The antenna is lightweight and goes together fast and easy and has a telescopic design. Unlike the old days where each section had to be assembled one section at a time' this one just slides out too length and then you just have to install the set screws' weather seals and the radial rods. although its a large 17 foot antenna I installed it by myself due to its light weight. It works great as I have already had several conversations more than 30 miles away with a barefoot 18 watt Galaxy base station and a D104 handheld mic. I love it and I'm considering another one for another location. It shipped fast and the price was very reasonable. Probably the best big stick antenna that I've ever owned and the SWRs were perfect 1/1 right out of the box with no adjustments.
Was really impressed with how easy it went together, I set the initial antenna length according to the table and never had to adjust it. My SWRs across the board are 1:1. great price fast shipping quality Italian made product.
Fairly easy to install on a telescoping mast. Instructions were somewhat lacking but if you are a radio operater use to antenna installation not too bad. I installed mine in about an hour on a 30 ft mast and when tested had a 1.5:1 SWR ratio right out of the box with no antenna tuner.
Nothing but praise for this antenna, perfect SWR across the whole frequency range. Easily assembled and easy to install. Light weight and the effectiveness of aluminum over fiberglass in my opinion is the reason it responds as well as it does. It only handles 250W max so don't overpower it and I believe you'll be amazed at how well it works!!
I installed this antenna assembly on a 20 foot radio shack pole with radio shack brackets secured to the side of my 1.5 story house. I grounded the mount with an8' ground rod. The antenna is hooked up to a Cobra 29LTD mobile CB Radio set-up as a base station with an inverter in my house. The 29LTD has not been modified and the antenna was not adjusted after installation; the SWR checks @ 1-1.5. From Centerville Texas, I have had clear conversations with CBs in Elkhart Texas; a town 50 miles away. I am receiving broadcasts from Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. The antenna has only been up for a few weeks but has already survived 2 radical Texas thunderstorms with high winds. I am thrilled with this purchase and would definitely recommend.