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New Product Spotlight: REZ Antenna Systems Recon 40 High Performance HF Antenna Coil

One of the rock stars of Dayton Hamvention® 2024 was REZ Antenna Systems, a company which drew a great deal of attention from portable operating enthusiasts at the DX Engineering booths in Building One.

Mike Giannaccio, W5REZ, owner of REZ Antenna Systems, was on hand to discuss their innovative amateur radio products, including the Ranger 80 HF Portable Antenna System and the new Recon 40 High Performance HF Antenna Coil.

Watch W5REZ get interviewed at Hamvention by DX Engineering’s Paul, KJ8EEP, in this video that’s been viewed more than 30,000 times:


About the Recon 40

This high-performance HF antenna coil is capable of tuning 40-10 meters when paired with the REZ-Z17 17-foot telescoping whip (not included).

Made with 14GA enameled copper wire, the Recon 40 is rated for use at up to 500W SSB, 300W CW, and 200W digital (50% duty cycle). The coil body is made from Delrin and 6061 anodized aluminum CNC-machined in the USA. The coil body is 100% weather-resistant thanks to its unique design which incorporates the use of O-rings and gasket seals at each joint. Its machined wire groove provides mechanical support and optimal spacing to ensure low-loss performance.

Switching bands is made easy with the integrated weatherproof coil bypass switch. When you’re ready to move to the higher bands simply flip the switch and tune the telescoping whip to your desired frequency. The Recon 40 also features a rapid-deploy radial system. At the heart of this system is the radial “puck” that accepts up to eight 4mm banana plugs. This enables quick attachment of REZ Antenna Systems’ 4-wire radial kit (below, not included) and leaves room to expand your radial field for even better results.

 rez antenna radial kit
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man plugging radial wire into antenna base coil
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