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Must See Videos: How to connect HF mobile

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New Patent!


73, Charlie, W6HIQ, VA7HIQ, HA5CMG


I am pleased to announce that my son Collin has received his HAM radio license and is becoming active in the Hi-Q-Antennas manufacturing and marketing!

Collin M. Gyenes, KG7LEH, President TECHNONICS TUNING Inc.

He has been a pilot since he was 14 years old and is the father of FOUR beautiful girls!

When not doing his 8-5 job, he will be representing HI-Q-Antennas in the North West USA!


73, Charlie, W6HIQ, VA7HIQ, HA5CMG

Join the Hi-Q MILLION MILE Mobile antenna

Owners Club.

Benefit: Get a FREE same model antenna, by turning in the one you have over a million mile on your vehicles. Show purchase date, vehicle type’s it was installed on, Awards collected of the different bands.Use the example on this website attained by Pete, N6HH

73, Charlie, W6HIQ, VA7HIQ, HA5CMG

New Images

The NEW Hi-Q Antenna Family!

Mil. NVIS antenna
Hi-Q Antennas for the US Navy.
Hi-Q NVIS antennas packed for the US Navy.
Hi-Q Display stand.

No, NOT even a Hi-Q antenna for my new car!

Oh well, I changed my mind, due to the neat BMW TOW HOOK for < $35.00
It screws into the main frame, adapts to the Hi-Q Mounting wafers and a GQD.


Attention Hi-Q HF Mobile antenna owners!

We are receiving inputs from customers, mostly from 18 wheelers that they have surpassed the Million miles on the Hi-Q antenna installed on their rigs.

Example: N6HH has 2.59 million miles on his Hi-Q-5/80 antenna bought nearly 20 years ago. (Four different rigs).

It you have a story to tell about your million mile Hi-Q antenna, do it on e-ham.net and GET A FREE Hi-Q Replacement for FREE.

73, Charlie W6HIQ


N6HH "PETE" has set a WORLD Record using a 1994

Manufactured in Hi-Q-5/80 Mobile antenna;

In ten years’ time the antenna was installed on four different 18 wheeler Tractor hauling electronic equipment for a MAJOR truck line.

Totaling: 2,590.000 Miles!!!

Maintenance: Hi-Q has performed ONE motor change.

Facts: verifiable with QSL cards and logbook entries.

80 Meter COUNTRIES: 87

40 Meter 126

30 Meter 105

20 Meter 133

17 Meter 72

15 Meter 103

10 Meter 117

Worked ALL of the 3077 COUNTIES from 2500 Counties!

SEE PHOTO of N6HH’s Rig.

PETE N6HH with his 18 wheeler and 20 year old Hi-Q -5 mobile antenna with 2,590,000 miles on the antenna.

Hi-Q Special Sale:

Introducing the NEW PIRANHA Series:

Hi-Q-PIRANHA -4: the NEW version of the Hi-Q-4/160 RT MC $450.00

Hi-Q-PIRANHA -5: the NEW version of the Hi-Q-5/160 RT MC $495.00

Hi-Q-PIRANHA -5R: the RUGGEDIZED version on the -5 $550.00

Hi-Q-PIRANHA -6: the NEW version of the Hi-Q-6/160 RT MC $750.00

Hi-Q-PIRANHA -6R the RUGGEDIZED version of the -6 $795.00

This is all GREAT! But the best is yet to come:


All in STOCK!

Now Compare Quality-Performance and Prices!


As you may have noticed on my HAM website the antenna

MODEL numbers have changed.

The reason is that we had to SEPARATE

The Model number/naming from the Hi-Q-MilitaryAntennas.

The NEW Model name is: PIRANHA!

A very suitable name as we EAT UP the so called screwdriver

Antenna MAKERS CONTRUPTIONS for: Breakfast, = LUNCH= and DINNER!

Also please note that, we for NOW, do not list the Hi-Q-2.5, and Hi-Q-3 antennas.

It is our intention is to SELL the World Wide Marketing Rights for these two excellent Hi-Q antennas, because we are overwhelmed with

The Military antenna sales.

Any questions: Please call Charlie at 951-674-4862

News Release!

As of this day of August 24th, Hi-Q-Antennas (Hi-Q-MilitaryAntennas) are again in full control of Manufacturing, Marketing of ALL of the Hi-Q antenna products.

Please make all Sales and Warranty  request direct to:


The Hi-Q website will reflect all of the changes after my return from vacation end Of September.


