1. You can now help support WorldwideDX when you shop on Amazon at no additional cost to you! Simply follow this Shop on Amazon link first and a portion of any purchase is sent to WorldwideDX to help with site costs.
    Dismiss Notice

maco 105hv

Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by 552fl, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. 552fl

    552fl Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2018
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    34
    reviews and how hard is it to put together?looking at the hy-gain 45 rotor or a yaesu 450?


     
    Shadetree Mechanic likes this.

  2. 552fl

    552fl Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2018
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    34
    Have to run two pieces of rg_213 up to it right
     
  3. Shockwave

    Shockwave Sr. Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,592
    Likes Received:
    820
    Be sure to note the tuning instructions for this antenna provide the best gain over a narrow bandwidth. Bandwidth has been traded for improved gain. If you tune it for one end of the band, you may not be happy with the reflected power at the other end of the band.
     
  4. 552fl

    552fl Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2018
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    34
    Thank you for the reply I most regularly just stay on Channel 28 a.m. so I would tune for that right
     
  5. 552fl

    552fl Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2018
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    34
    When I pulled up the PDF file on the instructions show installing like on a horizontal but not the vertical they look very intimidating
     
  6. 552fl

    552fl Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2018
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    34
    Would a gizmotchy 6 element be better than the Mako 105 HV
     
  7. hairball-NWPA

    hairball-NWPA Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2014
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    8
    I would say in my opinion yes for the simple fact that mounting it and tuning it would be easier...performance on the other hand I would not know...Thats why I didnt go with a 103hv I found a used G35 the horizontal elements arent sticking down so far that you have to have it higher above the tower...I look at it this way if it works and matches good into the freeband I do alot of SSB work, it has more gain than an omni pointed right down their gizzards then go with what you feel comfortable with I do know the Gizzy's seem lighter than macos so easier on the old rotors and tower...dont shoot me just my opinion, let us know what you go with
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    The WorldwideDX Radio Forum was originally established in 2001. We pride ourselves on welcoming Radio Hobby enthusiasts of all types, while offering unbiased, informative, and friendly discussion among the members. We are working every day to make sure our community is the best Radio Hobbyist's site.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Premium VIP Member

    The management works very hard to make sure the community is running the best software, best designs, and all the other bells and whistles. Care to buy us a beer? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!