Product no.: AX2
AX2 MINATURE 20-METER WHIP ANTENNA.
The AX2 is small enough to take anywhere - just in time for light outdoor use during the new solar cycle. Use it HT-style with a handheld tripod like the KX2, on a picnic table with an AXB1 whip tripod, or with a camera tripod and the AXT1 tripod adapter. The AX2's rugged nylon housing is waterproof, wind resistant and features our new anti-wobble design.
Experimenters will appreciate the AX2's versatile design. A removable cover allows access to the high-Q inductor. Simply remove the windings and re-solder a wire to cover your favorite ribbon. Clip-off tabs are provided for ribbon identification.
Resonant Frequencies AX2: ~14 MHz (20 m) AXE1: ~7.2 MHz (40 m) Resonant frequencies may vary +/- 400 kHz or more due to variations in terrain,antenna
height, body capacitance, and length of radial(s).
Supplied Radial Wire AX2: 13 ft. (4 m). AXE1: 33 ft. (10 m). Includes spade lug.
Max. Power 15 Watts. If RFI symptoms are observed, reduce power or move the antenna farther from the transceiver.
Construction Corrosion-resistant whip and hardware; Lexan outer tube; high-Q inductors using #20 AWG high-temp enamel wire.
Dimensions (approx.) Whip: 6” (15 cm) collapsed, 45” (115 cm) extended. Base unit: 2.5” (6 cm). AXE1 extender: 6” (15 cm).
Weight AX2: 3.2 oz. (90 g). AXE1: 2.0 oz. (55 g).
The table below shows how the new AX2 20 meter mini whip compares to our original AX1 multi-band whip. Both are designed for lightweight, portable operation. The versatile AX1 covers multiple bands via a selector switch and can provide up to 30 W of continuous transmit power.
The ultra-compact AX2 features a new tilt-resistant base that minimizes BNC connector wobble - ideal for handheld (HT-style) use. The AX2 covers 20 meters as shipped, but can be modified by the user to cover any individual band from 17 to 6 meters. There are small tabs on the base unit that can be snapped off to identify the target band. NOTE: Both whips are intended for use with an ATU to compensate for terrain, body capacity, altitude, etc.
|Base Length||6" (15 cm)||2.5" (6 cm)|
|Whip (Collapsed)||6" (15 cm)||6" (15 cm)|
|Whip (Extended)||45" (115 cm)||45" (115 cm)|
|Bands (with ATU)||20/17/15||20 m|
|Power Rating||30 W||15 W|