I've got one of K4KIO's 5 banders and have been very happy with it. It's
small, light and survives the high winds we get during storms at my house.
I've currently got it mounted much too low (25 ft or so) and it still does very
well. The Alpha-Delta DX-CC I have up at about 45ft beats it on axis due to
the height but the hex-beam usually wins more than 45deg off axis.
I can't say enough good things about K4KIO or his service either. If you
decide to buy a kit rather than building yourself, you can't go wrong giving
Leo your business.
Dean - W6GS
On Mar 21, 2010, at 11:35 AM, 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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