73, Charlie Gyenes, W6HIQ

NEW from Hi-Q-Antennas:

HOW GOOD IS a Hi-Q Antenna?

Follow one 24/7/365


As of June 2013 W6HIQ is an official HFN Pilot Station! Under W6HIQ call letters.

I have set up one of the std. Hi-Q-6/160 RT MC-3H HF Mobile antenna on the top of my carport with ONLY an 8’SS whip and NO CapHat. This is to represent an average HF mobile operator’s set up with the Hi-Q-6 mobile antenna.

Purpose: To validate the antenna performance, Radiation Efficiency for the upcoming RT (Rapid Tuning) antenna for our military to do ALE (Automatic

Link Establishment)

BENEFIT to HAM’s: quickly determine the HF Propagation to and from anywhere on our world.


The Radio is a Motorola Micom 3R appx. 125 Watts average on all of the ham bands programmed in for HAM ALE.

The antenna is Pre-Tuned for 3596 kc USB and an LDG Z-11 Pro doing the Re-Tune to the following frequencies:

Freq. in kHz         All USB channels:         HFN



You can follow my transmission on those frequencies typically every HR on each of the HAM ALY frequencies: ON HFLINK.net

Once opened you will see FOUR areas:

LOG In, - A World Google Map, - Network Activities Log-Stations on the Air

And a Call sign Box showing who is-was on the air and WAS HEARD in the last 24 Hrs.

Enlarge the map zoom in So. California, if you wish to see the transmissions from the W6HIQ station from the Temecula California location. Point you curser on the square to ID W6HIQ and or the Receiving station.

The Color of the line will tell you the MUF was at the time of transmission from W6HIQ to; for example on June 15th stn. In Malaysia, YD0XH7, in Florida KJ4AYT, in San Francisco, KQXA and in Sweden SM5RVH has heard AND REPLIED to my stn.

Under severe testing  (Hi-Q-software TORTURE, 135,000 tuning cycles) is the NEW Hi-Q RT (Rapid Tuning) antenna for our military, that will do 3G ALE.

It now tunes from 1.6 to 60 MHz in <700 milli seconds! OR QSY within the band in < 20 ms.

See; Pix of the STN and the Hi-Q-6/160 RT HF Mobile antenna.


Million Mile Hi-Q Antenna
A Hi-Q Antennas Eham Review by Harold KA0SAB


In my past review I wrote how I had over 1 million miles on my 5-80 Antenna,
well as I stated I wrote Charlie to let him know, and he said he would
rebuild it for me at no charge!

He instead sent me a Brand New Piranha for FREE before I even sent him my
old one, just so I would not be with out one, and because I had over a
million miles on it!
 By the time I took the old 5-80 off the Semi, I had 1 million 61,487 miles
on it and still working! I started having a problem about a month ago when I
would get into heavy rain and snow.
That is a lot of use with out a problem!
I looked at other Antenna's, but the prices ranged from $669.00 + mount, to
more for 10-160 for a 3" Tar-heel that would change height to $858.00 3"
Scorpio  that still would change height and has a seal that will go up and
down the out side of the coil tube. That means I would have to clean the out
side of the tube whenever it may have collected any dirt.
The other thing I did not like is when the Antenna changes height what
happens when I get into freezing rain or Ice?
I would have to stop and tap the side of the coil tube to break it off so I
could change bands and take a chance on putting a dent or something in it.
The High-Q stays the same height and is all sealed inside to keep it Clean.
I decided to stay with the Hi-Q and that is when I called Charlie and let me
tell you I am glad I did! He not only stands behind his product, he went
beyond and sent me a new one for free.

I have now had this Antenna on for 2 weeks and it is out performing my old
Hi-Q ant with out a doubt!
I have worked (north west coast of England in a pile up to a gentle man
walking down the beach pulling a wagon he called it a trolly with battery's
radio and 1/4 wave ant with a cap hat to in a pile up, to working Germany
and Italy,France,Tazmania,New Zealand, Africa,Austria, Wales, and many
others on 100 Watts Mobile, in pile ups and getting through, with people
asking me what kind of Amp I am running! NONE!

