REP Design LLC
"What's New" Page
This is where we list new products & product changes, and changes to this web site.
June 10, 2013 ** MOVING - please note delays in shipping until July 31, 2013
We are moving to a new home 40 miles away and as a result of moving everything, including my shop, I have to stop making products until the move is completed in mid July 2013. I expect to be able to begin production the last week in July and start shipping on July 31. I can ship antenna bases and parts that I have in stock in about a week.
I can still take orders via the website and will make and ship them in the order in which they are received. You can EMAIL me to inquire about shipping your particular items.
Please note that for right now EMAILING is best, as voice mails to my office phone may take a few days to return. I check EMail multiple times a day. Thanks for your patience!
Aug. 13, 2012 **product changes
I have added a new DISCONTINUED PRODUCTS page to summarize the changes to my products. My UHAM-150 & 200 products are being discontinued as normal products but can be custom ordered at a higher price. Other products are no longer available, as listed on the Discontinued Products page.
June 21, 2012 **new travel plans for early July
I will be out of the office from June 28 to July 9 and will be checking email daily and office voice mail every day or two, but will not be shipping orders during this period. If you have any questions please call or email me . My SHIPPING DELAYS web page has my current travel and order shipping schedule. Thanks for your patience!
May 13, 2012 **delayed trip plans - normal shipping May-June
I had planned to be gone from late May into July but I've changed my plans and will likely not be gone until July or August. Therefore, I will be SHIPPING UNDER NORMAL SCHEDULE during the rest of May and June. If you want to confirm my current shipping schedule and stock, anytime, please CONTACT DICK . Thanks to all of my customers who ordered things over the past two months for their patience!! You can also check my SHIPPING DELAYS web page. I am now completely caught up on the backlog of orders. 73, Dick, N7EMW.
Apr. 22, 2012 **new Shipping Delays page + In Memory of Sandra A. Post
I've just added a new web page, SHIPPING DELAYS , which lets you know if I'm currently experiencing or expect future delays in shipping my products. This page also describes my "normal" shipping schedule.
Please note that I will NOT be shipping anything between about May 15 and July 15, 2012, as I will be out of state on a long driving trip across the country. When I return I'll be back to my normal shipping schedule as soon as possible, depending on the number or orders I receive when gone. During this period I WILL BE getting emails and every couple days I or the person watching my shop will check my business voice mail. So rest assured I will not be out of touch! I can refund any orders during this time if you can not wait.
In fact I will have my mobile station with me and will be accessing email many times a day on my Android phone - email me for a QSO scheudule on just about any band from 160m to 70cm.
As some of you know, my loving wife Sandy passed away on March 12 after 8 years of treatment for ovarian cancer. For all but the past few months she had a very active, creative and full life and no one would have known she had been on chemo for the past four years. After surgery and an initial 6 months on a chemo trial in 2004, she had four years of remission, something most women with this terrible disease aren't lucky enough to experience. Some information on her life can be found at http://www.dellavecchiafh.com/sitemaker/sites/DellaV1/obit.cgi?user=594179Post .
Her passing is why I had a month plus delay in shipping products that were ordered in February and March. When she went into the hospital unexpectedly in February, and hospice in March, I stayed with her 24/7 so of course it then becomes difficult to ship things! Thanks to my customers who were very patient during this period!!!! 73 to Sandy.
Oct. 21, 2011 **Powder Coated Paint Change
Please note we have changed our "standard" powder coated paint lineup, although all of our old colors are still available. For all orders starting in October 2011, our standard powder coat colors will be:
- Semi-Gloss Black - replaces our "matte black" - is 60% gloss, slightly smoother and more reflective than our "matte black" (30% gloss with slight "matte" texture).
- High Reflective White - same color as before.
- Clear Coat - same as before.
PLEASE NOTE: We have not yet changed all of our WEB SITE powder coat finish ORDER BUTTONS to show these changes so if you order MATTE BLACK you will get SEMI-GLOSS BLACK, unless you NOTIFY US at the same time you place the order..
You can still order our old colors but please note there might be a three week or so delay. We have had to make this change due to ever increasing powder coat supplier costs and made a deal with our powder coat shop to keep the prices the same or only slightly higher, if we utilize the black color that is their standard production run - matte black is not a standard run for them but our new semi-gloss is. While both black colors look great and have the same long-term durability in all kinds of weather, we prefer the new semi-gloss slightly more since it is slightly more shiny! It's just a matter of taste. We had been using matte black over the past four years, but "continuous improvement" is our motto!
Please check out examples and more information about our new and old powder coat finishes, with a nice comparison of our old and new black colors: Product Finishes
If you have any questions please CONTACT US .
Aug. 7, 2011
I've just finished the NEW pickup truck bed stake pocket mounts web page - check it out: BKT-SPocket-3x6 $ 3x8 . Have already been shipping and now can be ordered directly from this web page. I'm getting back to finishing the rest of the web page updates, something that has taken me longer than expected.....product shipping takes priority!
Aug. 1, 2011
I've just uploaded our latest PRICE LIST & PRODUCT FLYER , and the AMB-Bkt-1-T MANUAL , the SHD version of our smaller L antenna bracket. Have gotten behind on the web site updates, namely for the brand new CLAMP-250 System and STAKE POCKET MOUNTS (BKT-SPocket's). Instead of doing the web site I've been working hard on some potential new products and basically making and selling our products - this has been our best year so far! We're now in our 5th year of business!
