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Back in the 60s there was a company called "TELEX" or "TELREX",
can't remember which now. They made a 9 element close spaced beam
for 50 MHz. In the 70s I had a nice 70' tower (do I need 120'
now?) with TH6DXX at 70', the 50 MHz beam above that, and a
literal metal broomstick a wire coat hanger clone of the 6 meter
beam. It worked very well for me. Of course, that 70' tower put
the antennas at 1000' ASL with down slopes to the West through
South through East - and mountains to the North. (Working
Chelyabinsk once from there was a thrill.)
If it conducts it radiates. That antenna could have been better.
But, it had a real beam pattern and real gain. I count that as a
success. Wire coat hanger steel is not THAT much worse a conductor
On 20220710 08:10:40, Jim Smith G0OFE
You could try the Antennenland
Korner 9.2, German company, I don't know if they ship outside
Germany these days. I know they won't ship to the UK any
longer thanks to Brexshit.
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Elad FDM-S2, Airspy HF+, SDRPlay and Funcube Dongle SDR
8-element OP-DES for Band 2, 8-element LFA for 2m, 3-element
LFA for 6m, 20m Windom for HF,. Wellbrook 1530 Loop for LF
On 10/07/2022 07:31, Conrad, PA5Y
OK I will try him again, he passed it on to Wimo who
The 8 element innov is very good, it's
worth waiting for. Send Justin a direct mail if you have
As there are more experienced Band
II DXers lurking can you recommend a Band II antenna?
Max boom-length 5m and in stock somewhere in
Europe. I ordered an Innovantennas OPT-DES which has
not showed up 16 weeks later, so I cancelled the
order. I have a crappy 3 ele up now. It was good
enough for MUF tracking but would like something
better for tropo.