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Beam Antenna

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Jay in the Mojave, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. Jay in the Mojave

    Jay in the Mojave Active Member

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    Hello Datsun 66:



    Which Butternut Beam are you talking about? Here is the web site for all the Butternut antennas.



    www.bencher.com/pdf_download.html



    Looking at the Butternut Model 1011 "Butterfly" Beam Antenna for both 11 and 10 meters, I'd say it looks like good construction.



    But again the They show coiling Coax up into 6 turns for a Balun. And I know from my experencies that the Coax Baluns just dosn't cut the Mustard.



    Suggest a Amidon 1 : 1 Current type Balun. Part number

    W2FMI-1-1HBH50





    Amidon is at 800-898-1883 or



    www.amidoncorp.com/aai_cost_baluns.htm



    Tha balun is way more important than given credit.



    Jay in the Mojave



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    </p>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p067.ezboard.com/bworldwidecbradioclub.showUserPublicProfile?gid=jayinthemojave>Jay in the Mojave</A> at: 11/27/04 1:39 pm
     

  2. Jay in the Mojave

    Jay in the Mojave Active Member

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    Hello Datsun 66:



    Ok I see the Beam 270-30 10/11 Butterfly Beam Antenna going for

    $ 325.00 Dollars plus shipping.



    Ok the parts and parts manufacturing, parts handling, storage, and boxing isn't cheap with a small work force.



    Trying to get inexpensive aluminum tubing is still a mystery to me. I almost had a fist fight with my aluminum supplier in the parking lot once, over a dispute of the price of tubing. Good thing I out weighted the guy by 100 pounds.



    Processing the parts, storage, boxing, overhead, rent, payroll can be a real major cost factor. I am just a 1 man band in my garage. But I have business consultants (and attorneys) saying I need to raise the price of the Interceptor 10K from 250 to 350 dollars. But beacuse I have no overhead I can offer the antenna at a much lower price than other manufactures. Just go look at whats out there and compare.All my over head are on contract.



    One other advantage over a store bought antenna, is that you don't have to run all over the place getting parts and pieces that don't work, and a set of instructions comes with the antenna.



    When you build your antenna get ready for raising and lowering the antenna a Bazillion times to work the bugs out!



    I wish I had a Dime for every time I went up and down a ladder!



    Jay in the Mojave



    www.a1antennas.com <img src=http://users.joplin.com/dutch64804/posticon44.gif ALT=":44">


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  3. Jay in the Mojave

    Jay in the Mojave Active Member

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    Hello UK MUDDUCK:



    Ok its a deal! I lived in England for a year in the 90's and loved it.



    But I will need a first class ticket over to the Island, ummm a rental car with lots of insurance, and really nice Hotel. Preferable some really nice Hotel I havn't been to yet, where I was Invited NOT Back. They all are stuffy about broken glass and brawling and such. Same over here in the states. Some people!



    Anyway I will bring a I-10K, new and fresh LMR400 Coax, with the Silver and Teflon PL-259 Connectors. And my antenna analyzer to tune the I-10K in, for ya's all.



    We will need to have a BBQ with some of the local honeys, and a few social beers or cocktails. We will need to discuss national affairs, politics, the budget, British and US commerce and the such. Good public relations of course, all a write off.



    You will be rally glad when I leave!



    hehehehehhehehehheheheheeee



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  4. datsun66

    datsun66 Active Member

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    Jay, I would be glad to help you install the antenna in UK.<img src=http://users.joplin.com/dutch64804/lolcrazy.gif ALT=":lolcrazy">


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  5. datsun66

    datsun66 Active Member

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    Has anyone used the Butternut Beam Antenna?


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  6. datsun66

    datsun66 Active Member

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    I would by one but the boom is to long for my app.<img src=http://home.comcast.net/~shockwav/smiley_858.gif ALT=":smksmly">


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  7. datsun66

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    I wish I had a Asrtobeam<img src=http://home.comcast.net/~shockwav/smiley_858.gif ALT=":smksmly">


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