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GR45′s Recent Testimonials

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12/12/2011
George, the Experience was Rewarding you are Very Professional Great Communication you requested comments regarding the Golden Rod 45.
Talking to a Station 20 miles away tests were as follows
102″ Whip to the 45 = 1.25 S Unit Increase
Mr.Coily Punisher=== 1.15 S Unit Increase
Predator 10K====== 1.65 S Unit Increase
These tests were taken at the same time with no variable change in any other equipment the other thing that is nice about the 45 is the Static White Noise Level is dropped substantially and the hearing of stations operating on flat side antennas are heard much better.
I listened to a local on his beam on the back door and flat side I gained 2 S Units with this.
Here’s a good one I hear equally in my mobile in the Driveway compared to in the house with my Imax 2000 40′ elevated.
I am very picky and usually don’t give a review but the Goldenrod 45 Antenna definatly warrants my time taken I will buy a second one for a back-up.
George Good Work Sir I am Impressed.
MonteCristo 474 in the Evergreen State

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12/16/2011
On a second note I had forgot to mention a few things about the antenna in my 1st note. After assembly which is simple and the mounting I used my MFJ 259 Analyzer and was dismayed to discover no tuning was needed it achieved a 1.3 to 1 Match at 48 Ohms so it was so nice. Anyone asks about noise while driving I notice very little until I achieve 70 MPH and there is a Harmonic Hum basically the same or a little less than the Coily Type antenna’s.
My Fiancee at whom I stay with a lot I talk to locals in Everett which is 20+ miles away and I can hear them much better and my Technician can now hear me from the same spot.
George I will order the other one very soon as for a back-up Much Appreciated i will not stand you up.
Merry Christmas and Best Wishes in your Business I have a number of operators already very interested and impressed on the 45.
Thanks Steve

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12/28/2011
George Your Great No Doubt I paid Invoice great doing business my friend Gary was very impressed we met awhile back and I took the 45 off my truck and swapped for experiments he gained 2 S-Units and is pleased as he can use the 45 for both 10 and 11 meter. Good Work

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03/01/2012

Hi jon here from Santa Cruz i purchased a gr45 met george at his home and picked up the ant very nice man.I told him i would leave a comment on the gr45,ok well I am a ham/cber/freebander. i mostly talk sideband no am so my input is from a sidebander only on 10 and 11 meters>the first negative i can come up with is its not a friendly ant for mobile use as far as driving unless you have a permanent solid mount i use a good magnet mount,and in testing wasnt able to go over 55 until it blew over,I had to run some temporary guy wires from my hood hinges to be able to drive on the freeway,anyway as far as less noise its true i was quieter than my sirio 5000 center mounted roof mt,it matched up very well in my part of the band,but i didnt notice anymore gain on receive over my sirio which is a base loaded mobile,in testing the 2 ant with another station 8 miles away there was no difference in either ant,and as far as being directional i couldnt verify that it was on either side of the car side to side or front to rear,mabye george can answer that in his reply of which was its directional,OK as far as the power handling i ran about 400 watts pep thru it with no problem at all thats good,So my assessment of the gr45 is its a very well built ant but for long mobile use i suggest using guy wires of some sort for high speed freeway driving,MY feelings it would be a great competition ant for the key up contests that some people go to but they are mainly am,I would recommend the ant highly and i plan on using it for some other testing for the ham bands,I plan on purchasing quad soon for my base so YES i recommend buying from lighting ant very highly thanks george..jon..

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05/21/2012

George, I bought one of you Golden Rod 45 antenna’s a few months ago.
I just wanted to Thank you for such a great antenna.
I have had all kinds of mobile antenna’s and there is NONE out there
that will out Talk or out HEAR this Golden Rod 45 mobile antenna.
For a antenna that only weights 11 oz . It sure does a great job and it is
well built. I have had my car going 80 mph on the interstate and have not
had any problems with it.
The SWR does not change on it . And it responds to the horizontal side GREAT.
If any CB’er out there really wants to talk and hear, I advise you to stop wasting your money
and BUY this Golden Rod 45 Mobile Antenna.
Sincerely  Tramp / 68
Augusta Georgia
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09/05/2013

SWR IS 1.08 ON CHANNELS FROM 26.515 – 27.900…..GOOD RADIATING PATTERN AROUND THE KIA SOUL I DRIVE. USING THE TRIPLE MAG MOUNT……TESTED WITH A MFJ FIELD STRENGTH METER USED AT THE SHOP FOR COMP MOBILES….GETTING AROUND 1.5 HIGHER S UNIT READINGS OVER THE MONKEY MADE ON A BRIEF LOCAL TEST. EXTREMELY QUIET ANTENNA…..GOT GOOD DX CONTACTS USING A 4 PILL MIDNITE SPECIAL…..AROUND 550-600 WISKEYS SSB. IT JUST NEEDED SOME TLC WITH THE ELEMENT BOLT…..IM GONNA DO SOME EXTENSIVE TESTS WITH THE CB SHOP GUYS SOON….
Look for my you tube video on the golden rod….just a brief swr showing and a antenna look On the kia….check it out. Thanks, greg


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11/22/2013

I was really amazed with the performance of GR-45 I had few mobile antennas, but this one talked like a base station. My location is Honolulu, HI and getting crazy condition between Australia and USA. I’ll definitely buy another one for backup. Thanks 73′s 5936 Nan minigrass…

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10/15/2015

Mobile GR45 GoldenRod as a Base Antenna (Thanks Greg)

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03/09/2016
I want to give you some feed back on the lighting antennas. This is the best antenna that I’ve ever ran on my vehicle. The S.W.R.S are flat, everything goes out the antenna with no reflection coming back. I’m running a 8 pill amplifier, driving a 16 pill amplifier, and I’ve checked the temperature, and performance against a firestick, penetrator, and Joe gun antenna. My amplifiers run cooler, and produce a greater radiation signal pattern. Because the S.W.R.s are -0- no flash watts. I’m going to buy another antenna from you guys because it’s just that great.

Thanks for a product well design and built.
Nazareth Gates Jr.

P.S. If you have sticker send me some. I’m going to a Cb break in Louisiana and I will place them on my suburban because I believe in this antenna.