[TowerTalk] Re: [Yaesu] best antenna

DavidC DavidC" <eDoc@netzero.net
Wed, 10 May 2000 15:47:44 -0400

> >what is the best antenna for 6meters and 2 meters, base no mobile,
> >vertical or direcctional which one is more convenience and for which of
> >2 bands
> I'm not sure I fully understand your question.... but we have a 6 meter
> periodic that just happens to work well on 2 meters also.  It is the
> KMA5054 model.  On 2 meters, the pattern is a little strange, having a
> lobe straight ahead, with slightly weaker lobes at 45* to each side.  The
> front to back is very good.  It covers all 4 MHz of each band with no
> adjusting and very low swr.  There is a picture of it on our web site.
> 73  Ed    KMA Antennas   http://www.qsl.net/w4kma

Can someone explain why it is rare to find beam antennas designed for
6-2-440?  They seem to be popular bands and one antenna sure would
save space!  This KMA5054 sounds like the beginnings of an idea ...
the side lobes are unlikely to be a problem here but I imagine they may
be problematic for many.

- Thanks! & 73, DavidC  K1YP in Hudson, FL

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