December 6, 2014
DX Engineering Acquires Bencher Skyhawk and Skylark Antennas Plus Butternut Antennas
Tallmadge, OH (PRWEB) – For years, Amateur Radio operators have relied on Bencher Antennas and Butternut Antennas for both HF contesting and DXing. Now, the Skyhawk and Skylark antennas, as well as every Butternut antenna model, will be manufactured and sold exclusively by DX Engineering. DX Engineering also carries all the service, repair, and replacement parts required to keep these antennas in good operating condition.
Two New Additions to the DX Engineering Antenna Line
The DX Engineering Skyhawk Tri-Band Yagi Antenna offers over 7 dB of gain on the 20 and 15 meter bands, plus over 9 dB on the 10 meter band. A trap-free design ensures the best bandwidth possible. The use of aluminum and stainless steel hardware keeps the antenna’s overall weight down to around 75 pounds. The antenna has a 23 foot boom, which results in less strain on the rotator and tower assembly. It is easy to build and tune, and comes with a 2,500 watt balun.
The DX Engineering Skylark Dual-Band Yagi Antenna delivers close to 8 dB of gain on the 17 and 12 meter bands. The antenna also provides an SWR under 1.3 to 1 across each band, plus a front-to-back over 20 dB. It handles up to 5,000 watts (continuous). The Skylark’s simple design eliminates any moving parts, which contributes to all-weather reliability. Aluminum elements and stainless steel hardware also promote corrosion resistance. With a boom length of just 16 feet, the Skylark can handle winds up to 90 mph. A balun is included.
DX Engineering Has also Acquired Butternut HF Vertical Antennas
Butternut HF Vertical Antennas are easy to install and tune, and they handle 2,000 watts. The 9-Band Vertical covers 80 through 6 meters and stands just 26 feet tall. The 6-Band Vertical covers 80 through 10 meters and is also just 26 feet tall. For exceptional 80 and 40 meter HF performance, the Butternut 2-Band Vertical is an excellent choice. It stands just 32 feet high. Accessory/add-on kits, repair parts, radial systems, and mounting solutions will continue to be available separately.