Why Compromise?

Why Compromise?

The SteppIR antenna was conceived to solve the problem of covering the eight ham bands (40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m and 6m) on one tower without the performance sacrifices caused by interaction between all of the required antennas.

Antenna’s are available that cover 40 meters through 10 meters by using interlaced elements or traps, but do so at the expense of significant performance reduction in gain and front to back ratios. With the addition of the WARC bands on 30m, 17m and 12m, the use of interlaced elements and traps has clearly been an exercise in diminishing returns.

Obviously, an antenna that is precisely adjustable in length while in the air would solve the frequency problem, and in addition would have vastly improved performance over existing fixed length antenna’s. The ability to tune the antenna to a specific frequency, without regard for bandwidth, results in excellent gain and front to back at every frequency.

The SteppIR design was made possible by the convergence of determination and high tech materials. The availability of new lightweight glass fiber composites, Teflon blended thermoplastics, high conductivity copper-beryllium and extremely reliable stepper motors has allowed the SteppIR to be a commercially feasible product for over 10 years.

The current and future SteppIR products should produce the most potent single tower antenna systems ever seen in Amateur Radio!  We thank you for using our SteppIR antenna for your ham radio endeavors.

Warm Regards
– Mike Mertel K7IR

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UrbanBeam Price Increasingon July 15th

We have been holding prices as long as we could on the Urban Beam, as it is our most popular antenna. Unfortunately, we will need to raise the price due to multiple parts increasing prices on our end. We wanted to give as much notice as possible to customers that are considering this antenna.

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