G5RV jr Antenna - A Quick Review
When you must use a "less than ideal" antenna because of a "less than ideal"
location, it makes sense to me NOT to expect a good review when evaluating
and expecting similar results. A quick and general review should suffice.
The product label does just that; almost.
My installation was less than ideal. Even the feed line, part of the antenna was not in the best of locations.
REVIEW Pro's: The antenna hardly needs a
turner. This is a good thing. The lower the swr is to the
frequency of operation the better. While most turners can work with a wide range of off-resonant
antennas, ideal conditions takes another beating. One antenna for some many bands and decent swr
at so many frequencies is certainly a plus, a PRO. However the antenna's pro is also it's con.
REVIEW Con's: Because the antenna is so broadband on so many frequencies, there lies its weakness.
This is where a good turner come into play. By chance a turner that can provide low swr matching
on a narrow frequency range can turn this con back into a plus, a pro. The antenna analyzer reveals the details.