May 21, 2011 **NEW clamp-on and bolt-on SHD antenna / mast mount
I just started the brand new web page for our latest mounting system, the CLAMP-250 . This is build like a tank and will fit just about any HF/V/UHF mobile antenna up to large HF screwdriver/motorized antennas with a base diameter up to 3 inches, AND, it will even fit masts up to 2 inches in OD for supporting light weight antenna systems!
The CLAMP-250 will CLAMP-ON or BOLT-ON to your surface, and can be mounted VERTICALLY or HORIZONTALLY!
This is a customizable, interchangelable and upgradable mounting system for railings, wood posts, metal and wood fences, building ladders and even RV ladders! One absolutely unique feature, is that one of the brackets will TILT the same antennas and masts from vertical (0 degrees) uo to 17 degrees, to clear roofs overhanging deck railings, for example. Check it out by clicking on the link above and if you'd like more information please CONTACT US . The web page is just being started but HOPEFULLY will be completed by June 1.
The CLAMP250 is ready to SHIP NOW.
I'd like to hear from you if you have any comments, even if you're not interested in buying! Dick has spent a good part of the past two months designing, developing and testing the new system. Finally it's done!
April 9, 2011 **Major website update continues
I just finished updating and adding some hardware to the Parts page.
April 1, 2011 **Major website update continues
I just made major additions to the Connectors & Cables and Antenna Extensions pages. Happy April 1st!
Mar. 29, 2011 **Major website update continues
I streamlined the BKT-NissanTrac 1-4 web page which is now just a short summary of the four Nissan models and lists compatible antennas for you to select which model you need. Now, this general page links to the "standard" and "HF hd" detailed pages that you order from (before the streamlining this one page had all of the Nissan information and after my reviewing it I realized it's way too long). "Continuous improvement"! I'm trying to make the web pages as user friendly as possible, yet provide all of the details so you know in advance what you are actually getting!
Our products have multiple options and are user customizable for specific needs, hence this makes our web site more complicated than if we made one product that "fit every need" - there is no such thing in the antenna mount business! We also didn't want to be like some web sites that barely provide any information but at first glance seem to be very simple - on these sites do you really know exactly what you're getting? If you ever have any problems figuring out the web pages, or suggestions, please contact Dick at CONTACT US. Thanks.
You will see a similar streamlining format for our other very long web pages that show multiple products, over the next couple of weeks after which I hope to have this current anual major web update actually done! Happy viewing. Also just streamlined the "L Antenna Mounts " page from one long page, to a summary page + 3 detailed/ordering pages. Check it out, let me know what you think.
Mar. 27, 2011 **Major website update continues
The BKT-NissanTrac 1-4 web page has just been completely updated. I've added all of the new combinations of options with ordering buttons. Folks, there's a lot of options for mounting a wide range of HF/V/UHF antennas with SLIDE-IN, NO HOLES DRILLED, antenna brackets and mounts for Nissan Titan and Frontier pickups, all years with the fractory utility track. If you're not sure what you need, CONTACT US and tell me what truck model you have and what antenna(s) you would like to mount. If you order three or more items there is a significant shipping discount > CONTACT US for a quick quote.
Mar. 23, 2011 **New Product Flyer
Check out our brand new Product Flyer , that provides a quick summary with snapshot images of everyting we sell. You can view this online or dowload/print a PDF version.
Mar. 18 , 2011 **Major website update continues
The BKT-HondaRL page has just been updated to include our new antenna bases and specific options that fit these two models of "multiple antenna" brackets that look "factory installed" and provide a simple BOLT ON installation for Honda Ridgeline pickups. We also added ordering buttons for Canadian customers. These brackets also ship world wide.
Mar. 12, 2011 **Major website update continues
I've been updating several pages with some additional information. As mentioned earlier, please note that some shipping costs have been increased slightly, while a few have been reduced if we are able to use some of the newer "flat rate" boxes. Some USPS shipping rates went up at the end of 2010 and a few of our supplier costs have also risen, therefore, we've had to make some changes. However, only in a couple cases have we had to increase any product costs.
For some of our clamp and "L" bracket mounts, we REDUCED the price as we now make them available without any antenna base , which helps those who already have a base that will fit our standard 3/4 inch diameter hole. We added two new bases a couple months ago, the "VersaBase" and "WiFi Kit", and now make all of our compatible bases available on other mounts and if ordered with a mount we've substantially reduced their shipping cost for all customers, including Canadian and International.
Mar. 9, 2011 **Major website update continues
I've just completed an extensive update on our "L" bracket type mounts, with all of our latest interchangeable antenna bases and options. Our newest "L" mount, AMB-Bkt-Mast-D2.0, can support up to three mobile antennas with optional brackets, for top of mast mounting! Very Unique! Check it out at Antenna L Mounts .
Mar. 6, 2011 **Major website update continues
You be interested in the following updates completed today: PRODUCT GUIDE (version 3/5/11), xxxx
Mar. 4 2011 **New Price List (3/5/11)
I've just uploaded the current PRICE LIST in PDF format, which can be viewed or downloaded. Please note that I've had to change some shipping prices and a few product prices. Not all of the Price List changes are on the product web pages yet as I'm working on all of these now and hope to complete everything well before the end of this month. In the meantime, I will offer you the LOWEST of the prices on the Price List (March 5, 2011) vs. web page. If you are not sure what the price would be, simply CONTACT ME for a fast quote.
There have been some shipping cost increases from the Post Office and I actually REDUCED shipping on some items, especially internationally, as I've tried to better configure which boxes I use to ship. I reduced the price on some of my mounts that can use my interchangeable antenna bases, as these mounts can now be ordered without any base or with some or all of my now SEVEN different antenna bases. I had to raise the price of a couple products as my supplier costs went up substantially on these.
