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YEs just bought one, I ordered it it took a week or so before her sent it out, as I assume he builds them when you order them.. It arrived functioning and very nicly packaged.
I have it setup with the stock wire antenna.. it covers almost my entire house, My house is 80 foot in length.. and its in a back bedroom (the server room) and I have lots of electronics in the house causing a lot of interfierance..
I just finished building and mounting my entenna and gound system so I will begin the needed mods for it to be used outside on diffrent antenna, I think if you request these mods he will do them for you..
Im not very happy with the range using it indoors with the wire antenna thats included, I can cover the street in front of my house, but this is what is advertised by the stock setup with the wire antenna, He however does highly reccomenda “real antenna” and reccommends one from a builder that i believe is posted here.. this design is basicly the one that is on the front page of this site.. a 3 meeter air coil loaded copper piped antenna..
I have limited access to tools but have freinds/family with tools and I have a decent grasp on costructing things like this.. I had to take my copper pipe to my folks to chop off a foot of it and solder on the cap and thread other wise i did everything with very few tools any one would have.. So I build my own antenna useing the antenna XLS doc calculator in the magna antenna thread in this forum.. Calculated my coil from this..
My design consisted of a 5 foot section of 4″ ID PVC, a 4″ pvc cap a 10 foot piece of 1″ copper pipe, cap and thread for this pipe/mast. A 1″ threaded pipe flange and a 100 foot roll of 18 Gauge stranded copper insulated wire.. a 100′ of 14 gauge solid copper wire for the ground (i stripped off all the insulation by hand because my local shops didnt have bare wire) A small can of fiberglass resin, and a weather proof project box, I have under $50 into the entire antenna, i was able to get all the needed stuff in a few trips, (working as I went)..
The work wasnt hard, only took a few hours to build , it was much harder and possably took longer to dig the post hole and trenches for the grounding system.. I have yet to use this antenna but it should work out great.. It looks really good, very “pro looking” Its right in my front yard 🙂 I may post a turtorial on this when I build another one for my next repeater location.
IFyou need any mor einfor on ordering this transmitter, just let me know what exactly you need to know.