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Buoyed by the success of my latest antenna project—a homebrew variation of the Cobra doublet antenna—I’ve decided to put up a hex beam in the spring. I think I deserve to mount one on an easy mast attached to the side of my house.

In order to learn even more about the hex beam, I have subscribed to the the hex beam Yahoo Group. Yesterday, someone asked, “What is the best off-the-shelf Hex Beam ? Looking for it to work-related out of the box and not need trimming/adjusting; well developed, will certainly not call for maintenance, I am willing to pay for high quality.”

This, of course, prompted many kind of different responses. Here are some of the a lot of cogent:

“Even if you’re not in the UK, Ant, MW0JZE, makes a Hex Beam that is worth the shipping expense to the U.S.A. It is robustly developed. Yes, it will certainly expense you more, yet the high quality is well worth it.”“Same endure with the SP7IDX hexbeam. Made of the highest high quality materials and also progressed engineering. Waldi’s hexbeam was easily assembled, no adjustment required, covers 6-bands, but intend a few months for delivery. Excellent support from Waldi.”“The K4KIO and also NA4RR Hex beams are both plug and also play and also straightforward to assemble. I assembled both brands and it took around 45 minutes to assemble either one. No cutting or trimming associated. I own the NA4RR and have actually it up 3 years now via no concerns.”“Ditto for the NA4RR Hex wonderful unit.”“I have a Waldi SP7IDX Hexbeam (HD), and also it’s a marvellous antenna. It’s hand also made, and also so you require time to receive it. Approximatively 3 to four months, however the SWR id perfect on all bands. Quality is good.

18 months ago I purchased a Textenna Tex-Hex from Texas Towers. It is a plug-and-play version of the G3TXQ broadband hexagonal design. All aspects are pre-tuned, and the installation was quick and also simple. The Tex-Hex employs high-quality UV-resistent resin / fiberglass tubes for the spreaders and also 13 support cords for added support and also stamina. Customer organization is great from both Texas Towers and also the manufacturer of the antenna. I live on the coast in Gloucester, MA and last year’s winter via 100 inches of scurrently put the antenna to a significant test. We had actually several days of 40-50 mile per hour winds and icing. Tright here were absolutely no troubles.”

So, it looks like there are a variety of great options out tbelow. I’m going to carry out an evaluation of exactly how a lot it would certainly price me to construct one myself versus buying a ready-made one. I know that DX Engineering sells components for DIYers.


bob giraud says

August 1, 2018 at 5:08 pm

George Carmichael says

March 16, 2021 at 6:42 am

Check out the VHQ Hex Beam, its constructed to withstand harsh settings.

I’ve lost 2 Hex Beams to ice and scurrently below in NH. After gaining everything down the defect was constant, ice/snow build-up unevenly on the wires and also spreader arms, this induced uneven force at the connection suggest at the peak of the center write-up forcing the post to bfinish at the bottom. I purchased the VHQ hex after hearing about it on a regional net and also am exceptionally satisfied through the style and in its entirety top quality of this antenna. This is not the least expensive Hex on the sector, however as soon as you consider the moment, effort and cost to relocation faulty antennas, the difference becomes negligible.

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