Joe Zych - KD4YSH

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KC4GMY
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Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:24 am
Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Joe Zych - KD4YSH

Post by KC4GMY » Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:06 pm

I purchased a 6 meter 1/4 wave from Joe. These 1/4 wave antennas have an attractive price and would probably be okay for bands below 6 meters.

The antenna arrived today and I was shocked to see that it was made from flimsy 1/8 inch aluminum welding rod (Crimped together) . This material is extremely soft and bends very easily. I talked with Joe on the phone about it and he said that I was the only one that had ever complained about the soft elements out of about 1,245 units sold of this model.

The antenna elements were shipped without being affixed to a wooden stake which is probably why they were also bent during shipping.

Maybe I am just picky, but I recommend not buying this 6 meter antenna. It should have at least had hardened aluminum elements.
Last edited by KC4GMY on Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:58 am, edited 3 times in total.

ad5em
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KD4YSH

Post by ad5em » Sat Mar 24, 2007 3:02 am

I have to agree with KC4GMY. My 6m antenna arrived bent, also. Could have been better packed, could have been better quality, could have been insured. But for my good money, I received a damaged antenna, and it's my problem. Joe's response was to blame the post office and to tell me I could straighten out the bent antenna and buy replacement hardware and any hardware store. I certainly cannot recommend buying this antenna.

KC4GMY
Posts: 48
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:24 am
Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Post by KC4GMY » Sun Mar 25, 2007 4:48 am

Beware - KD4YSH is still posting ads to sell his poor quality antennas...

My neighbor (who knows nothing about amateur radio) saw the antenna I bought from Joe and said: "Charles, that sure is a sickly looking antenna you got on your house". All I could do was laugh...

The aluminum welding rod kept bending in the wind so I had to replace it with a stainless whip. Now it's not quite so pathetic.

Do yourself a favor and avoid these antennas!

NR9R
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Post by NR9R » Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:01 pm

I put this gentleman's call into a search engine to see if any other info is floating around and I came upon his ebay feedback. It speaks for itself.

http://myworld.ebay.com/kd4ysh/

KC4GMY
Posts: 48
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:24 am
Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Post by KC4GMY » Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:17 pm

Amazing what you can search and find with Google!

I searched and found that he also sells a "Duel Band" antenna. I am guessing that this model can also be used as sword...

En Garde!

W9DMW-2
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Post by W9DMW-2 » Thu May 03, 2007 2:30 am

:cry: I to must ad to this reply, I paid Joe In march, Check cleared the bank on 3-26-07, I have not heard from him nor do I have the antennas, From what I see here, I think I donot want them. I was hopeing to recieve a quality product, But i guess not. Joe if you read your feedbacks, Pay attention to them, I think someone is trying to tell you something. Please return my money, I have waited long enough, I nolonger want them. Sell them to someone else who wants to wait, I donot.
Don W9DMW

n3zas
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Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2004 7:12 pm

BAD ANTENNAS 2 MMETER AND 440 DONT WORK

Post by n3zas » Thu May 03, 2007 1:47 pm

GARBAGE ANTENNAS DON'T BUY!!!!!

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