VERTICAL BAZOOKA quarter wave antenna is an extremely broad banded Half Wave Antenna which can operate efficiently across an entire Ham band with little change to the SWR. The VERTICAL BAZOOKA BAZOOKA antenna design was first conceived as a radar antenna in the early 1940's for use by the U.S. Government. It was modified for amateur radio use in the 1950's.
Antenna construction centers around 50 Ohm coax
The coax elements are sealed in this molding, which exhibits high adhesion to the PVC jacket.
This unique design eliminates the need for antenna matching baluns and can be fed directly with 50 Ohm coax. The VERTICAL BAZOOKA BAZOOKA is 98% efficient and typically provides S.W.R. readings of less than 2:1 over the entire amateur band.
The Vertical Bazooka can be installed along the side
of a tree or a wooden support pole. The antenna will have a vertical radiation component. The feed point of the antenna must
be mounted approximately ground level in reference to the vertical support (tower or tree).
If installing alongside a metal tower or metal pole the Vertical Bazooka antenna should be no closer than 50cm. It is
recommended that an insulated support be secured to the base of the tower or pole.
NOTE: If mounting to a tree or wooden pole the Vertical Bazooka can be close to the vertical support but not touching
with no effect to performance..
Since this antenna has no exposed metal wire static charges can not build up thus reducing noise by 6dB over antennas constructed of exposed wire.Some additional 'quietness' may partially attributed to the vinyl covering on the coax.
Using covered wire on Vertical bazooka antennas helps reduce corona and precipitation static.
Antenna works without a balun is required... easy field trip antenna or base antenna.
-The low SWR comes thru losses in the end stub lenght adjustment and radials.
-This is a single band antenna tuned for the 20 / 40 Metres band.
These antennas are hand made and 100% tested on bench equipment and in the field.
Antennas are tested SWR LOWER THEN 1.5 TO 1 .
Power handeling 1500 watts ssb at 50 ohms
Antenna has waterproof juction box
Heavy duty Marine Stainless fittings used
plastic end insulators
connecton is PL 239
RG58 C/U coax used.