Mar. 4 2011 **Major website update continues
The Antenna Bases page is NOW COMPLETED with updated information, photos and ordering buttons for all bases including the new ones. If you order antenna bases with any of our compatible mounts we include a shipping discount - to order with our mounts please do so on the MOUNT PAGE (some are in the process of being updated but you will be given the discount). You can order any antenna base without our mounts by going to the Antenna Bases page. For a list of antenna base compatibility with our mounts, please see the "Antenna Bases Options" column on our PRODUCT GUIDE .
Mar. 2 2011 **Major website update continues
We have just finished and published major updates to our CLAMP-150, clamp to anything, antenna mount. We include more photos, information on all of our now seven (7) antenna bases, including one for BuddipoleTM antennas and computer WiFi panel antennas for picking up public WiFi routers hundreds of feet up to a few miles away - we tested this with the antenna shown on the CLAMAP-150 page.
We have also updated and included ALL of our Antenna Bases , with never before listed bases, updated descriptions, prices and new photos. The only thing left is to publish the ordering buttons, which are being tested. I wanted you to see the new bases we now have, which are all shipping. The buttons are expected to be done March 4. Questons or to order in the meantime? > CONTACT US .
We will continue to publish updates to our web pages every day or so, until they're all finished. CHECK BACK HERE OFTEN to see if we've updated something you may be interested in!
Feb. 28, 2011 **UPLOADED LATEST MANUALS
The update continues! The following have been updated - click on the links to go to those pages:
Manuals Downloads - added current versions and many new ones. Only a couple more to go.
Feb. 25, 2011 ==> STARTED "ANNUAL" MAJOR WEB SITE UPDATE
Our "annual" major web site update is now underway. We are updating many of our product pages, to include several new antenna bases, connectors and provide additional information on our many of our products. This will continue into March, so check this "Whats New" page periodically to keep track of what we've done. Please note that we are changing a few of our product prices and shipping costs. The following is a summary of the changes just published today - please note that not all prices and products are updated yet on the web site:
Product Guide & Price List - recently updated with current information. The Product Guide now includes which of our many antenna bases are compatible with our mounts.
Home Page - major update with new product summary images, and now includes ALL of our new and existing products.
BKT-ToyotaTrac-1 - our slide-in mount for Toyota Tacoma pickups. This has been selling for many months but only now have we completed this web page!
Check back in the next few days as we continue to update the various web pages - will be listed here when completed.
Jan. 5, 2011 ==> **Updated Price List & Guide**
I just updated the PRICE LIST (5 Jan. 2011 version) for viewing and downloading/printing. During mid January you will see some significant updates on our products and newest accessories, which are now shipping but are not all listed on the web site!
Dec. 11, 2010 ==> **Updated Price List & Guide; "WiFi Kit" now shipping**
I just updated the PRICE LIST and PRODUCT GUIDE (12 December 2010 versions) for viewing and downloading/printing, which now list the BRAND NEW "WiFi Kit" for mounting many outside mounted panel and other gain type WiFi antennas - full 3D antenna aiming!
Nov. 28, 2010 ==> **Updated Price List & Guide; VersaBase for Buddipole now shipping**
I just updated the PRICE LIST and PRODUCT GUIDE for viewing and downloading/printing, which now list the BRAND NEW "VersaBase" for BuddipoleTM dipole antennas - available as one of the four standard bases with our CLAMP-150 mount, AMB-Bkt-1 "L" bracket and separately as one of our unique ANTENNA BASES . Check it out! Photos are also on the Buddipole Yahoo Group Photos page as an album titled "1_clamp to anything mount" (on the first page of the Photos page).
Oct. 29, 2010 ==> **CLAMP150 Buddipole base now ready**
The new base for the Buddipole VersaTeeTM is NOW READY. This fits ANY CLAMP-150 mount and is interchangeable with our other bases (NMO, SO239/PL259, 3/3/8x24 stud). Dick has just posted photos of the final version at CLAMP150 . Ordering buttons will be on the web site in mid November but you can order (November shipping) one now or request additional information: CONTACT US . Trip photos with this new travel antenna system will be posted in November.
Oct. 24, 2010 ==> **CLAMP150 fits inside Mini Buddipole bag**
I just posted photos showing the Mini Buddipole bag with an entire Mini Buddipole system with 20 feet of Buddipole coax AND the CLAMP-150 mount with new prototype BUD Adapter. The bag fits an ENTIRE ANTENNA SYSTEM WITH MOUNT! This one "go bag" allows you to carry everthing for mounting a Buddipole dipole horizontally or vertically with their VersaTee, and clamping the entire system to a railing, chair, bench, table, guard rail or any horizontal, slanted or vertical surface up to 9 inches thick. Check out the new photos at CLAMP150 . More photos and information coming!
Oct. 20, 2010 ==> **updated Price List and Product Guide & new Product Selection Assistance form**
Check out or latest Price List and Product Guide . They have just been updated for Fall 2010. MORE NEW ITEMS are coming in late 2010, stay tuned (pun intended....).
We just added a Product Selection Assistance form if you would like us to suggest which products and accessories will work for your situation. If we do not believe that any of our products will work for your situation, we will tell you honestly and if we can we will suggest who may be able to help you. We STRIVE for the BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE!
Oct. 19, 2010 ==> **new BuddipoleTM antennas clamp mount**
We've just added a new version of our "clamp-to-anything" mount ("CLAMP-150-BUD ") to support BuddipoleTM and BudditickTM antennas. For product details, photos and to order , click > CLAMP-150 Mounts. The "BUD" version should be ready to order in late November 2010. The "BUD" version simply adds an adapter base that is interchangeable with any of our other bases, and can be used even on CLAMP-150 mounts purchased earlier. Since May we're been shipping products out the door, adding a few new products and accessories and the time is now to get these onto our web site.
