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  • Freq. coverage: 80 - 6 meters
  • Gain: As much as 10 dBd*
  • Radiator length: Horiz. = 132' + Vertical = 22'
  • Polarization: Both vertical and horizontal components
  • Feed line: 50 ohm Coaxial cable
  • Tuner needed: Yes
  • Power Rating: 1500 Watts (HF)**
  • Power Rating: 200 Watts (6 meters)
  • Recommended Height: > 35' - Usable at 30'
  • Radials? Not required
  • Outstanding on all bands covered
  • Great WARC band performance
  • An antenna that does it all
  • Easily beats G5RV, dipoles, trap antennas
  • Special Matching Transformer
  • Enhanced, low angle, Vertical Radiator
  • High efficiency - no ground losses Ground independent - radials not needed
  • The secret is the inverted VERTICAL RADIATOR
  • Matching Unit enhances vertical radiation
  • Automatic tuners in most current rigs will tune this antenna.
  • Chosen by 'Big Gun' DX'ers and DX'peditions.
* Based on user reports, field evaluations, and product reviews. Gain is due primarily to the low angle radiation pattern.
** CW/SSB duty-cycles only. This antenna is not rated for AM, RTTY and other high duty-cycle modes.

* Important: Not rated for AM, RTTY or other high duty-cycle modes. Power rating is for normal SSB and CW duty-cycles only.
Exception: At 100 watts transceiver output levels, this antenna may be used on PSK-31 and similar modes.

The CAROLINA WINDOM® has been the performance choice of 'Big Gun' DX'ers and DX'peditions. Since 1992, you heard the CAROLINA WINDOM from Navassa and Albania among several other DX'peditions.

Why not take advantage of their big signal secret with the CAROLINA WINDOM®?

This antenna can give you an S-unit or two advantage. You can't buy so much added performance for so little money anywhere else!

The CAROLINA WINDOM® was the first antenna to take advantage of 'VERT™' (Vertically Enhanced Radiation Technique).

VERT™ (Vertically Enhanced Radiation Technique) is a radiating feed line technique that produces a controlled, low angle vertical radiation pattern. The effect is absent from most ordinary antennas. Field tests, user reports and seven product reviews confirm that the CAROLINA WINDOM® will give you a remarkable performance advantage. The off-center fed CAROLINA WINDOM® provides unusually good performance on all bands covered, including the WARC bands. It's an ideal antenna for those of you who do not wish to use a tower and beam. The CAROLINA WINDOM® is also ideal for those of you who want a high performance antenna to cover the bands not covered by your beam antenna.

The Performance Secret

It's the Vertical Radiator. Combined with the Dedicated Matching Unit and special Line Isolator, it is responsible for the low-angle, vertical radiation pattern.

How does the CAROLINA WINDOM® compare with other antennas?

Mounting height of vertical section: > 30'

Minimum angle between legs = 126-degrees. 140-degrees is recommended.

Minimum height at ends = 8'


Configuration vs. Length needed

Flat top: 134' Inverted-V @ 40' height: Length = 117'

Inverted-V @ 60' height: Length: Length = 107'

Inverted-U @ > 30' height: Length: Length = 114'

Inverted-U bends: 10' short leg; 15' long leg Length = 107'

Sloper @ 40' : Length = 128' (not recommended)

Sloper @ 60' : Length = 121'

Recommended mounting configuration:

Flat-top, suspended between two tall supports > 140' apart. Ends may be bent downward 20 feet on the long end and 10 feet on the short end if sufficient space is not available. Also, check out the CAROLINA WINDOM® 80 Compact.

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The real CAROLINA WINDOM® story and Trademark credits.

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