Looks like Doug Knight is one of the first to have the new Gainmaster Half Wave in stock here in the UK.
Priced at £109 the antenna certainly isn't cheap. Only £20 less than it's big brother, £10 more expensive than the IMAX 2000, and over £40 more expensive than the Antron 99!!!!
Is it worth the price? I guess it depends how well it performs. Afterall a half wave is a half wave is a half wave....!
Gainmaster H/W on Knights Website: CLICK HERE
Features:– Base station antenna, Omnidirectional
– 0.5λ Center feed vertical dipole
– Low radiation angle for excellent DX
– Fiberglass 3 section composite tube
Electrical Data:– Type: 1/2λ Center feeded vertical dipole
– Frequency range: tunable from 27.2 to 30 MHz
– Gain: 0 dBd, 2.15 dBi
– Bandwidth @ SWR ≤ 2: ≥ 1800 KHz @ 27.2 MHz
– Max. power: 500 Watts (CW) continuous
– Connector: UHF-female, PTFE insulator & gold plated central pin
Mechanical Data:– Materials: Whip made of white fiberlass three section composite tube, radiator made of copper wire and low loss coax cable, stainless steel hardware, anodized AW6060 aluminium, UV stabilized thermoplastic
– Height (approx.): 5560 mm / 11.2 feet
– Weight (approx.): 2600 gr / 5.7 lb
– Mounting mast: Ø 35-54 mm / Ø 1.4-2.1 in