SAL Electronic’ is committed to the design and the production of HF wire antennas and VHF/UHF fixed station antennas for the Amateur Radio market. Our products span the short-wave market as well as the amateur radio market. The main goal of SAL Electronic antennas is to provide a single antenna system that will provide the widest possible bandwidth available with the highest mechanical standards possible. The current HF wire antennas offer wideband end fed or Off-Center-Fed antenna designs that provide a wide frequency agile system in a single stealth, low noise wire design.
Our premier HF wire antenna is the 80 Meter OCF antenna that has been designed to provide operation for the 80 thru 6 Meter Ham Bands with minimal tuner inter-action for full legal operation. No tuner is required for the entire 40, 20, 17, 12, and 10 Meter bands. No tuner is required for the 50 to 51 Mc. portion of the 6 Meter band as well. This is accomplished with the optimum 133 feet antenna design, which can be installed as a classic straight-line form, in addition to an inverted V, or a sloping Inverted V.
For installations where a dipole or OCF dipole does not fit, SAL Electronics offers several models of an End Fed design. There is a mid-power model available in a 43 ft length that provides 80 to 10 Meters operation. For portable operations, SDR receiver application or attic installations there is a 45 Watt low-power model available. All end fed antennas require the use of an wideband antenna tuner.
Features common to all SAL Electronics’ HF wire antennas are hand wound ferrite core transformers, a weatherproof enclosure, all stainless steel hardware, silver plated connectors, and insulated 12 or 14 gauge stranded copper wire. Why insulated wire? The insulation provides a hard-to-see jacket to minimize visual impact, prevents the wire from oxidizing to maintain optimum skin effect, and allows installation through vegetation such as trees and bushes without any adverse effects. A final note is the wire element’s attachment to the transformer and insulators. The design places all the mechanical stress on the insulator and the transformer eyebolts. There is no stress placed in the electrical connection at the matching transformer. This design also provides the ability to remove or replace the element(s) for maintenance, or field adjustment purposes.
SAL Electronics’ offers VHF and UHF ground plane adapters built with high quality aluminum materials. The ground planes are hand machined of 6061-T6 aluminum plate for the base, and 6063-T832 hard drawn 0.058 wall aluminum tubing. Tubing elements are capped with fiberglass at the attachment ends to provide waterproofing and strong mechanical attachment. The far end of the tubing elements are capped with a vinyl foot to prevent water ingress, and to provide a soft mare free footing if used indoors on furniture for temporary installations. All electrical hardware is stainless steel, and the mounting hardware is 3/8” zinc plated steel.
SAL Electronis offers Moxon Antennas for 2, 6, 10/11, and 20/17 Meters. Moxon's are made with 6063-T832 hard drawn 0.058 wall aluminum tubing, 6061-T6 aluminum booms, weather resistant PVC mounts, stainless steel hardware, and steel mounting clamps. In development: The SE-15M Moxon for 15 or 12 Meters.
SAL Electronics newest products include halo antennas for 6 and 2 meters. Halos are made with 6063-T832 0.058" wall aluminum tubing, 6061-T6 aluminum, weather resistant PVC element mounts, stainless steel and zinc plated steel mounting clamps. Both models use Direct DC Grounding to help disipate static build-up for quieter reception.
All products are tested for VSWR performance using an AIM UHF antenna analyzer over and beyond the intended frequency range of operation.
SAL Electronics is located in the far Northwest Chicago suburb of Algonquin, Illinois, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 1-815-669-6567.
Michael Salak, KC9Q
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