And Bob Said....
We will be committed to selling the absolute best products that we can find...B
(Dana's translation) that means NO Junk...more to follow ...
The general public does not know their need for our services until their desperation is upon them.
dBj Radio & Electronics would like to thank you for taking the time to get to know us better. dBj was started because of a lack of a local retailer in the Piedmont region. Our first show was Benson, NC in November 2004. It is our goal to provide quality products and support for the Ham-community in our area.
My personal specialty is feed lines, connectors, WX proofing, and antennas, large and small. I am a dB+++ believer. You can do more with your money and more for your station's signal with better quality coax and connectors than anything else you can do. DO NOT just compare pricing. Start by comparing published spec's. Look especially at the velocity factor and the attenuation. Choose a spec you want and then search for the best price. Example: There is NO comparison between RG8 and say our WBC 300. You all will make the same mistake I made. Get on the air cheap then wonder why you can't bust a pile-up.
The same holds true for antennas. Look for max dB. Put your dollars into dB's to get the most of your money. I have a 17 ft. collinear on the house for 2M and 70 cm I bought in Dayton a couple of years ago. It has 8.3dB gain on 2m; 11.7 dB on 70cm and let me tell you it will sing! My QTH is at about 900 ft. above sea level. The antenna base is sitting at about 36 ft. above ground on an 8ft. mast. Sounds like most of us, doesn't it? Well, I have a "Shack" HTX 212 that puts out about 43 watts (full power) into this antenna (maybe 275w ERP), and when I need it I can key-up any repeater within 100 miles of my place! Most of the time I can do it with the power on 25w! That's the best $90.00 I have ever spent! We now sell that same antenna and if you investigate it you'll find that it's the same antenna several name- brands sell for twice the price. As a matter of fact the same factory makes them!! Have I got your attention? Stick with me. We're here for you!
Think about the future. PLAN your shack, feed line runs, and antenna install for the future. Do you want to take down that 30 ft. mast next spring you just put on the air? Are you going to change rotators? Be SMART with your install and your $$$$. It will pay off. If you're not sure, ask questions. There are thousands of hams that will give EXPERIENCED advice for free. Most of the knowledge I have acquired has been freely given, by fellow hams; I've met at the shows.
Until next time: 73 & Great DX B KG4YOU/ Bob