May 4, 2010 ==> **Photo Gallery Completed**
WOW, FINALLY, Dick has completed the Photo Gallery! This includes product, REP Design shop and customer photos, now with labels and photo information!
I'd be happy to add additional customer photos that you send me. The Photo Gallery provides MANY (hundreds) of photos in addition to what you seen on our main web pages. It has an interactive slide show and ability to enlarge the photos. You can rate the photos and leave comments. Thanks for looking!
April 15, 2010 ==> **New Web Site Completed**
WOW, FINALLY, Dick has completed a re-write of this entire web site! You may have been wondering when this would happen, as based on my comments below from earlier months it looked like it would have been done sooner! Hopefully you will find it much easier to find ALL of our products, since we now provide links to all products on the left side and bottom of all web pages, and also on our Home Page which also has snapshot images of our products for quick viewing.
I thought this day would never come, and by sheer chance it was completed on "tax day" in the United States. We have spent the past several months grouping our various products into "easy to find" groups, adding many new product listings, preparing a new Product Guide for selecting our products that meet your mobile/fixed base/stationary mobile/QRP-portable antenna setup, and preparing a new short-form Price List. The Product Guide and Price List can be viewed, downloaded and printed. We also added a brand new Photo Gallery (completed but need to upload a lot more photos...) that should make it easier to find product photos taken by us, and includes photos of our customers' installations (only with their permission!). As before, you can view and download (no charge) our Product Manuals , before or after you buy.
Our Canadian and International customers will note that we have entirely changed how we calculate shipping - we now charge a set shipping cost for EACH product (like we do for United States customers). This has allowed us to SUBSTANTIALLY reduce our shipping costs for SMALL ITEMS, by 50% or so, for shipments outside of the U.S. - see SHIPPING.
We have continued our "Quantity Discount ", for orders of three (3) or more items ("mix and match") shipped to a single address.
We just released our brand new Toyota Tacoma slide-in antenna mount, check it out!
If you have any questions, suggestions or see any problems with our new web site, please let me know > CONTACT US . I've tested all "140 or so" PayPal buttons and proof read the pages to hopefully reduce the chance for errors. As always, this web site will be updated as new information or products come in....and to fix any typos/erros that just might appear......
March 7, 2010
I've just started a MAJOR update to my web site. You may have noticed some formatting changes already! Just today I set up a Photo Gallery for viewing our product and customer photos. This is interactive and allows you to view snapshot images and enlarge each one, and view each "photo album" as a slide show. You can also "rate" the photos. Let me know what you think (CONTACT US ). I've only added three products to test it out, but this will eventually replace most of the photos on our web site to make the various product pages quicker to read. This major web site update will be mostly complete (I'm HOPING!!) by mid/late March, and has actually been a "planned" project since late last year - too many products to add, too little time....until now!
March 1, 2010
I've just completed a COMPLETE Products Guide and Price List, for ALL of our products - many of which are not yet on our web site but can be ordered now. The web site is undergoing a major revision and should be completed this month - long time work in progress! You can view and download the PRICE LIST and PRODUCTS GUIDE, by clicking > GUIDE & PRICING. The GUIDE is a great place to start learing about all or our products, many of which are brand new - includes snapshot images, brief descriptions and a chart showing which of our products will work with your mobile amateur, CB, commerical or, yes, WiFi, antenna. The PRICE LIST also includes brief product descriptions and prices - please note that we provide DISCOUNTS for three or more items; to inquire about this click > CONTACT US or QUOTE FORM, for a speedy, helpful and friendly reply.
December 2, 2009
I just uploaded the UPDATED instructions for the BKT-NissanTrack slide-in antenna mount for Nissan Titan and Frontier pickups. We now have FOUR versions of this product for BOTH Nissan pickups and a new SHD mount for the largest HF screwdriver / motorized antennas - will now fit the Hi Q Antennas "ruggedized" series 5 & 6 and Scorpion Antennas models and essentially any mobile antenna with a base diameter up to 4 inches! The download a PDF of the instructions, click > PRODUCT MANUALS , and select the "BKT-NissanTrac-(1-4)". Have another type of pickup with a similar slide-in bed accessory track? CONTACT US if you'd like to have us build a new version for your make and model of truck!
Also just uploaded is our LATEST (12/1/09) Products List and Selection Guide. This includes expanded information that helps select which of our products will work for you, by type of antenna (HF, CB, VHF, UHF, GMRS, Shakespeare spring base, Shakespeare 16-32 ft. verticals and WiFi). To view or download the PDF, click > CATALOG & GUIDES .
November 18, 2009
We have just added an "E-Mail List Request" link for anyone who would like to be on our email list or receive by email our current product catalogs and product selection lists; click > E-Mail List Request . Please note that we NEVER sell your email or name to anyone! We only email you periodic information about our products.
We have just finished new products which will be added to our web site about Dec. 1. These include: (1) three new slide-in antenna mounting brackets for Nissan Titan and Frontier pickups for antennas from CB to VHF to large HF screwdriver and motorized antennas, (2) new mounts for horizontal AND vertical surfaces for Scorpion Antennas HF screwdriver antennas, Hi Q Antennas "ruggedized/military" HF motorized antennas (Series 5 & 6), and (3) new mounts for horizontal AND vertical surfaces for the Shakespeare military spring base, that fits the Shakespeare 16 ft. and 32 ft. vertical whips (with and without an SGC autotuner!) and the Hi Q Antennas "ruggedized/military" HF motorized antennas (Series 5 & 6). If you would like information and pricing now, please click > CONTACT US.
