I have a hex beam from Leo and I love it. I get good reports constantly.
You will like the Hex beam. It is a good solid, well thought out antenna. Read his directions before you begin.
It makes assembly go faster with fewer problems.
I put in a 90 degree on the SO239 on the upright post and weather sealed it.
As for beads and how many beads, Leo tells you what to use and how many.
I used the clamp on and I think I put 6 on the coax. I taped them on with many turns of black electrical tape.
At the coax feed point I slid the coax through a piece of PVC about a foot long and pushed it up to the 90 to help keep the coax from touching the post and taped and plastic tied it down.
If you follow the directions you will have good SWR on all bands you ordered with it. I have a 5 band. 6M-10M-15M-`17M-20 M.
The winds here play havoc with the RS TV rotor I use. Had to have a new one replaced once.
I have to recalibrate rotor after each high wind storm of over 40 mph. It does not move a lot but due N is then NNW or NNE. Easy fix.
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