- Technical Details
Solarcon A-99 Is Proven Performance For Many Years. EZ up and install. Pre-tuned and tuneable.
The Solarcon Antron A99 Fiberglass Base Station Antenna features the Solarcon Twin Ring Adjust-A-Match tuning making it possible to tune the input to the antenna and obtain the optimum S.W.R. over a range of frequencies. Raising the rings raises the frequency and lowering the rings lowers the frequency.
- Height18' Feet Tall
- Additional Features
- Operates 10 thru 17 Meters with Tuner.
- Covers far above and below the traditional C.B. channels for export, commercial and 10 meter ham band use, input 2000 watts P.E.P.
- The A99 is a half wave over a quarter wave variable mutual transductance tuned antenna
- Comes in three sections, Easy to assemble
- Entire antenna radiates - 9.9 DBI Gain
- Each antenna individually tested
- Meets U.S. Government CPSC shocks hazard standards. Protects up to 14,500 volts
- Lightning protected, D.C. grounded. No lightning arrestor or static discharge unit is needed!
- 2,000 Watt Rated
- 18-29 MHz Optimal Range
- Female UHF Coax Connection
- No Ground Needed
A99 Technical Specifications
|Power Handling||2000 Watts
Solarcon A99 Reviews
good wireing, low standing wave
I live in Arizona and in the summer the wind blows up to 90 miles per hour and more in a burst.this called a moon-soon am
and last for about 3-months and my Antron antenna holds right up to the winds, so far over 15 years now and still up. and can talk just about talk anywhere, buy one and use it you will not be sorry.
I purchased the A99 and have used it for 1 week now, amazing results. The antenna was mounted on the back porch on a 5 ft metal pole. I was not expecting anything spectacular..but to my surprise my first radio check was over 8.5 miles away as a crow flys to a mobile unit. Several other radio checks of equal distances was easy to obtain. After a few days I switched over to SSB 38 LSB and made numerous contacts in Oklahoma, Arizona and Mississppi...
SWR meter checks is 1.0 :1 on all channels, the tuning rings were already preset for 11 meter band, this is an amazing antenna I would highly recommend. I will be raising it higher in the near future.
Walcott radio service was great, recieved it fast, ordered on Friday by Monday it was here...Many thank Walcott Radio...Great job...
Back 25 yrs ago I had a single Antron 99 mounted on a twelve ft pole on top of a 3 story apt building. I used a cobra 148gtl that I bought new and had a guy I knew tune it for me. I remember the first time I played with it, I keyed up on a regular channel trying to determine my effective range for talking around Tulsa, Ok, where I lived. A guy responded and said I was booming in on his mobile radio shack uniden radio and a 102" whip antenna out south of town. I was excited since he said I was "booming" in on him and he sounded good on my end too. I asked him like 3 or 4 times to tell me whereabouts south of Tulsa he was, but nothing he said sounded familiar. Eventually we figured out that he was indeed south of the city, but it wasnt MY city. He was 900+ miles away just outside of Detroit, MI. On channel 16 he said I sounded like I was parked next to him...pegging his meter. Well, altho I didnt have that kinda luck every day, it wasn't a rarity either. Whether I was on a standard channel or side band, that Antron helped me visit with people all over the world. I am thinking of getting back into the radio biz again. If I do, needless to say, THIS is the antenna and radio I'm getting. I lost track of how many cities over the years I was able to reach while skipping the atmosphere on side band at night. I had a good radio, and no doubt it helped me, but I am fully convinced that...like a photographer invests his money into good glass, a wise CB'r invests his money into a great antenna and quality cabling. I chatted with an expat in Israel one evening. He had the exact same setup that I did, and had the same results I did. We were able to visit on and off many times, and we both were crystal clear. I've heard that some people get two A99's and mount them in tandem on a rotating bracket they can aim like beams, but I never felt the need for that kind of upgrade.
We have used an a99 antenna for over 20 years and never once had a problem with the antenna. We also use this antenna at work and at home.
This a great cb antenna. i talked with 28 watts of power at a range of about 50 to 67 miles. it shout skip around the world with no problem!! This the best cheap antenna made. i put it up on a 30ft mast by myself in 3 min. WALCOTT got it to me in two days.
I live in an apartment complex so......I\'m not allowed to permanently mount this monster to our roof. I came up with a pretty good fix where I can take the A99 in and out at my leisure......and mount it on our deck rail using the 5 foot mast. The top of the antenna ends up about 5 or 6 feet above the roof line. I realize that this is not good for maximum performance but..........somehow, on my first try, I ended up talking to someone 12 miles to my north. And just a side note: My north is the side where my apartment is blocking the base of the antenna! Now I can\'t wait to purchase a dx radio for this sucker to see just how far out we can reach & receive. Thanks guys for a great antenna.
This is an outstanding base antenna. Out of the box SWR 1:2 and I reach out and touch folks. I have my A99 on top of a 35 foot mast and my first contact, asking for a radio check, was another base station at exit 668 on IH-10. Considering I live around exit 601 on IH-10 and I was talking on a mobile, COBRA 29 tuned and dead keys at 12W, Talk? O-yes it does. I
Take his 42.6 miles and times it by 5, and that is the average I can talk. It's one of the best skip shooting antennas I have come across also. Over all, I would rate the 99 right at the top with all omni-directional antennas without breaking the bank. If the rating went to 10, I would have to rate it a 12. Excellent antenna. I can't begin to say enough good about it. I put mine up right from the box on a 30 foot mast and I didn't even have to touch the tunning rings. SWR was right at 1.1. We had a severe storm here a couple weeks ago. 73 mph winds. It didn't even phase the A99. Excellent antenna. You can't go wrong.
AWESOME ANTENNA!!Had mine up about 2 months and no complaints at all!!Blows the smoke even when the skip is rollin!!! This antenna pretty much talks where ever it wants!If you want a good base antenna that wont break the bank this is the one!!Im up about 20ft to the bottom of the ant. connector(about 37ft total with ant) and it TALKSSSS!!Straight from the box to the air with NO ADJUSTMENTS!!!SWR is at 1.1!!!!I look forward to doin business with Walcott CB again!!
GREAT ANTENNA! I've had mine A99 for about 4 months now and it's one of the best ones have ever had.
I've got mine up 28 feet up in the air from the coax connector and I get about 30 to 40 miles (depending on the mountains & hills), It has about 3.3 dB gain and easy to use SWR rings you can adjust. NOTE: if you keep the rings turned all the way down you will have about 1.1 to 1.2 SWR. remember, the lower the SWR the better you will sound and be louder. To much SWR will destroy your radio and this antenna has the easy way to get you standing wave down, That's Good!!
One of the best antenna i have ever bought.great for talking dx and easy to setup out of the box.
It's a good antenna for the base antenna but does not perform more than 42.6 miles
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