It's a compact 2-element parasitic beam and performs like one.
It has some attributes which I like:
* 5 bands with a single coax feedline
* Small turn radius
* Easy to build yourself
* Light-weight - my home made ones weigh in at 13lbs for the 5 band 20m
thru 10m version
You can see *impartial* comparative figures here:
K4KIO has detailed instructions on how to build one. He can also supply
As someone already said, the Yahoo group is a good resource:
Barrie Smith wrote:
> Having seen some signs of life on 10 and 15M recently, and it being Spring
> and all, my thoughts have turned to an antenna for the above bands.
> Looking around at the various options, I came upon the Hex Beam.
> Not being a contestor or DXer, it looks good to me.
> I've searched the Towertalk archives. I didn't find much in the way of
> negatives. I didn't find much in the way of positives, either. All the
> posts I read were several years old.
> Anyone have anything, good or bad, to say about the Hex Beam?
> Barrie, W7ALW, DN36au,
> QRV 6M, 432 & 1296 EME
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