and 9K2 on 20m. I called CQ on 40 cw this morning and VK3XU, Drew in Melbourne  came back, and we had a solid QSO at 569 – both running  100W.  Looks like you’ve produced another winner Geoff!  Can’t wait for 10m to open! FYI, I run mine as a bottom fed sloper with the top pulled up into trees.  With this aerial, the 40m section needs to be out in the clear otherwise the  tree branches de-tune it.  The single banders are less fussy. Best 73s  –  Colin G3USA

(Note: The 40 mtr section can be adjusted, with just 10 to 25mm it will move the frequency should you have slight off resonance….Geoff G4ICD)

The new 40/20/10 Resonant end fed @ 12 mtrs long has hit MEGA sales, at half the price of the big shops (and better built with Kevlar) this new antenna has produced over 200 sales since January. This is the best engineering you have ever seen!

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The Resonant 421 Tri-Band End Fed: 40/20/11 or 10 Mtrs.

You can download the information/installation sheet below.

G WHIP TRI-END FED ANTENNA

(Also covers 10/18/21/24MHz with a manual tuner/matcher, components may be slightly different from pictures subject to availability)

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Above: UV moulded matching box, SO239 socket, high quality ceramic insulator, ptfe wire wound Ni/Zn core or dual cores, Strong Kevlar MIL spec wire, Waterproof inductor PTFE wire wound, all hardware is stainless steel……………..a fabulous unit, value for money and priced right!

Below: Sweep showing 7/14/27/28MHz

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Test sweeps for 7/14/27/28MHz: These will vary depending on installation but suggested installation is sloping straight line for best VSWR & radiation pattern, no inverted “V”:

7mhz-sweep

Above: 7MHz Sweep

14mhz-sweep

Above: 14MHz Sweep

28mhz-sweep

Above: 27/28MHz Sweep

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421 Triband End Fed launched Jan 2017 which is G Whips 50th year, superb performance. During 12 hours of the  CQWW contest last October (noted as poor HF conditions due to Solar Activity see PW comments) we worked over 125 DXCC Countries with ease. At 12 Mtrs long it will fit in most back yards and is fabulous for Portable use. Comes with FREE carry case as promotional offer, ptfe wire MIL spec wound Ni/Zn core or cores, kevlar lines, end support line and screw in insulator etc etc. available now. Models:  150w/250w/400w………….SO239 socket as standard, BNC/”N” Type special order.


150 watt pep version £75.00 (in stock UK p/p £11)

250 watt pep versions £85.00 (in stock UK p/p £11)

400 watt pep superb unit £95.00 (in stock UK p/p £11.00)

1000 watt pep £135.00.  ( in stock UK p/p £12 ) This unit uses MEGA Ni/Zn cores and PTFE 7 MHz resonator.

P/P is UK special delivery at cost price insured for £500.00

(Also covers 10/18/21/24MHz with a manual tuner/matcher, components may be slightly different from pictures subject to availability of build parts)

Great report! READ IT!.

CLICK HERE

PS: Tracer Li-Poly does have a special certification to use/transport on aircraft.

Certified Safe………….

“All Tracer Lithium-Poly batteries conform to standard UN 38.3 which is the ONLY relevant safety standard for lithium batteries. Our battery packs have been through a rigorous testing procedure by UN certified inspectors. You should NEVER handle a non-certified lithium battery pack.”

Above: The 22 amp and 7 amp units as used in our systems, also 10 watt FT817…de Ed

“I have personally used these units for systems in South Africa/The Gambia and had no problems in shipping the units”….de Ed

CLICK HERE

421 MULTIBAND RESONANT END FED PRICES: Built with MIL Spac Kevlar braided wire.


150 watt pep version £75.00 (in stock UK p/p £11)

250 watt pep versions £85.00 (in stock UK p/p £11)

400 watt pep superb unit £95.00 (in stocks UK p/p £11.00)

1000 watt pep £135.00 (UK p/p £12 ) This unit uses a MEGA core type 43 and HD PTFE 7 MHz resonator.

P/P is UK special delivery at cost price insured for £500.00

More info???

READ HERE

Hi Geoff, As mentioned, I have brought my new G Whip 421 end-fed down to South Africa to accompany my KX3. It’s currently strung up at 2m AGL outside our national park bungalow and I’m working a local contest on 40m. First contact 700km with 5w and no problems. Second contact 500km with 59 report received. It’s a great traveling antenna. Best 73 Nigel ZS2/GJ7LJJ

This is a superb made unit and works very well on 10/20/40 Mtrs at just 12 mtrs long, during tests we worked 125 DXCC Countries in 12 hours under poor HF conditions. In 4 weeks since its’ release we have sent out over 100 units and the reports have been fantastic. Check the info and prices page for pricing and stock situation….Ed

 

(Edited due to private matters)

Hi Geoff,  Was feeling down today and through the door comes ’XMAS’ again , a new toy to enthuse me to resume hamming and aim for 126 countries lol ,only kidding.
It’s a lovely unit particularly the presentation box with the high quality units ‘brand name“50 years of G-Whip” label ,makes me feel nostalgic and highly appreciative of you still acknowledging those times. So lucky that you took it on and made such a success of it, guess its classed as a ‘Brand name ‘ nowadays.
Thank you Geoff once again , my kind regards to your wife from us both and I will keep you posted on the antennae installation when I get my Great Great grandson to climb the ladder to the roof apex, he is 7 months old and full of beans unlike me Hi!

Cheers….Frank GW3DZJ “The G Whip Man” 1967 > 2017
Do I have to put it back in the box EVERY NIGHT ? lol

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10/20/40 mtrs just 12 mtrs long worked 125 DXCC Countries in 12 hours of operating!