October 19, 2009
You may have noticed a different look to our web site, hopefully for your ease and efficiency of viewing our web site. We've added a LOT of NEW products, including two mounts for computer WiFi long distance antennas. For the first time we added a Products Selection Guide , to help you determine which of our products will fit your type of antenna, and whether they will work fixed base or mobile. We'd appreciate any comments you may have about our products or updated web site, click > FEEDBACK . Thanks for viewing!
For those with web browsers that do not show all of our photos (some are viewable and others are not; we use Internet Explorer 7 and "Site Studio"), we have provided a downloadable and viewable PDF version of our PRODUCTS & ORDERING web page, which summarizes all of our products with photos, click > CATALOG & GUIDE .
August 23, 2009
I've streamlined the HOME and PRODUCTS pages with a new Product Selection Guide and less cluttered appearance to simplify your viewing experience. The CLAMP-200 page was also updated to better illustrate this very unique and versatile mounting system. I've include THREE NEW POTENTIAL PRODUCTS, click > PROTOTYPES. We're also now on Twitter to provide another means to communicate our updates and new products,(http://twitter.com/REPDesignLLC).
July 27, 2009
I've just added the detailed and very informative installation manual for the new CLAMP-200 heavy-duty clamp-on mobile antenna mount, which includes the installation of CLAMP options. The CLAMP200 mounts WITHOUT DRILLING to RV, travel trailer and building ladders, railings and some fences. It's also great for antenna restricted neighborhoods and EMCOMM use. The manual can be viewed or downloaded at: PRODUCT MANUALS .This new product allows you to mount small VHF to even LARGE HF mobile antennas. With the optional second antenna bracket you can cover all of HF through 70cm with a compact and very sturdy antenna mount.. VERY UNIQUE - nothing else is like it.
July 20, 2009
I've just added the new CLAMP-150 "clamp to anything" installation manual, which includes the installation of CLAMP options. This can be viewed or downloaded at: PRODUCT MANUALS .This new product allows you to mount almost any H/V/UHF mobile antenna to a railing, fence, table, guard rail, chair....you name it! With the optional second antenna bracket you can mount a multi band HF and V/UHF antenna to cover all of HF through 70cm. VERY UNIQUE - nothing else is like it. This replaces a tripod and mast for portable antenna mounting, and can even be left up as a "permanent" mount in antenna or deed restricted neighborhoods. Also great fas a travel and QRP antenna base.
May 31, 2009
Well folks, I've FINALLY COMPLTED updated pricing, descriptions, photos and ordering buttons for all of our new products! Took a lot of time but now it's done. If you have any questions please contact me.
We have added a QUANTITY DISCOUNT PROGRAM, which is available for all of our products. If you order three (3) or more of our products ("mix and match"), we will provide a discount on shipping and/or the cost of the items. For a quick quote, please fill out our NEW quotes form; click > QUOTES FORM.
We also have a NEW PACKAGE DISCOUNTS program, for our brand new CLAMP150 and CLAMP200 , "clamp to anything" antenna mounts. They were first shown at the Dayton Hamvention a couple of weeks ago. One of our customers has mounted this new Tarheel Model 100 to the CLAMP150, on his deck railing, as he lives in a deed restricted area.
May 7, 2009
I've just uploaded our latest downloadable catalog of all our products (click > PRODUCT CATALOG ). This includes the release of our largest number of new products to date!
Several of our products will be for sale and the first showing of our NEW PRODUCT LINE, "CLAMP" clamp-to-anything mounts, will be on display at the Dayton Hamvention at the West Mountain Radio booth. There will also be a photo slide show of all our products with example installations by us and our customers. Check them out! 73.
May 3, 2009
Well folks, I've FINALLY gotten pretty much a full listing of all of our current products, as listed on our HOME PAGE and (click >) PRODUCTS & ORDERING page, with links to the detailed pages. I still need to add some of the pricing and rest of the detailed information, but EVERYTHING LISTED is READY FOR SALE - if there isn't an "Order Button" yet and you would like more information or to buy now, please contact me, click > CONTACT US. I still need to add some recent customer photos and comments - thanks.
April 30, 2009
We've added the following new products with pricing and ordering information, for the brand new "clamp to anything" antenna mounts (CLAMP-150 and CLAMP-200) and small antenna brackets and options for our CLAMP and BKT lines of antenna mounts and brackets. For a summary of these and all of our products, with links to the detailed pages with photos and for ordering, click > PRODUCTS & ORDERING .
Our products will be on display and for sale at the West Mountain Radio booths at the 2009 Dayton Hamvention - click > HAMVENTIONS . A printable catalog is also in the works, and will be available at Dayton and as a download, click > CATALOG .
We are also in the process of adding additional "package deals" and a NEW DISCOUNT for any orders of three (3) or more of a single item, or three or more different items. For information click > PACKAGE DEALS & DISCOUNTS.
The information mentioned above is expected to be completed on our web site by May 6, or you may contact us for a quote/discount or information on our new products, click > CONTACT US .
Thanks to all of our customers who have made our products a success!
April 12-13, 2009
We have been VERY busy behind the scenes this past winter, on our LARGEST offering of new products in our two year history! We will be adding these new products to our web site ordering pages over the next couple of weeks. The products are done, now we need to get the details and photos on the web (wish there were more hours in the day...)! For an updated and current list of ALL of our products, including the new ones, click > PRODUCTS & ORDERING . We've already sold a couple of our new products even though they're not quite listed on our web site yet!