In summary for $550.00 which is cheaper then the other antennas and to me
better built and will run 10-160,and does not depend on changing height, and
is sealed better. I have had this one on all bands and works GREAT! My
contacts have been made mainly at night and in the early morning hours.
I am looking forward to another Millions miles of trouble free service!
Charlie I can't thank you enough.
I have 2 other ham's that drive for me and will be ordering from Charlie!
In Three month's I will write more on this Antenna and how it is working
out. I will be parking my Truck at field Day this year and using the Piranha
as one of the Antennas, so others can see how well it works. I have run
BB3's and other screw driver Antennas and this is the Best!
Harold KA0SAB

"This Hi-Q-5/80 RT antenna is appx. 7 years old, has 1,061.487 (Yes, one
million +) miles on Harold KA0SAB Harold's
Several different semi's.
Antenna was dis-assembled, cleaned and back in service"!


BREAKTHROUGH in the Hi-Q HF Antenna tuning SPEED!

Tune from 1.8 MHz to 30 MHz
in less than a second!

No more waiting around for your antenna
to catch up with your radio to QSY!

Patent Pending!

We are pleased to announce that the step by step improvement in the Hi-Q HF antenna’s loading coil’s tuning time From 160 M to the 10 M band went from the DC motor tuned time of > 1 minute to STEPPER motor tuning (controlling) To 20 seconds with appropriate software!
Note that the task is to change inductance from appx. 350 uH down to < 1 uH.
That is: move the contactor appx. 12” in vertical distance and maintain accuracy on frequency repeatability within < 1 kc. This was alright, BUT still not fast enough for ALE.

Further development has led to the NEW RT (Rapid Tuning) Hi-Q HF antenna where great improvement in FRICTION and WEIGHT reduction of the Hi-Q Patented loading coil design. By employing Silver plated BRASS balls and Silver plated loading coil wire the combined friction and contactor weight
Has resulted in a 400% reduction in friction and allowing a size 17 stepper motor to do the Rapid Tuning.
The controller used for the RT antenna was developed for the Hi-Q Military Antennas by QCI, it now tunes ...

From 1.8 MHz to 30 MHz in 700 milliseconds!

However the Radio Frequency Propagation does not require an antenna to be tuned from 1.8-30 MHz normally, it is more standard that one change frequency in smaller blocks keeping up with the Day-Night propagation. Being aware of this we make to loading coil contactor to be in the MIDDLE of tunable coil, therefore cutting the tuning speed to HALF! Further to this now one can achieve very fast tuning, for example: Antenna currently tuned to 10 MHz and need to go to 14 MHz the tuning time is 40 ms!

Software developed to remotely tune the frequency range from 1.8-30 MHz allows having over 500
Channels (frequencies) in addition there is 10 channels can be dedicated to discreet frequencies that are NOT accessible to the radio operator to change, Only to the radio shop technician.

The RT antenna is now available, supplied with the NEW stepper motor, QCI controller and software that runs on Windows 7.

Charles M. Gyenes, W6HIQ, HA5CMG and VA7HIQ
RT-RApid Tuning Stepper motor
w/ Cable Assy.
Silver Plated Loading
Hi-Q Emergency Submarine Antennas
w/ RT (Rapid Tuning) Stepper Motors
Hi-Q RT Stepper motor, Cable and
the QCI Stepper Controller
The Hi-Q RT Antenna w/
Stepper motor and lead screw
The QCI Stepper motor controller
running in windows


We pleased to announce a NEW

Hi-Q Ham Radio Mobile antenna:


The PIRANHA is an OMNIVOROUS Hi-Q-5/160 RT Ruggedized antenna that EATS scorpion antennas for BREAKFAST, tarheel antennas for LUNCH and SPITS out hisierra antennas as they are NOT digestible!

Initially it was developed for the US Military with STEPPER motor tuning; now it is with 12VDC motor for the Ham use.

Mechanical dims.: 3” tall, plus whip of your choice

Weight: 8 lbs., BLACK Loading coil, 2” dia. Alu. Mast.

Electrical: same as the Hi-Q-5/160 on our website.

Available in July 2012.

Price: Including WQD, mounting kit: $550.00

Check it out Here! 

Check out the Piranha Antenna Website!

Latest News!
On 12/1/2011  Hi-Q-Military Antennas has submitted the Hi-Q proposal for several HF antennas destined for the ISS. A major Aerospace Company is the prime contractor and Hi-Military Antennas is the subcontractor.
A very challanging program as the antenna will be in SPACE VACUUM  and will be "seeing" a drastic tempreture change of Plus 200 C to Minus 200C in SECONDS!
Charlie Gyenes

Thanks to the GREAT year for the Hi-Q HF Military Antenna sales
We are able to REDUCE the prices on Hi-Q-6 series and the EX models!
As for the past ten years we have been the LEADERS in PERFORMANCE and QUALITY
an an affordable prices.
Further we offer a TWO payment method of antenna package priced over $900.00
Pay a first payment with a check or Paypal of $500.00 pay the balance in within 30 days.
73, Charlie

Thank you!

