Need a Boomless Quad boom

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  1. NN2X

    NN2X Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    HI Fellow Ham operators

    I need a boomless Quad boom....Hard to explain...(For HF / 5 Band)

    Below s the picture of one

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    Sand Piper had one, in (UK), however, the fellow that made this for SandPiper, passed...

    I look forward to your responses!

    NN2X /Tom email twrightsatellite@gmail.com
     
  2. K2CMH

    K2CMH XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    It would be helpful to have some additional pictures showing different views/aspects of the part as well as some dimensions of the part (the legs, body, etc).
     
  3. VE7BPB

    VE7BPB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Take that picture to your local farmer/fabrication shop/welder and tell them to make you one just like it.

    regards, Roy
     
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  4. K1LKP

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    HI TOM,

    CHECK OUT THIS PRODUCT FROM QTENNA.

    QTENNA.jpg

    https://picclick.com/Boomless-Quad-Antenna-Hub-Aluminum-Ham-Radio-252801527979.html


    QTENNA IS OWNED BY STEVE W9SN.

    I AM NOT SURE IF HE IS STILL IN BIZ.

    IF YOU CHECK OUT HIS QRZ PAGE

    YOU WILL SEE HIS NEW BIZ.

    https://www.eham.net/reviews/view-product?id=11940

    https://www.qrz.com/db/KA5CJJ

    BOOMLESS QUADS ARE JUST SUPER DUPER.

    I PURCHASED ONE BACK IN 1967 .

    SADLY, THAT COMPANY IS NO LONGER IN BIZ.


    CONGRATS ON UR FB QRZ PAGE AND GOD BLESS
    YOU AND YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY.

    TOM I JUST DID A SEARCH OF QRZ USING THE WORD
    QTENNA AND HERE IS THE RESULTS.



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    Last edited: Jun 7, 2021
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  5. N2EY

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    You mean a "spider".
     
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  6. WB2WIK

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    I don't know if anyone still makes spider quad antennas for HF and didn't look very hard, but here's a story about a guy who built his own and had a friend fabricate the central spider to support eight quad spreaders (four for driven element, four for parasitic element) and it has some "plans" for that which probably any decent welding shop could follow:

    http://www.ve3sqb.com/hamaerials/5bandquad/
     
  7. AK5B

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    Shucks! You beat me to it! :D
     
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  8. NN2X

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    Thanks to all that responded!

    Yes, I meant Spider! (For the boom)

    Just an FYI: I designed a "Mini Quad" about 35 years ago, it was not applicable as these spreaders were expensive, and heavy. Today I can source much lighter..

    My goal is to design the "Mini Quad" 5 Band, 10-20, weighing about 7 Lbs- 5 lbs, with a 50% less in size, (As full QUAD), but have gain of 3dBD / FB 20dB/ This antenna is great for transportable, or temp at a permanent location..I had a mast weighing 5lbs, and had the Mini Quad up a 15 ft, supporting the first prototype (Only 10Meters) it works great! 10 meters was opened, and I worked DX and domestic...

    Thanks again for all the support

    NN2X /Tom
     
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  9. K1LKP

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    write THANK TOU.gif
     
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