Here's a quick list of our NEW PRODUCTS:
- UHAM-200: "vertical mounting" version of our famous UHAM150 multiple-points of attachment large screwdriver / motorized antenna mount/
- CLAMP series of BRAND NEW "clamp to anything" brackets (CLAMP-150 & CLAMP-200): for portable / QRP antennas to large screwdriver/motorized HF antennas that hold one or two antennas, clamp to RV or building ladders, railings, fences, perhaps you will determine other surfaces - may be just the solution for RVs and "hidden antenna"deed restricted neighborhoods or your favorite QRP antenna. Will fit light antenna masts and flag poles with a diameter of 1-2 inches.
- BKT-NissanTrac-1: slide in adapter plate for the Nissan pickup "utility tracks" (second in our specialized truck brackets)
- AMB series of BRAND NEW "L" brackets that bolt to our BKT and CLAMP series mounts, or can be used by themselves for your "ham stick" type HF antennas, CB whips and full size VHF-UHF mobile antennas.
We're also now looking for dealers who are interested in our UNIQUE well made, blue-printed, heavy-duty antenna mounting products and related mobile/portable accessories. We only make and sell the highest performing products, and cater to the ham and radio operator who is looking for high performance products.
We also just added the installation manuals [click > PRODUCT MANUALS ] for the following new products: UHAM-200, BKT-NissanTrac-1.
CHECK OUR WEB SITE DURING APRIL - for details and ordering on all of our new products, and a new downloadable catalog.
February 23, 2009
We have JUST RELEASED, READY FOR SALE, our second in our UHAM mount series. The "UHAM-200" is similar to the UHAM-150 except that the '200 mounts to VERTICAL SURFACES, such as a truck bed wall, truck tool box or any other sturdy vertical surface. The UHAM-150 is our "horizontal mount", which bolts to truck bumpers or trailer hitches. BOTH ARE BEING OFFERED - we now have mounts to cover "both dimensions"....still working on the third and fourth dimensions..... Click > UHAM-200 to see this new product, ready now for ordering! We're getting ready for the new sun spot cycle......for those of us who are just waiting for the upper HF bands to come alive! Get your HF antenna set up for the spring (fall down under) and the sun spot cycle.
We've expanded our international sales, with recent orders to Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Hoping for Asia customers - sorry the web site is only in English.
STAY TUNED (pun intended....) for our upcoming "clamp mounts", including a RV ladder clamp mount, click "ANT CLAMP-100 ". Also check back here so see when they are on our web site.
October 9, 2008
We have just released information on a BRAND NEW TYPE OF PORTABLE ANTENNA MOUNT! It's the "Ant Clamp 100", that can clamp to almost any surface that is from 1/2 to 9 inches thick - railings, picknick benches, fences, or any other VERTICAL or HORIZONTAL surface. Truly unique. Click > AntClamp100 .
September 9, 2008
We are coming out with a second, new, version of our UHAM antenna mounts product line - the UHAM150. This is made for vertical mounting. The UHAM-150 will be continued without change as our "horizontal" version. To see our intial information, click > UHAM-200
August 30, 2008
The following have just been added (click to go to that page). (1) Current catalog ; (2) Installation manual for "BKT-HondaRL-1 " multiple antenna bracket for Honda Ridgeline pickups; (3) new customer photos from AA1NZ , who won FIRST PLACE in an antenna shoot-out with our SHUNT-100 installed; (4) **NEW** parts kits (coil and clip that come with SHUNT100) & heavy-duty solder screw lugs).
August 16, 2008
I aded a fourth protoype truck bed mount: bed floor and top rail mount with layback feature. See "Bracket (D), Click >PROTOTYPES .
August 10, 2008
I've completed the information on the three new truck bed prototype brackets and the on-line Feedback Form. If you own a pickup and would like to provide feedback on any of the three designs, please click to go to the Prototypes Page. The link to the Feedback Form is also on this page. Click >PROTOTYPES . THANKS very much for those who are able to provide information! It's much appreciated and will help to determine the usefulness of the prototype designs.
August 3, 2008 - OUR FIRST ANNIVERSARY!
This month marks our FIRST ANNIVERSARY of selling perhaps the heaviest duty HF screwdriver /motorized antenna mount on the market - and it fits almost any brand of HF screwdriver / motorized antenna as it is adjustable in two dimensions - truly unique! During this first year we also developed unique mobile antenna accessories, such as our SHUNT-100 load inductor which can be (and has been!) used with any HF antenna and mount that needs the additional inductance to lower the SWR on the lower bands. It does not have to be used just on our UHAM mounts, and has been used on a variety of installations. And it's weather proof and creats a "DC short to ground" to help dissipate static electricity ---although not for direct lightning stikes, hi hi!
I would like to thank my many customers who have made this first year possible, and for those who have contacted me with product ideas, or just to say hello or to discuss mobile antennas and installations! I've had contacts from people across the United States, Canada, Europe, and now "down under" in Australia.
I've made some major improvements to our web site to help our potential customers in the United States, Canada and World-wide, to learn about our products and to make ordering even easier for my international customers! In addition, we have added the following new product features and added new customer photos.
Here's a summary of our recent new products and features, over the past month or so.
Package discounts - if you order the UHAM-150 mount with one or more of our other products, we are offering our customers four package discounts - to customers in the United States and around the planet. To learn more, click > PACKAGE DEALS.
Tri-color powder coated UHAM-150 - VERY UNIQUE - Available in three of our powder coated colors - all on the same mount - for the SAME PRICE as our single powder coat colors: UHAM-150. To learn more, see the description immediately below. To order, click UHAM-150 .
