The Hexbeam is an antenna design that has been around for quite a number of years, first produced commercially by Mike Traffie from www.hexbeam.com this is what many refer to as the "Classic Hexbeam" This has a turning radius of approx 9' 6" or 2.9m and covers 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10m
In 2008 Steve G3TXQ redesigned the Hexbeam making it more broadband, in fact you will not need a tuner at all if everything is assembled correctly. This antenna is referred to as the "G3TXQ Broad Band Hexagonal Beam" and this is the antenna referred to trough out this website. The turning Radius has been increased to 10' 8" or 3.25m, this is a small price to pay for an improvement in bandwidth.
I first got asked to make a G3TXQ Hexbeam for a portable IOTA event that I was part of, that's when it all began. It took lots of time to source the parts available and produce a processionally manufactured product. With over 150 units sold the proof is in the building! These antennas are built to last.
What do you Get?
Each G3TXQ Broadband Hexagonal Beam is made to order, please allow two to three weeks after payment has been made for delivery. I only take payment when I am ready to start making your Hex and a first come first served policy is used.
Assembly time 1 hour approx, I can do it in half an hour, so will you once you have seen it built. Each antenna is designed to be assembled quickly, this makes it ideal for field days, IOTA, portable days out or DX-Peditions!
The Hexbeam works best at heights around 35ft or more but it gives a good account of itself even at 20ft – particularly if it isn’t pointing towards any close obstructions. You will see a marked reduction in SWR when raised to a reasonable height and away from nearby obstructions such as buildings. Remember that this beam is broad-banded so the SWR will remain quite low across each band – and well within range of most built-in antenna tuners in modern transceivers.
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