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Directional 11 meter for SSB to europe

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by mb91w126, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    HF Long John 10 meter Beams:



    HyGain 10 meter beam.jpg

    I think these models were adapted for 11 meters until the mid 70's, however demand was not great enough to sustain the production of those versions.
    The newer 10 /12 meter versions use shorter boom lengths.
    Several Op's I work on 6 meters have purchased the 5 element versions and updated them to the old specs.
    The old design 6m/6 element version I believe had a 33 ft. (?)boom.
    Those versions were called the "BOOMER" series.
    All the Best
    Gary
     
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  2. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    Gotta love that CL109 with it's 55 foot boom. LOL
     
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  3. oldtymer

    oldtymer Well-Known Member

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    Surprised no one mentioned a Half Square antenna.
    Not hard to build and very good for DX contacts.
     
  4. 1KT001

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    Grazie per le le info sulle Long John (y)
     
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  5. Marconi

    Marconi Usually if I can hear em' I can talk to em'.

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    I had a HGLJ-105CA for 10 Meters, but I was never able to get it up high, even to test.

    About 25' is the best I could do with it mounted static, using an old Arm Strong Rotor.

    It was heavy, well constructed, and barely reached 11 meters with a suitable working BW of 1.75 MHz when setup at the Broad Band dimensions.

    They were for real alright. I don't think anybody does work like Hy-Gain use to do. Manual in PDF file below.

    upload_2020-12-23_11-22-48.jpeg

    Below is the PDF file for my Eznec model using real dimensions I got from Hy-Gain to work 11 meters...including the physical beta matcher.

    Anybody wishing to get one of these old beams contact:
    Lee Whiting, DR_DX, a member of this forum.

    LAW@GVTC.com
     

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    #65 Marconi, Dec 23, 2020
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2020

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