Truck bed mounting hardware kits - we have just completed the design of hardware mounting kits to attach the UHAM-150 to your pickup bed: stake mounting kit, lay-back bracket for truck bed front wall and long bracket that mounts across the bed. These are ready for sale to our first customers under our "Prototype" program. If interested, click > PROTOTYPE PRODUCTS .
We now provide product ordering buttons for our Canadian and International friends - simply click the "Add to Cart" button based on your location: United States, -or- Canada/International. We ship to many countries world-wide! Click > CANADA / INTERNATIONAL SHIPPIN
Lastly, we are looking for pickup truck owners who would like to help us design mounts for truck beds - you do not have to be interested in buying anything, just willing to take a little bit of your time to provide measurements and ideas on whether you think our new prototype mounting bracket kits might work well (or not!) on your particular make, model and year of pickup. We have focused our first year of making mounts on "trailer hitch / bumper mounting" locations as these can be used by most types of vehicles. While for some of us our only choice for mounting a larger HF antenna is our bumper or hitch, we have been working on designs and concepts for mounting larger HF antennas to pickup truck beds. Check out our designs and for information on how you can provide feedback to us - WE LISTEN TO OUR CUSTOMERS! For a description of our **NEW** "prototypes program", click > PROTOTYPE PRODUCTS .
July 15, 2008
I just added a new web page, PROTOTYPE PRODUCTS, for customers interested in trying out a brand new product ideas, that NO ONE ELSE is making. I've done this a few times with great success so far, and am expanding this into a formal business prospect. Right now I'm looking to expand my truck bed mount line, beyond my first product that was recently put on my web site, the BKT-HondaRL-1. If interested, check out this new web page: click > PROTOTYPE PRODUCTS .
July 12, 2008
I''ve been rather busy over the past month! We are NOW SHIPPING the first product in our new "Truck Mounts" product line, the "BKT-HondaRL-1" multiple antenna bracket for Honda Ridgeline pickups. The "BKT" looks great with the Honda style, and looks FACTORY INSTALLED. Check out the new photos and product detail page, click > BKT-HondaRL-1 . This was built for a local customer and is now blue printed and ready to ship to other customers.
I added new photos of my "N7EMW" personal mobile installation, which may provide some ideas for other mobile hams. This installation is based on years of "trying something new" and is my best mobile installation so far....hopefully many more! Click > PRODUCT PHOTOS . I also added photos of Larry's Honda Ridgeline mount, click > CUSTOMER PHOTOS & COMMENTS . Also, check out the "high reflective white" UHAM-150 that we just shipped to a customer this week - REALLY SHARP white color and one of our standard powder coat colors, click > POWDER COAT COLORS .
I'm looking for someone to help finalize the design of our prototype "BLT-TB-1" Truck Toolbox bracket. The prototype basic design is on our web site but I want to fine tune the final design, click : BKT-TB-1 . INTEREST?, click > CONTACT US .
June 20-21, 2008
I've just added PACKAGE DEALS for customers who order a UHAM-150 mount with one or more other products. The savings range from $12.50 to $40.00. This also offers "one click" ordering if you order multiple products via the package deals. To check out the new package deals, click > PACKAGE DEALS .
Also added is recent customer feedback on our SHUNT-100 load inductor. Click > CUSTOMER FEEDBACK & PHOTOS .
**4th of JULY SPECIAL** UHAM150 finished in RED, WHITE & BLUE powder coat paint. Click > UHAM-150 Mount .
June 6, 2008
Please note that STARTING JUNE 15 (midnight) there will be a slight increase in the price of the UHAM150 mount, due to cost increases from our suppliers. The bare aluminum version will increase by $4.00, to $179.00. The powder coated UHAM150 will increase by $10.00, to $205.00. There is NO INCREASE in shipping and no other products will change in price at this time.
June 5, 2008
Photos of the clear powder coat paint are now on the web site, for the UHAM150 mount and SARM100 extension bracket. The glossy clear coat looks similar in appearance to a metalic gray car paint - REALLY NICE. Click to see UHAM > UHAM150 Detail-Photos . Click to see SARM > SARM100 Detail-Photos .
May 4, 2008
An eHam.net review of the Hi-Q 5/160 motorized HF antenna mentions the UHAM mount > CUSTOMER FEEDBACK .
April 29, 2008
Added photos by W7FSI showing his UHAM mount on the FRONT of his F-250 4x4. Nice example of front mounted antenna. Also added our new BKT-TB1 truck toolbox bracket for UHAM mounts, to our "Products" page.
April 24, 2008
Added photos by N0KUQ showing his Hi Q antenna with UHAM-150 mount and SHUNT-100 load inductor on his Dodge 4X4 > CUSTOMER PHOTOS & COMMENTS .
April 20, 2008
We added a new installation document on how to install ferrite bead filters for mobile HF installations, on our DOWNLOADS page. We also added a NEW PRODUCTS page, which includes a description and photos of a new heavy-duty bracket for mounting our UHAM150 mount (also antennas, other brand mounts) to a truck tool box or any vertical surface - check it out and let us know what you think!
March 24, 2008
We added photos of our brand new "bengal blue" glossy deep blue powder coated paint color. This can be seen on the UHAM-150 detailed product page [ UHAM-150 Detailed Description ]. We also updated the UHAM-150 Instruction Manual with new grounding procedures that have worked absolutely great! [ PRODUCT MANUALS ].
We also added a viewable and printable Products Catalog - this summarizes our products and includes prices. It is not as detailed as our web site but does include a good summary of our products with some photos.
