'Vortex Antenna Systems' was launched to the radio community in December 2010. Since the outset we've had many positive comments on the build quality and use of components for Vortex products. During this short period we've produced quality antennas for operators worldwide. We pride ourselves in the use of premium quality hardware and components. One review said the 'Build quality was reminiscent of Aircraft Quality Engineering and that the Antenna would most likely outlast the Operator'. These are the building blocks of antennas that you can be proud of. All of our systems are hand-built with care, passion and pride using Vortex bespoke 6082-T6 and AA6082-T6 aluminium element stock and initially honed using EZNEC modelling software. All systems are then individually ‘Dry Assembled’ and analysed using a VNA and measurements taken from multiple field strength points.
We don’t use off the shelf general purpose alloys such as 6063 and 6060 as some manufacturers do. This stock is not good for building a premium systems and flexes too easily. They are NOT classed as construction grade alloys. Our bespoke AA6082-T6 stock is about 15% stronger than the US 6061-T6 Aircraft quality stock. When it’s about build quality - look no further than VORTEX – no one else comes close.
The main Vortex line-up now includes Yagis, Delta Loops, Dipoles and Linear Loaded Systems with variants including Wideband and OWA Arrays. Our mainstay is the 'Heavy Duty' series, but some higher frequency models are also available as 'Lightweight' or even 'Superlightweight' versions which are ideal for portable or field day use but are also robust enough for a permanent home installation.
We specialise in designing bespoke systems for individual requirements including systems to MIL Specification or for use in extreme environments. Vortex are also suppliers to HM Government.
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Vortex are also happy to model individual bespoke antenna solutions. Send us an email or call detailing your requirements, as in most cases we can help.
Very 73 - Steve Lawman, G0UIH/VK2IAY/3D2FI - VORTEX ANTENNA SYSTEMS
"Hand built in England with Pride and Passion"
"VORTEX 6m 4 ELEMENT DELTA LOOP IS A CLEAR WINNER
IN RSGB RADCOM REVIEW"
In a shoot out, an ARRL design 5 element 6 meter Yagi (on a 5 meter boom) was pitched directly against a 4 element Vortex Antenna Systems 6 meter Delta Loop with the same boom length. The review appeared in the RSGB's RADCOM issue of Dec 2011 (© RSGB - used with permission) -
Antenna kindly reviewed by G0DWV Chris Danby and G0KYA Steve Nichols.
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