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MACO VQ3


Mudfoot

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I had a V Quad in the early 90's. Before that, the only "beam" I ever had was 3 element Yagis for 6 and 10. I had the V Quad set for vertical. I had good luck with it as I was able to work dudes near me that my vertical struggled. Darn thing was awkward to manhandle. I have room for something like this, but I'd go with a traditional quad before this, unless I scored one cheap.
 

SIX-SHOOTER

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Never knew it existed. I had a V-Quad before. It was a decent antenna.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Small-Beam...567240?hash=item2159814e88:g:g1YAAOSw4plcyeht

Myself & a friend of mine had a regular set of the Original Wilson V-Quads when I was a teen & they sucked badly.My Starduster & Super Scanner both kicked their butt.I gave mine to my friend & he stacked them & they still sucked.I was working the world on my Starduster & Super Scanner & he could hardly make any DX contacts.Both of us were running a D&A Phantom & almost the same output power.I think he tool them down & threw them in the trash before all was said & done & he went & purchased a Starduster as well.

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Mudfoot

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I actually had decent results with mine. I could barely talk to a friend with my vertical. The V-quad allowed me to work him easily. It did seem to suffer with contacts in the local vicinity, though. My friend lived about 30 miles away.
 
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lonestarbandit

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Found some pics of this VQ3. Seems fairly rare so far but those that have it seem extremely happy with it and compare to a comet or 4 element mc104. Most of the trash talkers seem to have never owned one so....
 

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lonestarbandit

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Found some more info from an Italian version I THINK of the same antenna design as the maco but need the elmers to explain all the charts lol
 

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