Production of the Famparc HF Whip has ceased so they are no longer available from the club.
Up until mid 2013 for a little over 11 years, the club manufactured primarily Amateur band HF mobile whips as well as VKS-737 variations that became well know as the “Famparc whip”. Over the years these range of antennas have grown in reputation for quality and efficiency. This has been due to the dedication, and hard work of principally two club members Alan VK3AB and Bill VK3MMM. Their enthusiasm for building a highly tuned effective antenna knew no bounds. The Famparc whip can be found and heard in all areas of Australia and most areas of New Zealand. There is at least one being driven round in South Africa! Over the years enquiries for the Famparc whip has been received from most areas of Europe and the U.S.A. The building of the Famparc whip started out as a club project and simply developed due to its effectiveness and rugged design. You will likely encounter them on the 2nd hand market for years to come.
It is with some sadness I report that Alan VK3AB and Bill VK3MMM have finally retired and will no longer be producing this very popular mobile antenna. We wish them well in their well deserved retirement.
Roy VK3GB Famparc President.
Below you will find some more technical information.
- Five band , 80, 40, 20, 15 & 10 Metre
- Eight Band, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12 & 10 Metre
- 80, 40, 30, 20, 17 , 15, 12 & 10 Metre also including the following VKS-737 Australian National 4WD Radio Network frequencies 3995Khz, 5455Khz, 8022Khz, 11612Khz and 14977Khz
- VKS-737 Australian 4WD Frequencies of 3995Khz, 5455Khz, 8022Khz, 11612Khz, 14977Khz and a bonus of 11 metre (27 MHz) so normal HF CB can be used.
Gallery: HF Whip
Specifications (For both 5 and 8 band)
||Approximate Center frequency of each band: