Mark K6UFO

In early 2018 I contacted Radio Echo to ask about replacing my old failing Force 12 antennas. The antennas are at 72 feet high on an island in the Puget Sound and receive heavy winds. I received good advice, and the GXP 7 element 7 bands seemed ideal to provide a directional antenna on all bands 40m to 10m. The price was very good. Shipping was fast and affordable. The parts arrived exceptionally well packed. The materials were of high quality and easily assembled. The assembly and instructions were clear and easy to follow, even though in Polish language. I received prompt answers to my questions from the representatives in the US and Poland. On-the-ground testing showed no problems, so we raised it up the tower and checked  everything. All bands worked well and had proper SWR curves except 30m, which was fixed when I shortened the 30m shunt matching coil. It is wonderful having gain and directivity on 7 bands from one antenna! The antenna has been up for 6 months now, through winter weather, with heavy daily and contest use, at full legal power. The only minor problem has been some rotation on the mast from the heavy winds, solved by re-tightening the mast clamps. The antenna continues to meet all promises and expectations, and I am completely pleased with the antenna and support. I would highly recommend the GXP 7 element 7 band to anyone needing "many bands on one tower." The reasonable weight and good quality of construction materials predicts this antenna will provide good service for many years.

Mark K6UFO

Robert Higgins