You made My Year!

2010 was my 10th year of designing, Manufacturing the Hi-Q HF series of Mobile and Fixed stn. Antennas.

The RETURNING and NEW customers have made it the MOST successful and Profitable Year!

To indicate the Ham sales success,( EXCLUDING MIL. Sales)

 just see the USPS, UPS, FedEx shipping cost we had in 2010, that was over $53,000 (compared to the $35,000 in 2009).

This amount is probably more than the entire year’s worth of sale of some of the brand-x makers.

We value the orders from our HAM friends and due to the large orders from the military, we have been able to SET the  prices on many of the Hi-Q antenna versions much lower than any mobile antenna out there: SEE AND COMPARE!

73, Charlie W6HIQ


News Release!


NEW innovation  from Hi-Q-



Introducing  the NEW Hi-Q-Antennas MC-2

 series of HF mobile antenna.

Well-proven design used in the Hi-Q-Military On The Move, NVIS and the submarine antennas, is now available for the HAM HF Mobilers.

NEW changes to the existing Hi-Q Patented RT HF antennas;

NEW Coil housing, minimum RF absorption, Higher Impact resistance

Silver-plated Coil wire

NEW Tuning Disc assembly

Silver plated Brass BALLS, having a lower friction and smoother tuning.

Built more rugged and greater Radiation Efficiency.

Models available at this time:

Hi-Q-4/80 RT MC-2

Hi-Q-4/160 RT MC-2





73, Charlie W6HIQ


NASA has requested Charlie Gyenes of Hi-Q Antennas to continue the development of the HF RADAR antenna for MATISSE.
This will be an Extremely Short HF Tunable antenna mounted on TWO spacecrafts that will be launched into space to land on an Asteroid.

NASA NSPIRES — Action — Participation Confirmation Required

Consultant Charles Gyenes has been assigned to proposal below.


Proposal Title: Matisse: A Multi-frequency Tomography Instrument to explore the Internal Structure of Small-bodies.

Team Member Role: Consultant
Date Added: 08/19/2010


New requirment: For this proposal to be submitted all team members, including collaborators, must establish an organizational relationship online. The process is easy. Logon to the NSPIRES web page and follow the instructions. For step by step instructions you may also go to Http://nspires.nasaprs.com/tutorials/UG_TM_Confirm.pdf


Hi-Q is please to share with you the LATEST development in SPECIALZED NVIS Ground Penetrating HF Radar antennas for NASA’s space project.

Basic antenna specs: each side is 52” long, 4” diameter, tuning range; 3.5 to 30 MHz, .weigh for the one goes in space will be < 10 lbs. 

This and other projects for our military continually provides and advancement of our HAM products.

Despite of the efforts by jealous and envious people to discredit the Hi-Q products, our sales to the HAM community is DOUBLING every year. 


Charlie, W6HIQ

Attention NEW and Past Hi-Q Customers!

NEW Customers:

Please read the TRUTH about the 3905 Vista California antenna shootout on my Hi-Q website. IF you can believe that HAMSTICS or any other contraptions has a better Radiation Efficiency than ANY Hi-Q antenna then please buy one of those and STOP reading.
Otherwise read on and carefully compare ANY Hi-Q product to what is out there.
ASK them to show MEASURED test results of Radiation Efficiency, as THAT is the ONLY thing matters: Radiate that RF or DISSIPATE IT in the antenna!
We are now in the TENTH year of HF antenna design and manufacturing here in California. Our accomplishment is well known in the military, including Land-Sea and Space.

Hi-Q Antenna users:
As you read on, you can see that the Vista shootout results are FAULTY, SLANTED to Damage the Hi-Q antennas ten years worth of Quality and Performance in the HF Mobile use all around the world.

THAT IS: You the (Hi-Q-antenna owner) have an INFERIOR product ACCORDING TO their results that a Hamstick can beat.
Therefore, here is a Hi-Q OFFER: Send your Hi-Q antenna back, exchange it for a better performing Hamstick! (According to their test results)! Ask AA1NZ about this!

