Seller's Comments and Description:
One beautiful condition SA680 Scorpion antenna, I run one on my 200 series Landcruiser, I bought this second one as a back up if I ever wiped out my own, but talk about durable, I have not had to ever contemplate its use. I run a 600w amplifier mobile when doing trips and it obviously is beautifully clean at 400w pep and the Scorpion antenna is not even getting warm at that power, the SA680 easily handles 1500w if we ever get an increase in power in Australia. I have a number of heavy duty options for this antenna, over $2000 to replace this unit by the time you bring all the options in. I have this mega heavy duty Breedlove right angle mount, Capacity hat and would highly suggest the buyer of the antenna purchase the Turbo Tuner II unit which I successfully use in my own personal mobile. Just hit tune, the antenna does the rest with the aftermarket device available from gigaparts. (TurbotunerII not included)
Their is a very neat remote control unit from www.hobbygadgets.biz if you are looking to spend a lot less on antenna control.
If your looking for a robust high power mobile, the Scorpion SA 680 is a great choice. I have heard of a few hams who are even running these very effeciently in home base setups when larger antennas are not practical.
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- Standard Finish is Stainless Steel
- SA-680 Covers 10 Through 80 Meters with Supplied 6 Foot Whip.
- Length Retracted: 39” / Length Extended: 57”
- 3 Inch Diameter Coil with 10 Gage Tinned Copper Wire Wound at 6 Turns Per Inch.
- Mobile or Backyard Typical VSWR 1.5:1 or Less.
- Antenna Rated at 1500 Watts PEP SSB
- Total Weight: 18 Lbs
Mobile applications set the focus for the initial requirements in the design of the Scorpion Antennas. Mobile operators need an antenna that will perform in all the different orientations a vehicle may operate, the highly interactive variable RF environment, and of course survive those “bird strikes”.
This antenna is built with physical security and survivability. Wind resistance, rotational and linear momentum forces, along with the “tugs” and “bumps” the antenna may encounter by people, tree branches, birds, other things that go “bump” in the night.
The Scorpion Antenna sits on a mount that is customer provided and must be rigid and securely attached to the vehicle frame. Mounting to a bumper clamp on mount or directly on car body sheet metal is NOT a secure mount point and NOT recommended by Scorpion Antennas. See the article “Mobile Antenna Mounts” for an example of a “pickup bed” and also the Gallery “Customer Mobile Installations” for visual ideas for mounting. Remember, the Scorpion Antenna will take a beating but to take advantage of it’s strength, it needs a secure and stable mount point.
Another point about mounting to the vehicle is a ground plane for the antenna. Remembering that the vehicle is the other half of the antenna! Not having the antenna mounted in an electrically sound fashion using good RF bonding of the vehicle sheet metal to the frame can be of a concern for “any” antenna’s performance mounted on any vehicle.
|Manufacturer||Scorpion HF Antenna|
|Condition of Item||As New|
|Postage / Freight||Buyer Pays|