AMATEUR RADIO FOR THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Antennas including linked dipoles, telescopic poles also ham radio kits - everything you need.
If you are thinking of leaving your ham shack with your radio, take a look. We can help.
Pricing is per Winder (1)
I have spent years searching for the ideal way of winding up antenna wire for use in the field. These special winders are just about perfect! Lightweight and with an elastic fastener to secure the wire, they are quick and easy to use.
Wire winders ensure tangle-free aerials and rapid deployment - perfect! Great for SOTA, caravanning and DXpeditions!
Use a figure-of-eight winding technique which helps to ensure no kinks in the wire.
We recommend three winders for a dipole fed with RG174 (one for each half of the dipole and one for the co-ax and back guy). Two winders are usually adequate for a dipole fed with RG58 (cable coiled separately).
Each winder weighs 1.25 oz (36g). Length 24.5 cm (9.75 inches).
If you are making antennas using our Wirewinders, consider investing in one of our rugged antenna bags - designed for use with Wirewinders.
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Posted by Richard Gilbert KG7JBV on 9th Jun 2016
Glad I ordered 3 of these. Perhaps should have ordered 3 more. I use them for the wires & feed line for the inverted vee I built from SB wire & components. The winders keep everything tidy for deployment. If you use 3 winders as I have, do find or buy a bag to keep the stress on the connections to the center support at a minimum, especially with lightweight wire & Pico components.
If I had another, I'd use it for my EFHW wire antenna. Wire on the winder would not be as compact a package, but figure 8 wrap on the winder might eliminate some of the coil tangle that tends to happen when I coil my EFHW compactly for storage/transport.
Posted by Simon on 1st Jun 2016
Keeping wires and guys tidy is always a pain, but these make it simple.
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on 17th May 2016
...and a bigger vcersion would be very welcome
Posted by David Fairchild on 12th May 2016
I was going to make a couple of these, but to be honest at this price they offer very good value for the money and the different colours make it easy to remember what one you have the antenna or the counterpoise on.
Posted by Cliff on 30th Apr 2016
No more tangled wires bought a few to try and will get some more.
Easy deployment for portable antennas and just generally keeping wire untangled. also can be hooked onto a tent peg or around a tree very versatile.
Posted by Tony on 29th Apr 2016
These have been well thought out and work exactly as shown. They make recovering guy lines or feeder a breeze and if you use the Figure of 8 method then no more loops and tangles.
Posted by Nick Garbett on 7th Mar 2016
I love these wire winders. They are invaluable for my portable operations for quick and easy deployment plus easy storage of various wire dipoles in my motorhome. Such a versatile piece of kit!
Posted by Jan Timmers on 7th Nov 2015
Great winders. Period. I haven't had any experience with others, so I can't offer any comparison reviews, but these winders are the cat's ass. The wings (?) are large enough so that a substantial amount of wire can be wound before you run out of room. The small elastic is easy to stretch around the wire and clip onto the little plastic nipple, even with cold hands, and securely holds the wound product in place. But it doesn't stop there - unwinding the wire (or para-cord, etc) couldn't be a simpler chore - comes off smooth and tangle-free. Love these things.
Posted by paul, AD4IE on 30th Oct 2015
Look how many of these things you see in use in portable operations. There's a good reason. I suggest ordering a few more than you think you need as you will find more uses.
Posted by Steve N4SMF on 19th Oct 2015
They wind and unwind without twisting or kinking the wire. They are really lite and very sturdy. As the ARES EC for this area, and an avid QRPr, I keep man portable and vehicle portable HF rigs ready to go at all times. They make the deployment and stowing of wire antennas a breeze. These winders are now a major component of my field gear.
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