[TowerTalk] HyGain Antenna Quality control issues
n6win at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 1 15:45:04 EDT 2018
Steve’s book proved some excellent points indeed.
You may want to take a look at JK Antenna’s XR5 It’s an updated design based on the old F12 and with a 51” opening? Direct 50 ohm feed and no traps or coils on an 18’ boom. 5 band coverage on one boom with a single feedline.
I really like their hardware... after putting up three of their antennas I feel like I have a pretty efficient and robust antenna system for what I could fit on my single crank up tower.
Tim / N6WIN.
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On Sunday, April 1, 2018, 08:26, k7lxc--- via TowerTalk <towertalk at contesting.com> wrote:
> For my tower I have considered side mounting a TH7DXX or TH11DXX half way up but have held off just because of the bad feeling I hold towards them.
You could get away with fixed side-mounting but there isn't enough room between the elements to be able to turn the antenna around the tower.
> May end of buying from DX Engineering their tribander or perhaps Mosely. Would really like the 5 band capability 10-20 mtrs.
IMO you'd be wasting your time with a big Mosley. Our on-the-air triband comparison report showed the Mosleys "under performed" the competition. One antenna even had negative gain on one band. The report is available from championradio.com.
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