FG-01 Antenna Analyser Arrives!   November 4th, 2011

We are now able to ship this new item. We have limited stocks and the next shipment will not arrive until well into December. The FG-01 has a colour display and covers 1 – 60MHz with dual traces for VSWR and impedance. Scan widths go in steps from  10kHz to 50MHz.

New Antenna Tripod   November 4th, 2011

We have introduced the new T-2 heavy duty tripod that is ideal for portable work or for mounting on a roof, either flat or pitched. It will accept masts up to 1.25″ diameter. Current price is £64.95

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First Sample Of FG-01 Arrives!   August 18th, 2011

We have now received the first sample of the new FG-01 antenna analyser covering 1 – 60MHz. It is powered by internal rechargeable Lithium cells or can be powered from an external 10-12v source. The colour graphic display provides a clear indication of VSWR across the selected bandwidth. Bandwidths can be set from 100kHz to 50MHz in preprogrammed segments. The centre frequency can be adjusted in steps from 1kHz to 1MHz. Steps and scanning ranges are selected by briefly pressing the tuning knob. As well as the graphic display the panel also indicates absolute VSWR values together with battery voltage.

The FG-01 is designed to be a very portable way of quickly and accurately measuring VSWR and showing multi resonant points on antennas such as dipoles and beams. It makes antenna adjustment very easy. We have tested it on a number of antennas and even found that there was a fault on our HF beam antenna we had not realised! Once you have used an analyser with a graphic display, you will realise how much more information you can get on one screen and immediately see how adjustments on one band can affect another.

Coming Soon The FG-01!   July 22nd, 2011

Here’s a glimpse of a new product that we will shortly be marketing. Covering 1-60MHz, this antenna analyser gives both graphic and absolute measurements of VSWR. It is battery powered and makes antenna adjustments a breeze. If you require to be notified of when this product is available, then e-mail us to go on the list. No price details yet.

UK Dealers For Rig Expert   July 8th, 2011

Waters & Stanton are now UK dealers for Rig Expert’s range of Antenna Analysers and Tranceiver Interfaces. The range will soon be available to order from our website, for more information click the links below.

Rig Expert Antenna Analysers PDF Leaflet

Rig Expert Transceiver Interfaces PDF Leaflet

CP-VU8 New From Diamond!   July 6th, 2011

We have received a few pieces of this new exciting HF antenna from Diamond of Japan. It could be the answer to the small garden problem or for portable work. It covers 80m – 70cms, stands a little under 3m high, and requires no radials. Peter Waters, G3OJV, has been testing this new design out:

“My first impression was, wow what a beautifully built antenna. Typical Japanese engineering. Hopefully the picture gives a good idea of how it goes together. It covers all HF bands (but not WARC 30-18-12) and takes in 50, 144 and 432MHz. Basically the antenna is a base fed vertical with top resonators for each HF band and Diamond’s favoured bottom resonant radials for each band. It is fed via an SO-239 socket and comes with mast mounting brackets. Ideally it should be at least around 1.5m above ground. Tuning is easy, but takes time, as each band has to be adjusted. This is achieved with telescoping whip sections that lock into place using the supplied Allen key. Instructions are in English and the only glitch was that on 80m the resonance could not be adjusted above 3.58MHz (CW section). This is easy to resolve by cutting the resonator whip to a shorter length, which would take it up to the SSB portion. However, we are hoping that Diamond will provide us with some shorter whips so that the customer has the best of both worlds. Apart from this, the antenna works fine and could indeed prove to be the answer for an all-band antenna that fits in any back garden or indeed, roof space.”

NEW! YouKits HF Transceivers   January 20th, 2011

Waters & Stanton have been appointed sole distributors of the first of these new HF transceivers from China.

The HB-1A-MK3 transceivers offers 2 band coverage with up to 5 Watts output. It includes a digital display, built-in CW keyer with auto CQ and switched bandwidth filters. Designed very much with the portable QRP operator in mind, it can be run from internal cells or external 12v system. There are two models available, the HB-1A-MK3-40-20 which offers 40m & 20m and the HB-1A-MK3-30-20 which offers 30m & 20m.

This radio is sold in the USA under the TenTec banner. The China factory has now appointed Waters & Stanton as their exclusive UK distributor and this radio will be the first of a range of HF models. Look out for the new 6-band HF rig SSB and CW!

To find out more about these radios which will be arriving soon click here