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Beam suggestions

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by RidgeRunner260, Jul 27, 2021.

  1. RidgeRunner260

    RidgeRunner260 New Member

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    So I am looking for sensible beam suggestions.
    I have available a 50 foot tower and heavy duty rotor and thrust bearing.

    Here's my criteria
    - must be in current production readibly able to find.

    - Nothing that comes from over seas needs to be available in the US (shipping prices).



    - I want dual polarization

    I was looking at 3 elements because that seems make the most impact in signal increase. I've had locals suggest 4 elements but I'm concerned going much over 4 the size complexity and benifits of signal increase start to deminish.

    Also I'd like to mount a 4 element a 6m yagi i have on the same mast. Wondering if anyone had a wisdom to offer here.

    11m cb, probably tune vertical for CB. Horizontal for 10m.
     
    #1 RidgeRunner260, Jul 27, 2021
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  2. Crawdad

    Crawdad Down in the mud invasive species

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    I'll beat the rush....

    For what band(s)??

    73
     
  3. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

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    It's posted under "CB antennas" so it's pretty obvious, isn't it?
    Personally would go for 5 element on 8m boom.
    2m higher you can put 6m Yagi.
     
  4. Crawdad

    Crawdad Down in the mud invasive species

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    Things get posted in incorrect forums quite often here chief. Clarification can only help the OP get the info he's seeking. Didn't really hurt you too much, did it? Someone piss in your porridge this morning?
     
  5. sp5it

    sp5it Master of puppets

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    I just meet too may morons on my way today. Overreacting.
     
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  6. Crawdad

    Crawdad Down in the mud invasive species

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    Check the mirror
     
  7. The20poundhammer

    The20poundhammer Sr. Member

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    If you have to have dual polarity that narrows the choices a lot. Maco has the 3 element Comet and the 2 element Y quad. Lightening makes a 2 element quad and Jogunn has the 3 element star series and the cross series. If it were me I would look at a 4 element you should be fine with that.
     
  8. Dr_DX

    Dr_DX Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what is most important to you.

    4 element - More Side/back end rejection and gain with a narrower beam angle

    3 element - Wider beam angle with less gain and side/back rejection.

    Since you want to run 11m vertical and 10 flat, it kind of rules out a Quad or Star type beam.

    I would say a Comet for a 3 element and a Shooting Star for a 4 element.
     
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  9. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    As the OP stated, 10/11m.
     
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  10. Crawdad

    Crawdad Down in the mud invasive species

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    Added nearly an hour and half after his original post and my question. But thanks for your help.

    73
     
  11. NightThumper

    NightThumper Sr. Member

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    Don’t you just hate that when it happens? Quoting the original message takes care of that
     
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  12. Echo 111

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    My thoughts are...the bigger the better, you have all you need for a maco 105 or 106 HV....
     
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  13. RT431

    RT431 In the swamp

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    Years ago I had a maco 3 element yagi with an a99 mounted above it at 50'. With a 100w from a Kenwood 440sat I talked anywhere I wanted. If i could hear them I could work em.
     
  14. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    There lie's and issue. The 6 meter yagi needs to be like 5-6 feet away from any other antenna.
    Thus with a group of Vertical elements for 11 meters, you need a good deal of mast to make that happen.
    I would run 3-4 elements on 10 meters about 3- 4 foot above tower.
    The Six meter beam @like 9 foot above tower, then extend mast another 3-4 feet up mount a IMAX/A99/ ?? above and you would do very well with locals and DX on 11m.
    my 2 cents.:whistle:
    All the Best
    Gary
     
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