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17983

Re: Traffie Hexbeam mod to Broad Band Hexbeam

Thanks to all for your input on my hexbeam question. Bill K7BRR
William C. Johnson
Sep 17
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17982

Re: Hex question

My experience has been that HOAÆs will threaten you with legal action and are counting on you to roll over and comply. However, if you are willing to spend
Michael Leboeuf
Sep 15
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17981

Re: Hex question

If you are trying to hide it from the HOA, give it up.  Sooner or later, some anal orifice will see it and complain. Dont disregard a tilt-over with a hinged
Dale Chatham
Sep 15
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17980

Re: Traffie Hexbeam mod to Broad Band Hexbeam

Hi Bill: The Traffie Hexbeam cannot be modified easily to the G3TXQ broadband hexagonal beam mainly because the Broadband beam requires longer spreader arms.
k4kio
Sep 15
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17979

Re: Traffie Hexbeam mod to Broad Band Hexbeam

As a Traffie hexbeam owner for 4 yrs now I wouldn't think the extra little bit extra gain you would see will be worth changing it, even if it were possible. I
Frank Triche
Sep 15
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17978

Re: Traffie Hexbeam mod to Broad Band Hexbeam

This would probably be infeasible with stock spreaders because the classic (Traffie) design is about 19.5 feet in diameter and the broadband design is about 22
bennyfrank85
Sep 15
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17977

Re: Hex question

Love the thinking outside the box! I wonder if anyone ever made an antenna from metallized Mylar skinny balloons? It would be quite broadband due to the large
Sriracha Jonas
Sep 15
#17977
 
17976

Re: Hex question

I don't think this has been done before but there may be a way of making a pneumatic hex that could deflate and fold away easily. High pressure air tubes can
Carl Emerson
Sep 15
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17975

Re: Hex question

Regarding flat hexbeam. I built a flat hex with only a 3ft vertical boom and ran support cables to the booms. It's less noticeable when viewed from the side.
Ei3gd
Sep 15
#17975
 
17974

Traffie Hexbeam mod to Broad Band Hexbeam

Has anyone modified a Traffie Hexbeam to a Steve Hunt Broadband Hexbeam? Is it feasible or even necessary? Is the improvement worth the attempt? Bill J K7BRR
wcbilljohnson
Sep 14
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17973

Re: Hex question

Noah, tell your friends about the cobweb antenna. I have been playing with a homebrew version. Not the gain of a hex but very quiet and works well.Here in
William C. Johnson
Sep 14
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17972

Re: Hex question

There is a flat hex beam out there.  It has what looks to be a 3 foot mast above the beam, but the beam itself is in a single plane parallel to the ground. 
Dale Chatham
Sep 14
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17971

Re: Hex question

Dale, the "160m-10m Broad band element" is "fed by a "second coax feed". As for the gain figure they give: "Gain 6.1 dBi". That's over an isotropic antenna
wt4bt_in_tn
Sep 14
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17970

Re: Hex question

Let us know how it works out.
Rob MM
Sep 14
#17970
 
17969

Re: Hex question

Just in case anyone is serious about making a covered umbrella, They could make those U-shaped cuts that are used to make vinyl signs, etc. less prone to wind
Sriracha Jonas
Sep 14
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