Antron 99 heap of rubbish?

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Antron 99 heap of rubbish?

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I was told by a friend never to buy one coz thier a heap $hit he says they are

Prone to fiberglass cracking
Fiberglass splinters
Sections prone to rattling lose in high winds
Difficult to swr in


Any truth to what he says?
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Well they can be prone to all those issues above, my advice is avoid them and put your money into better options like the Sirio 827 or maybe a Gainmaster I have owned and use both and have to opt for the 827 to be honest.
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Random11 wrote: Prone to fiberglass cracking
Fiberglass splinters
Sections prone to rattling lose in high winds
Difficult to swr in
and those are just the unique features !
the problems are something else
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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yes all the above..
good for fishing.
bought by people who believe they are the dogs danglies.
bought by people thats don't have much of a clue about aerials.
or bought by people who want a simple to install and it works aerial..

most people use GOOGLE and do the A-99 exposed search....
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I've had no issues from two of them, one at ground level, well 5' off the floor short scaffold pole, current one's been on T&K brackets for 3 years or more and still fine, it was easy to install SWR etc, second one does suffer a little noise, but that could be the railway as its on my doorstep only say this as my first one was noise clean.

Would i buy another ermm yes probably, but i fancy a change but not sure what yet. :)

There ok not that bad at all really, half these issues i bet are duff PL259 solder joints, patch lead or main antenna lead, they might not be the best out there, but i think there idiot proof, unless your very unlucky or doing it really wrong with the installation, can't over emphasize the need for sound clean solder joints, and check with a continuity tester ( on most multi meters ) this rules out cable issues that is often so easy to stuff up if your not handy with an iron. :geek:
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Oh christ....fasten yer seatbelts for another antron debate :lol:
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There is no debate as they were one of the most misleading antenna marketing scams bar none on this planet akin to the likes of the humble G5RV in amateur circles! :D
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Irishham1127 wrote:Oh christ....fasten yer seatbelts for another antron debate :lol:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: na not me :lol: ;)
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Shakie Big Stick all the way fer me... I want summat to last an do the business not come apart like a cheap watch.... But i guess fir the price the 99 isnt that bad...
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I wouldn't say the A99 is rubbish, but it certianly isn't anything special.

As for the gain figure claims...
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as Shippy said ...they are "idiot proof"
which is a good job...because most of the people who bough them as a PREMIUM DX Antenna fit that description
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Thinking of replacing mine with a gain master. Ive had it since the eighties an its served me well. Time for a change though. Id love an original astroplane though....
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Antrons are about there money , when i swaped mine for a 2016 everyone thought ide bought a burner .
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Heap of rubbish,but still plenty full amateur radio op's that use one ;)
Plenty are talking worldwide on 27.555 usb,
Some are too far up their own @rse to admit it,
Many happen to know otherwise dx-ing test free,
Showing a complete lack of respect for the law.

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CB = a yawn heap of rubbish ! Hi
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