New HEXBEAM Antenna

Over the weekend of the 20th and 21st May 2017, our club antenna mast and rotator were given a well overdue service. This was in readiness for the Hexbeam HF antenna which was installed at the same time.  The antenna was donated by the Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club, and it resonates perfectly on all HF bands from 20m up over without an ATU.

We tried it out on Thursday night and were most impressed.

It’s about 12m across, so not ideal for urban locations…and yes, it looks like an upside down umbrella. Click here for a link to the Hexbeam website.

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Author: nomissystems

Semi-retired after a career in IT support...but hey, you never know. Cheers, Simon.