The AV-12AVQ is a completely self-supporting tri-band vertical antenna. It delivers exceptionally low angle radiation with 1.5:1 VSWR or less on all three bands. It includes all stainless steel hardware and SO-239 input connector. You can also roof mount this antenna with the optional AV-14RMQ roof mounting kit.
This vertical antenna is designed for operation on 10, 15 and 20 meters. It is designed to work against earth ground or a radial ground system. When used in conjunction with a resonant radial system, the vertical antenna becomes very efficient with a low angle of radiation and excels in DX communications.
The 12AVQ-S now features stainless steel hardware for all electrical and most mechanical connections.
NOTE: If you mount the antenna, then find the roof space is too small for the radial system, you can droop the radials over the roof at almost any angle without seriously changing the performance of the antenna.
It is designed to fit a 15/8″ mast. A 11/4″ plumbers pipe has a 1 5/8″ outside diameter and is highly recommended for masting material. This is the– minimum roasting material which will meet the severe weather survival specifications of this antenna. The warranty, is void if a lighter mast is used.
The Model 12AVQ-S is made of high quality seamless aluminum tubing for maximum strength. The Hy-Q traps are durable and highly weather resistant.