Vine Antennas Ltd
Vine Antennas Ltd
LAM Communications Ltd ‘LAMCO’ and Vine Antennas Limited Collaboration.
A collaboration of two great companies supplying world class quality equipment with a very personal touch.
SPE sales are now handled by LAM Communications, as well as their warranty.
If you bought an amplifier from Vine Antennas, and it develops a fault, we are here to look after you. Call us first to discuss the nature of the fault. We may be able to resolve the problem over the phone. If that doesnt work, then send it to us, and we will have it repaired and sent back to you as fast as we can. There will of course be no cost to you for Vine amplifiers still in warranty. Repairs outside warranty will be charged at our usual reasonable rates.
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Why Vine Antennas? Ron say’s it all in his ‘About Us’ why we have joined forces as a collaboration.
We both offer a very friendly, customer user focused approach, with no claims of being
‘The Best’, ‘The Biggest’.
Just straight honest talking. Count on us for honesty.
In late 1994, Ron, GW3YDX, (an active DX and contest operator) set up Vine Antenna Products, mainly to source antennas which were not available on the UK market, and to counter the very limited choice available to the UK amateur at that time. Since then, the product range has expanded to include valve amplifiers from Alpha Power (Formerly ETO) and ACOM Ltd, VHF transistor amplifiers from T E Systems in California, rotators from several manufacturers, and the excellent crystal and mechanical filters from INRAD. We have very recently taken another step forward, and started selling transceivers from TenTec.We are now UK and Eire main agents for several of the main USA antenna manufacturers such as Tennadyne, Force 12, M-squared, GAP Antennas, and SteppIR. We are also now the main UK retail outlet for Optibeam and the excellent Versatower range, and we also can supply Tennamast masts. We produce our own range of VHF yagis for 6 and 4m, too.
We have a simple rule when selecting products – “NO RUBBISH”, even if it would produce a whopping margin. This is why you will not see certain products advertised on this site. and why the “Eagle” range of antennas we make here is not the cheapest. You get what you pay for.
We also have another rule. No bullshit…. This means that we WILL NOT add “ground gain” to our antenna specs, to kid you into thinking that our antennas are magical in any way. They are GOOD, we can guarantee you, but the field of antennas has been explored since the early 1900’s. There are some good designs (We use them and sell them) but there are no magic bullets. Should we find a magic bullet, we will be the first to bring it to you! We will also not sell you what you do not need. In this case, WE actually mean it.
Unlike other some other Amateur Radio retailers you may find, we know our products in depth. We have used most of them, and if we haven’t, we have read the manual! Please be most careful when you are using your hard-earned cash to buy items for your ham radio station. Ask yourself if the dealer has a good reputation for after-sales service as independently judged by others. Beware of excessive trumpet-blowing and those retailers who claim to have in-depth knowledge, but who have a product range so wide as to make that impossible. Check to see how long a retailer has a product before it mysteriously disappears as does support for it. We’re still servicing amplifiers bought when we started up. We dont leave people in the lurch in the haste to shift another box.
Beware too of those supplying “magic” antennas six inches long that are supposed to have 20dB gain across the entire HF range and a 1:1 SWR. What are they after? Giving something you that works, or just your money and little else? If they are even willing to carry such a product, then ask yourself what their attitude is towards customers. Are they fellow radio hams, or wallets on legs to be milked regardless?
We provide, of course, fast service and back-up spares for all our products in the unlikely event that may be required.
As well as radio amateurs, our customers include professional communications companies such as Siemens, Marconi, and Plessey, Goverment departments including the MoD, RadioCommunications Agency, Met Office, and several major airlines. Our customer base has at least doubled every year, with the European Community now accounting for nearly half of our turnover. We can speak to customers in French if required. We have supplied customers further afield, and indeed are not far from a DXCC of countries we have supplied.
We have excellent trade arrangements with most of the major UK amateur equipment suppliers, and can obtain virtually anything that is on the market. Unlike the major traders though, our overheads are low, so we can usually provide anything they can offer at very attractive prices. Just contact us and give us an opportunity to quote! We are also skilled in handling insurance claims for antenna damage – just give us a call if you are in the process of making a claim.
We are always happy for customers to come and visit, but we are off the beaten track and it is best to phone beforehand for directions.
73 from Ron, and the team at Vine Antennas Ltd. Vine Antennas Ltd is a company registered in Wales, company number 0613 4684.