ENTER a “QUACK” * Mr. Know it All! K0bg.
He has gone on a rampage to bash the Hi-Q products (he had FOUR of them, written many articles praising them as being the very best for the past six years, now it is ALL BAD)!
One can find these articles in the Google Archives, as he so carefully REMOVED all of the praises from his MEDICINE CHEST known as the k0bg.com website. Replaced it with derogatory statements (without any proof of measured test results, having NONE of the ingredients: Education in the field of HF antenna design and the KNOW-HOW to use test equipment (he has none).

My Definition of a QUACK:
A person who pretends to be an EXPERT of ALL things on all matters BUT he is EXPERT at NONE!

Charlie, W6HIQ

Recently Hi-Q has delivered to NASA a Special NVIS
Antenna for Atmospheric research, we hams should be very interested in this as the Hi-Q Antenna in this configuration will MEASURE the CELING of the IONOSPHERE!

An other more interesting and more complex
Project for a NEWLY developed NVIS antenna for NASA, that will be installed on a SPACECRAFT, to be lunched into space, travel a million kilometers, LAND on an

Abstract: GPR, Ground Penetrating Radar used to determine contact depth to geologic materials underlying deposits.
In other words, we need to know what is that particular ASTEROID made of.
Hey X-brands keep on pushing your contraptions while Hi-Q is designing and developing antennas for EARTH, SEA and SPACE!

News Release 9/09:

Please to announce that we have developed for our military and now available for the HAM community a 5/16 Diameter Tapered Stainless spring steel 8' long Whip with a 3/8-24 SS stud mount whip adapter.
Please go to the Accessories pages and click on 8' SS Whips.

News Release!
We have developed a CONTROLLER for the Hi-Q Military antennas to do ALE.

It will be also applicable to the Ham/Commercial versions of the Hi-Q-6-160 RT MC-4 series (Stepper motor tuned) On the Move (HF Mobile antennas) that is: 
RADIO Independent Control Unit (RICU) 

This small unit will go in line with the COAX Cable and tune the Hi-Q antenna from 1.8 to 30 MHz in less than 10 seconds. Or appx. 1 inch per second Contactor travel. 

We expect these units to in production by the end of this year. 
73’s from the Innovators 

Charlie, W6HIQ 

News Release: June 2009 

We are please to announce that an other major improvement has taken place at Hi-Q-Antennas.

The Hi-Q-4/80 RT and the -4/160 RT antennas are now REPLACED by the NEW and improved MC-1 series HF Mobile, TAD and NVIS antennas. 

The NEW MC-1 series of antennas where developed for the military NVIS portable HF communication use.

These RUGGEDISED versions are utilizing the SPECIALLY developed Hi-Impact, LOW RF absorption BLACK Polycarbonate, DEVELOPED specifically for Hi-Q antennas Loading COIL housings.

ALL INTERNAL components are SILVER plated for the maximum RF transfer and Radiation Efficiency.
We are encouraging all of our potential customers to FIRST investigate and ask questions from the BRAND X makers to disclose the DATA (IF ANYITHING they publish) on their CONTRAPTIONS. 

73,  Charlie W6HIQ

In Production with the NEW Hi-Q HF products specially our STAR seller the Hi-Q-6/-80 and -160 RT MC-3H Ruggedized HF Mobile antenna and the NEW Hi-Q-4/80 and -160 RT MC-1 antennas.

Both the -6 and the -4 antennas are now utilizing the latest development tin Hi-Impact/Modified Polycarbonate BLACK Coil Housing.

It was specially developed for the Hi-Q antennas Specs to demonstrate its capabilities in COMBAT use for our and other foreign militaries.

Additionally the Internal components are SILVER Plated to squeeze out every tenth of a dB having the absolute minimum loading coil loss.

Several Hi-Q products now destined for some very interesting military projects including NEW HF Submarine Emergency and MAST mounted HF Antennas.

Image yourself having the benefit of the Hi-Q antenna development for our and foreign militaries and you are making World Wide QSO’s with the same. 

My personal Thanks to these who have taken advantage of our Holiday Special offer and Thank you in advance in becoming one of our next Hi-Q product user. 

Best 73, Charlie W6HIQ

Attention Customers to be: 

Please note that we ONLY sell the products we design and manufacture:

HF Communication antennas, accessories for Military, Commercial and Ham radio users.

NOT offering GADGETS that sold ONLINE and eBay.

Those you can get from the brand-X makers who simply cannot make it with their CONTRAPTIONS on the market! 

