[TowerTalk] Mini Quad vs other small beams

Alex Malyava alex.k2bb at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 12:48:38 PDT 2012

I have their MQ-26 beam - 2 elements / 6 bands.
pros: small turning radius, 6 bands, acceptable diagram @ 15 and up
cons: would not handle full power, the diagram @ 20m is almost circular,
20/15 bandwidth is not good, especially @ 20. SWR minimum goes way off
under the rain.

I am thinking either to upgrade it to MQ-36 or to replace it with Cushcraft
MA5B which is much better on 20/15/10


On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 2:23 PM, John <af5cc at fidmail.com> wrote:

> How does the TGM miniquad (or mini products miniquad) compare to other
> small beams like the Cushcraft MA5B, Mosley Mini32, and Butternut HF5B in
> terms of performance?  I like the idea of the miniquad covering 6m as well,
> and it has a fairly small footprint and can be turned with a TV rotor.
> 73 John AF5CC
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