March 22, 2008
We added a "Customer Survey" page to our web site, for customers to submit comments. You can answer all or only some of the questions. When you click "Submit" they are emailed anonomously to us. We welcome any and all comments, which help us to ensure that we are meeting your needs. While this is geared toward existing customers, anyone may fill it out. THANK YOU.
March 19 2008
We added a new web page "Shipping Outside USA". Currently this includes costs to ship anywhere to Canada. Other countries will be added as we ship to them. Please contact us for a shipping quote if your country is not listed. Thanks.
February 21, 2008
Fixed an error caused by my web hosting company: they had a server problem that reverted to an older version of my web site so if you were looking for product manuals on my "Downloads" page they were not there - now everything on this page is back!! Sorry for any inconvenience.
February 18, 2008
February 9, 2008
Completed updates of ALL PRODUCT MANUALS, which are now ready to download on my Downloads page.
February 2-7, 2008
I just added a few new photos, some of which have additional product dimensions.
January 14, 2008
I just added photos of the brand new "matte black" powder coated UHAM-150. Also added photos of the SHUNT-100 showing how it is weather proofed and additional photos of the CNCT-PL259 WXQD. The web site continues to be tweaked here and there, hopefully to make it even better for our customers and those interested in looking around.
January 9, 2008
We added the pricing and ordering buttons for the new SHD-SO239 assembly.
January 2-8, 2008
We've been busy working up final pricing, adding new photos and updating our Pay Pal payment buttons! We will continue to add information for the rest of our new products over the next several dates. The following products complete our current offerings that have been in the planning stages for several months.
- UHAM-150 (NEW Version): latest version (shortened 2 inches) of our universal heavy duty mount for motorized / screwdriver HF antennas.
- SHUNT-100 (NEW Product): adjustable load inductor to lower your SWR on the lower bands (160 and 80m) and does not have to be adjusted for the higher HF bands.
- CNCT-PL259 WXQD (NEW Product): weather resistant quick disconnect for your coax, for mobile and outside mounting.
- SARM-100: 11-inch antenna mount extension or to mount your antenna while using a trailer or trailer-mounted bike rack.
- SHD-SO239 (NEW Product): custom-made super heavy duty SO-239 connector with REMOVABLE 3/8x24 stud, for use with our UHAM mounts and anywhere you want a heavy-duty SO239 to connect directly to your antenna (min. panel thickness needed is 3/4 inch)
- ACCESSORIES AND PARTS: We will provide replacment parts for our products and may offer accessories as requested. Check out our "Accessories and Parts" page for a current listing - contact us if you don't see something you're looking for.
Also just included is our new Test Results page - tests done by us and others.
December 23, 2007
I've been busy on new products and, finally, updating our web site! It has been a very busy past two months during which time we have developed new products, which are now starting to be posted to our web site. HAPPLY HOLIDAYS!
* The "gold standard" mount for motorized / screwdriver antennas, the UHAM-100, has been modified into a new model, the UHAM-150.
* The new UHAM-150 is identical to the UHAM-100 except that it is approx. 2 inches shorter (by removing the SO239 barrel connector) and includes solder lugs for connecting your coax directly to your antenna mounting bolt and a new, second, ground bolt. Photos now on web site "Products" page.
* Optional and one-of-a-kind super-duty SO239 connector assembly that bolts from the bottom of the UHAM mount directly into your ANY BRAND antenna / quick disconnect. This is the only SO239 that can be fitted with various lengths of 3/8x24 antenna studs AND can be tightened securely with an allen wrench (provided). Photos now on web site "Products "page.
* Weather proof, quick disconnect for your PL-259 coax connector that allows you to quickly remove or install your antenna and coax in 5 seconds. There is NOTHING ELSE LIKE THIS on the market! Photo and pricing of the "CNCT-PL259 WXQD" by New Years!
* Shunt inductor that mounts to the UHAM or your mount, to resonate your antenna on all HF bands from 160 to 10m at an acceptable SWR. This comes in a compact weather-proof case with removable panel for "one time" tuning to your antenna and mounting configuration. Photo and pricing of the "SHUNT-100" by New Years!* We've changed our email address to firstname.lastname@example.org, but will continue to check our old email address as well (email@example.com). This was done to make our emailing experience a bit more efficient. The new email is on our web site contacts page.
Sept. 15, 2007
* Additional customer photos posted on "Customer Installation" Page [CUSTOMER INSTALLATIONS].
Sept. 9, 2007 - all products now on web site, web site fully ready for ordering and up-to-date
* All four of our initial products are now shipping and described: UHAM100 universal motorized HF antenna mount, SAM100 second antenna mounting bracket for UHAM100, SARM100 11 inch extension for UHAM or your "any brand" antenna mount, and SBKT200 "quick disconnect" antenna mast bracket for vertical surfaces (side of a building or RACES/ARES emergency response trailer).
* Pay Pal buttons have been added - your order is a few simple clicks away using Pay Pal's secure ordering system. You do NOT need a PayPal account, as they allow you to use a credit card to pay through their on-line system.
* New web site pages: Product Manual Downloads, Customer Installations, comprehesive and updated Product Photos. Some pages have been rearranged or combined.
July 30, 2007 - changed finish from anodized to powder coated paint, all products.
*The anodized version (Series 11) is no longer made. The finished version is now "Series 14", in all product lines. This change allowed for a small reduction in price on the finished UHAM-100 from $199 to $195. It also enabled us to include colors other than just black. There is no lot charge so we can more quickly produce finished products and in a variety of colors. Custom, including metalic and metal flake, can also be provided at additional cost. We can also provide a service to powder coat metal objects that are not sold by REP Design.