Re: Hexbeam lite
- I am confused. Looking at the pictures you uploaded, I see only 4
spokes/spreaders. Is this a Hex or an X? 73 - Doug - W6HB
--- In email@example.com, "w5ddc <dallas@a...>" <dallas@a...>
> I will attempt to post a couple of pics of my Hex beam experiment.
> I am using 3/8 inch heavy wall tubing and 1/4 inch solid aluminun
> for 4 of the 6 spreaders. These will be driven directly in lew of
> the wire element. The remaining 2 spreaders I have obtained from
> the local Walmart 2 six foot fishing rods for 6.94 each. The center
> insulator is a 4 inch PVC pipe cap which I have mounted on a 3/4
> floor flange. I used 1/4 inch stainless steel bolts spaced about2
> 5/8 inches on the cap as mounting studs for the spreaders. Its not
> all together in the pics, I just picked up the fishing poles.
> I'm going to try this all out as a single band first then
> experiment with the element as if it were a parrallel dipole.
> I used number 9 cord (telecom guys know this stuff) to tie it
> all to the kingpost at the moment.
> So far I have 30 bucks in aluminum from Texas Towers.
> 14 bucks at Walmart for the fishing poles and another
> 15 bucks for the hardware. I will take more pics as the
> project goes together. My only concern at this point is
> how survivable it will be with these element sizes.
- I left a message post, I havent mounted the remaining two legs. I am using
aluminum for 4 spreaders and fiberglass for the remaining two. I will be
driving the aluminum. Hope this clears it up some... Trying to see how it
in this configuration.
- Thanks, Donlin - Still not real sure of the feed method. What are you
going to use for the element ends? I look forward to seeing the
finished product and your results. HNY! 73 - Doug - W6HB
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, dallas@a... wrote:
> I left a message post, I havent mounted the remaining two legs. I
> aluminum for 4 spreaders and fiberglass for the remaining two. I
> driving the aluminum. Hope this clears it up some... Trying to see
> works out
> in this configuration.
- Im planning on using aluminum wire for the element ends to avoid
electrolysis from the junctions. I plan on feeding the elements at the base
PVC cap. I have the fishing poles cut down and need to extend them about 3
on each side to get me to 9 feet or so. Im hoping to try this on 20 meters
and above. I will try it as a single band first, Im guessing that multi
banding in this
feed configuration will cause a great deal of interaction between elements.