73, Charlie, W6HIQ 



Do not be fooled with statements that the Hi-Q Antennas are TO EXPENSIVE. 
When you look at the SMALLEST and LIGHTEST of
Hi-Q Antennas: Hi-Q-2./80 RT and the Hi-Q-3/80 RT
Both weighing < 4 lbs and has SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE in COMPARISON to the Brand �X CONTRAPTIONS out there.

Look at the features:
A true Centerloaded design,
NO HEIGHT Changes!
NOT A Don Johnson knock OFF!
High �Q� loading coil with Aerospace wire as a sealed unit in a
Modified Hi-Impact Propriety Polycarbonate housing.
Precision German made planetary gearhead drive motor.
Measured radiation Efficiency at 80 M = 3.6, which is equal to over 4 times of power, radiated instead being DISSIPATED in their coil as HEAT!
Base installation kit and WQD included in the LOW price of:


Now go to their website and compare!
Might even ask them to disclose the measured radiation Efficiency of their contraptions!

73, Charlie W6HIQ 

E-mails From IRAQ!

From: "Kitchings GS15 David (CF RCT1 3/6 LEP)"
To: "C.M. Gyenes"
Subject: [U] HI Q IRAQ

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Hello Charlie,

I have been so busy and sorry for the time it took to get these photos. The Marines are beginning to understand more about HF and the interest is increasing. Attached are several photos of the TAD NVIS deployed by the USMC here in IRAQ. I have talked to our battalion commander and he is well aware of your contribution and concern. Please feel free to use the photos in any way you wish. It is a done deal...HI Q is talking in IRAQ! I have not had time to contact anyone else yet, but I hope to get to that soon. How is everything going? I will send some other photos in the next email after this one because it may be too much for one "send"


Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

From: Buzz Loeschman
Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2008 7:02 AM
To: sales@hiqantennas.com
Subject: YI9WV update

Hello Charlie,

My name is Buzz and my call is NI5DX. I am the QSL manager for YI9WV, Kitch, deployed near Fallujah, Iraq.

I wanted to give you an update on Kitch's activities with your antenna. He has been using the TAD exclusively for some time now. His QSO total is over 6000 as I write this and the majority of these are using your antenna and 100 watts of power. Since putting up the TAD his total Qs has increased dramatically. He is/was quite surprised at the ability of the antenna to "hear" as well as it does. He has worked stations on all bands from 80 to 15 meters, with a few contacts on 10 meters, as well. Kitch has continued to work about 90% CW, with some PSK31 in the log also. The large majority of entries in his log are Europeans, but he has had some nice openings to North and South America on most bands, including many US stations working him on 40 meters.

I am attaching a couple of pictures of his antenna setup at the "margarita hooch" as he calls it. This is his operating location when he is in camp, but he operates from outside the camp location with no difficulty by carrying his equipment, including the TAD, in a gun case.

Thanks for making such a fine antenna for portable use. If it were not for the TAD, Kitch could still operate, but it would be much more difficult for him to get everything set up to go. Your antenna makes it very easy for him to get on the air quickly and with a minimum of effort in assembling his station.

Feel free to use this email and/or the pictures on your website.



(PS: I am thinking about a TAD, as I like to operate from some IOTA spots nearby and a lighthouse close to my QTH. Seems the TAD would be perfect for my use, as well.)

From: "Kitchings GS15 David (CF RCT1 3/6 LEP)" <david.kitchings@cf.mnf-wiraq.usmc.mil>
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2008 10:39 AM
To: "C.M. Gyenes" <sales@hiqantennas.com>
Subject: [U] Emailing: HI Q USMC IRAQ 001

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Here is the On The Move HI Q from a field unit I worked with. I have
more photos and will try to find them now and sent them.
10,000 QSO's now on your little TAD!
David WD6V YI9WV

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

(Click for Larger version) 

Hi-Q-Antenna's doing it's part: Supporting our Men and Woman in Iraq and elsewhere by
donating Hi-Q HF Mobile and NVIS antennas for greatly improved HF Communication.



 The KING Surrounded by QUEENS!
The NEW HI-Q-Antenna Family

From the Hi-Q-4/80 to the Hi-Q-5/160 all have a 2 ft STAINLESS STEEL mast below the coil. Coil caps are base plug Aircraft aluminum .

The Hi-Q-5/80 Marine and 5/-160 Marine is available in ALL Stainless Steel!

Also at NO INCREASE in Price!

