It's MY opinion that the same 3-element Maco, one fed with a gamma match and one fed with a beta match, will perform better with the beta match. I'm also willing to put my money where my mouth is. I'll supply the stock Maco M103C antenna. You (who ever you are) supply the DX Engineering "hairpin match". I already own the DXE-BEB-2. I'll model the antenna using "Yagi for Windows" which is supplied in the 20 edition of the ARRL Handbook. This software allows modeling for both a gamma and a hairpin match. I'll build and tune the antenna using both matching networks, taking readings with my Bird 4030 relative field strength meter. Once we agree on what "better" means, the winner takes all. My investment will be $100.00+. Your investment will be $30.00 plus shipping. Who's willing?!