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Best low cost intro beam

lonestarbandit

4-2-9 Central TX
Dec 30, 2006
399
568
103
So looking for opinions and statistics regarding gain etc for the best value for money introductory small beams. Discuss for my benefit lol

No BaBs please (Big ass Beams)

Maco Vquad
Gizmotchy 3 element
VQ3 V-Quad Antenna
Maco VQ3 V-Quad Antenna
Other alternatives
 
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Big Kahuna

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I just got done testing this one. https://www.radiowavz.com/product/s...gle-band/85?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false

Very lightweight - doesn't take up much space. Some good gain and horizontal polarization. Super easy to assemble. In use it reminded me of the V Quad.

Not going to be in the same realm as a 3 element yagi though.

If you're interested in it let me know. I just bought it so I could do the video overview and test it, I don't need another antenna :)

 
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Big Kahuna

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What the heck? Ive not seen a beam look like that before...how....what..that is extremely ....weird...?
If I put that on my house my wife might make it not my house.....

You may not like what she says about a V quad or a 3 element yagi then :) No such thing as a subtle beam for looks.

Anyone who comes to your house will always notice it.

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Big Kahuna

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I've you're looking for the most simple and lightest V Quad, if you're ready to take the leap get the M103. Either way you'll need a solid mount and rotor unless you plan to manually adjust or talk in one direction.
 

lonestarbandit

4-2-9 Central TX
Dec 30, 2006
399
568
103
Yes already looking at the rotor, the non included rotor wires, the poles, the brackets, another run of coax, an antenna switch..still waiting on my hopperbuilt box to ship....getting impatient. I am in suburbia now so big beams are out. I remember now what CB stood for.... I'd forgotten in 15 plus years I'd been away. Constantly Buying.
 
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