Antennas from Left to Right:
  1. Hi-Q-5/160 RT All stainless steel
  2. Hi-Q-5/160 RT Alum. with SS lower mast
  3. Hi-Q-5/80 RT All stainless steel
  4. Hi-Q-5/80 RT Alum. with ss lower mast
  5. Hi-Q-5/160 RT with Stepper motor drive
    ( controller is available soon for all versions of stepper drive.)
  6. Hi-Q-5/160 RT Stepper motor drive
  7. Hi-Q-5/160 RT Stepper motor drive
 Hi-Q-Antenna Accessories

Click Photo to Enlarge

See our Accessories page for more info.

Update: April 02 2008
NEW Product from Hi-Q-Antennas,


Hi-Q-6/80 RT -MC

The NEW Hi-Q DC motor Controller.
Developed for the USMC HF  antennas, now available to the HAM community.

The Innovators!

Announcing the "EB" (Egg Beater) CapHat!

Due to its LARGE Capture Area In comparison to a 3' long whip installed on the Hi-Q-5/80 RT antenna the following IMPROVEMENT was measured on the HP VNA.

Frequency Product Net Freq KC Improvement
On the VNA Over the 3' whip
3.560 3' whip 3.560 0
3.210 Hi-Q Std Caphat 3.210 350
2.790 EB-4 (4 lobes) 2.790 770
2.660 EB-8 (8 lobes) 2.660 900
2.340 EB-8 + 3' whip 2.340 1,220

Please note that the 3' whip length is chosen to  maintain the overall Hi-Q- Antenna height of 6'.

When an other 3' whop was installed on the TOP of the

EB-8 CapHat, then having an overall antenna height would be 9' and further improvement is realized.

This method of adding whip length to the top of the EB-4 or EB-8 to achieve the 13'6" limit great improvement can be measured.

So what will it buy for ANY HF mobile antenna?

You can "SEE" the difference by setting the resonance to a given low band frequency, example; 3.900 kc, count the NUMBER of turns of the EXPOSED (active) TURNS with your existing whip length. Then install an EB-4 or EB-8 and count again the EXPOSED TURNS!

WOW! MANY turn less at the SAME frequency resonance.

Which then translates to LESS coil wire resistance and GREATER RE, (Radiation Efficiency).

Priceing: EB-4 $75.00

EB-8 $85.00

Plus S&H of $7.50

This is all great! But while you are trying to improve your OLD CONTRAPTION by the Brand X makers, why not go for the GOLD Standard:

A Hi-Q-HF Mobile antenna!

73, from the Innovators!

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Attention Hi-Q Customers!

Update: 3/2/08

Hi-Q Antennas Co. is developing a NEW HF Emergency Submarine antenna externally mounted on a Friendly nation�s submarine.

It will be self-contained with built in controller for either DC or Stepper motor drives. Only the RF cable will be connected the Hull Penetrating connector.

 Hi-Q has developed the mounting and Quick Install/Removal hardware for this antenna for the submarine�s fin.

The Hi-Q HF antenna products has been widely accepted as the Highest Radiation Efficiency RF Radiator, being remotelly Tunable from 2-30 MHz. It is an Extremely Short monopole antenna with a 1 kW power input.

Hi-Q Antennas has several on going HF Submarine antenna up-grade projects in various stages.

July 2008 we will give a presentation on Efficient HF Submarine Antennas

At the IEEE Antennas and Propagations World Wide Conference, URSI.

Please contact for details and questions on your EXTREAME SHORT HF

Antenna needs.

Charles M. Gyenes


Attention Hi-Q Customers!

Update: 12/26/07

We now have part of the Hi-Q website dedicated to your unique Hi-Q Antenna installation.

This is to share your ideas with others to come, as there are hundreds of vehicle types and all are different.

Send 3 photos with caption with it and your call letters, this will be posted on the Hi-Q website under: Installation Ideas

After a while you have used the Hi-Q antenna we would like to have a feed back on its PERFORMANCE, QUALITY and the Hi-Q Customer Service.

This can be your choice of forum like the eham.net or direct mail to Hi-Q-Antennas.

 All I ask is that if for some reason you are not satisfied LET ME BE the FIRST to hear about it before you go to the WORLD and if I DID NOT give you satisfaction, yes then let the WORLD know! As you may know that, many forums are only ONE SIDED and not FAIR and BALANCED!

