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CQ Hexbeam owners. (especially on L.I.)

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by KG2DC, Oct 19, 2015.

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  1. W7EDC

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    I just got my Hex up in the air this weekend!
     
  2. W7EDC

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  3. AF5BR

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  4. K2HAT

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    2 things I do not like about that antenna. Size and price.


    42 foot across
    will not fit in my yard, and would be very difficult to walk up a ladder to put onto a mast pipe.

    Most of the 6-20m hexbeams are about 22 foot across, and while not as easy to move as a 2m 4 element beam, I was able to install mine all alone.

    I am using the NA4RR brand hexbeam and have been rather happy with it. :)

     
  5. N2ADV

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    I also have a NA4RR hex (20-6 meters) and have had nothing but good results with it. We regularly get winds in the 65+mph range and it has been solid.
     
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  6. KD0ZBC

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    NA4RR hex = A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     
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  7. AI6KX

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    We get Category 3 typhoons at least twice a year here, 1-minute sustained winds of 112 mph. And in my 13 years here I've been through 2 "Super-typhoons" which are about Category 4 and 5. My tower-to-be is a crankup but the antenna will still be in the breeze.

    Steve in OKinawa
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2016
  8. N8WMZ

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    N8WMZ I got my hex beam from Roger Rockwell And at first I was thing it was going to my old ad.in OH.
    I called Roger Rockwell hexgonalbeam.com and he was in the UK he called home and made sour it was going to my new ad. now that going in books for a supplier
    And I did put hose clamps on the ends. I also had to put my hex beam to there on my picnic table just the right to stand in work no it.
    I still can't get over how well the hex beams work.
     
  9. KK6GMN

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    I have had my for about 1.5 years and love it. Best antenna for my limited space situation. Easy to assemble and excellent results. DXCC and WAS all because of this antenna. sorry for the sideways pic. Please tilt your head.


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  10. N6RGR

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    I also have a NA4RR hexbeam. It was on a temporary stand at about 15-feet. It was working great until our local deer herd dragged it down and a spreader arm broke. Slowly working on a more permanent install with a Yaesu rotor at the base of a Rohn H-40 push up mast. I should be able to get it up to about 33 to 35 feet up by fastening it to our cantilevered above ground deck. The materials are good quality and it is relatively easy to put together. I used a short pipe in a bucket filled with concrete with it about 4 feet above the ground. I just had some trees trimmed and I need to cut one more branch and I should be able to complete the more permanent installation. Cost-wise it is the best deal out there! I highly recommend it.

    Roger KK6IVD
     
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