Note that in the link's follow-up notes that they also provide a solution
redesign/respacing to avoid the pitfalls of the closely spaced wires.
Nice Hexbeam page reference. Thanks, Gary!
73...rick -- W5RH.
*The Radio Hotel* -- W5RH
On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 5:38 PM, Gary Sitton via BVARC <email@example.com>
> I included a link showing the 12/10 M. Interaction. Check it out.
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> On October 18, 2016 3:24:55 PM Rob McClure via BVARC <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> I wasn't aware there was another design in use, other than the
>> I like the hexagonal design as it seems to shed the wind better.
>> I am more comfortable with buying one already built, but I will indeed be
>> using a choke balun.
>> I had never heard about the interference between 10 and 12... Do you know
>> how much 10 is impaired?
>> I may have something for you. Have you ever heard of Textenna Tex Hex
>> I just found out about them today. Evidently they WERE sold by Texas
>> Towers but I got an email today from a rep at TT that Textenna was selling
>> direct. Here's the info if you don't want to wait for me:
>> The man you need to talk to is Herb Welch. He can be reached at (214)
>> Thanks for chiming in Gary, the more info I have the better decision I
>> can make.
>> I'll be pulling the trigger on this sometime in the next 4 weeks.
>> Have you decided on what you're going to mount your hexbeam? Right now
>> unless something easier comes along, I'm going to use a Spiderbeam 47' HD
>> mast and put the rotator at the bottom and turn the entire thing. I may
>> be moving in the next 3 to 5 years and I don't want to install anything I
>> can easily take with me.
>> 73, Rob, KC5RET
>> On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 2:47 PM, Gary Sitton via BVARC <email@example.com>
>>> I am about to pull the trigger on a hex beam myself. I
>>> think that the K4KIO kit is about the best from my brief
>>> research, but a couple of things:
>>> 1) The HB configurations these days seem to be the
>>> broad band (max 2:1 SWR) design like the K4KIO and
>>> I do prefer this design over the classic HB.
>>> 2) Definitely get a choke balun ferrite kit for the coax
>>> to reduce common mode sneak currents on the coax
>>> shield's outer surface.
>>> 3) Unless you plan to use 12M., you may want to not
>>> wire this band in as it does somewhat impair the 10M.
>>> performance due to the closeness of the bands.
>>> Gary K5AMH
>>> On 10/18/2016 11:44, Rob McClure via BVARC wrote:
>>> Hello all,
>>> Does anyone in the club have any of these hexbeams?
>>> If yes can you respond off list? I'd like to ask a few questions since
>>> I'm ready to buy one.
>>> 73, Rob, KC5RET
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