73, Charlie, W6HIQ

Hi-Q-NEWS Release 11/07

The NEW Hi-Q-6/2-30HF Submarine antenna has proven to be substantionally better than the Hi-Q-5/2-30 HF submarine antenna! Although it is 4 inches shorter than the -5 antenna, being ONLY 50" tall the Radiation Efficiency is many dBi better than expected.

It has been under test for over 4 mos. Mounted on a large Dodge Van for imitation of a submarine sail.

On the Air test is mostly on 1.800 to 2.000 MHz and 3.600 to 4.000 MHz with either an Icom Pro II. Or a Mobat Micom-2R transceivers with less than 100 watt RF output.

Voice communication on the 160 M band up to 2000-mile radius was achieved and on the 80 M band the Pacific Rim countries and to the US east cost war regularly done at the appropriate times of the day.

Several times the South African station, ZS6CCY was heard on 3.795 MHz, but was not possible to penetrate the huge pile up of stations calling him.

We are very proud of this Extreame Short HF antenna and we are considering a Ham/Commercial version to be released early next year.

Charles M. Gyenes, W6HIQ, HA5CMG

New from Hi-Q, 10/22/07

We are now delivering the long awaited Hi-Q BASE FoldOver and the Whip FoldOver. The Hi-Q Base FoldOver is 2" dia. 7075-T6 alum. with 3/8-24 stainless steel stud and 3/8-24 threaded hole for mounting it. The Hi-Q Whip FoldOver is Navy Brass, Silverplated combination of FoldOver and WQD. It also has a 3/8-24 SS stud and 3/8 hole for the whip or Hi-Q CapHat. Please go to the Accessories page for photos.

73, Charlie, W6HIQ

Free Silver Plated WQD!
As of 09/2007 ALL of the Hi-Q HF Mobile antennas will have the Hi-Q WQD installed at NO EXTRA COST! If you need extra Top's please order it from the accessories page.

73, Charlie, W6HIQ

The NEW Hi-Q-5/80 RT-H

While the brand X makers turn the handle to churn out more contraptions we have designed a new highly efficient tunable centerloaded vertical for you.
Please check out the news section for full specs.

73, Charlie, W6HIQ

NEW from Hi-Q!

Since mid December of �06 the development and testing the Hi-Q-5/2-30 OE-1538 HF Submarine antenna has convinced us to release the HAM version of this great performing EXTREME SHORT HF remotely tunable antenna with the ham designation of: Hi-Q-5/160 RT EX.

This is the famous antenna that was used to make several QSO�s with Bill, ZS6CCY in South Africa on 3793 kc early this year, from Southern California.

The way I�d like to put it: PUTTING MILEAGE on the antenna!

The Ham version has an option to add a long whip or attach a long wire to further improve the RE (Radiation Efficiency)
Physical size; 54� tall, 5� dia. loading coil remotely tunable from 1.8 MHz to 30 MHz. Can easily camouflaged where CC&R�s are rigid.

Other details available at your request.

See pix of it on the Mil website in BLUE.
73, Charlie, W6HIQ

Hi-Q Antenna specs have changed -- The Hi-Q HF antennas have been redesigned and will now come with a 2 ft undermast. The impact in performance is neglectible, A/B measurements did show no change in performance @ 80 meter.  We will update the specifications in the antenna specs shortly.

73, Charlie

SUCCESSFUL TEST WITH U.S. NAVY -- The Hi-Q HF-5/SEA antenna was successfully tested on the US Navy�s Special COMBATANT Craft in Norfolk VA. This special craft is operated by the Special Operation forces and the Navy Seals. This HF antenna was specially designed for adverse operating conditions and to with stand up to 20 Gs on rough seas.

In Philadelphia, at the NAVSEA Warfare Center, the Hi-Q-5/OE-1538 HF antenna was demonstrated for the US Submarines HF antenna upgrades. This 54 inch tall antenna must operate from 2 MHz to 30 MHz, be CONTINOUSLY Tunable and take up to a kW power input. Between December '06 and March '07, I have had this Engineering Prototype submarine antenna placed on the test stand at my W6 QTH and have worked ZS6CCY three times on 3798 +/- longpath, all QSOs confirmed by Bill via e-mail! The Hi-Q-5/OE-1538 HF antenna's Radiation Efficiency has surpassed the currently used HF antennas on our submarines by double digit dBs (specs are classified).

See pix and more on this on the Hi-Q-Military Antennas website. I expect to have a HAM version of this Extreme Short HF antenna within the next few months on the Hi-Q-Ham website.

73, Charlie