About Us


VORTEX ANTENNA SYSTEMS was an idea Steve by (G0UIH/VK2IAY/3D2FI) and had been in a planning phase since mid 2008. Steve is a seasoned DXpeditioner with a passion for IOTA and Island Chasing having activated many Pacific Island groups as a ‘Solo’ 1 man DXpeditoner since the late 80’s. He has also built many of his own antenna systems and has enjoyed experimenting and building systems since 1979.

At VORTEX we’ve set out to produce a line up that will stand the test of time. The idea was to produce a premium high end product range that our customers would be proud of. During the initial two years of R&D (2008/2009) we’ve spent many hours sourcing hardware and components that combined together would form the building blocks of top world class computer designed antenna systems. March 2018 sees Vortex still producing world-class antennas after nearly 9 successful years. Our antenna solutions are aimed at both the hobbyist (Ham/CB etc) together with professional solutions for our commercial customers. Vortex are currently suppliers to HM Government with the emphasis on bespoke MIL Spec solutions for extreme environments.

Steve and Gail Image

Steve VK2IAY and XYL Gail at ‘Monkey Mia’ – Denham, Western Australia 2016

Steve’s wife (Gail) is also an integral part of the operation giving full support to the venture.

Very 73 – Steve (G0UIH/VK2IAY/3D2FI) and Gail Lawman

“Vortex Antenna Systems – Hand Built in England with Pride”