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MACO VQ3

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Antennas' started by Mudfoot, May 3, 2019.

  1. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Elmer

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    RT431 In the swamp

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    Not a bad price.
     
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  3. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    It's $100 more than the two element.
     
  4. jessejamesdallas

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    Road Squawker Sr. Member

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    14.5 dB gain on a 13 foot boom, Hmmmmmmm..................
     
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  6. 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.
     
  7. Blackcat630

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    7 ft windload.. curious as to the dimensions of dem dare triangles...
     
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  8. Mudfoot

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    Anybody get one?
     
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    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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  10. 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 4-2-9 Central TX

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    lets resurrect an old thread. ANYONE bought and used this VQ3 ? My V QUAD is on back order they have one of these in stock IDK....
     
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    lonestarbandit 4-2-9 Central TX

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    I've changed my vQuad order. May be 2 months (turns out not in stock but special order) but I went to VQ3 so I will answer my own question in time.
     
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  13. lonestarbandit

    lonestarbandit 4-2-9 Central TX

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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 4-2-9 Central TX

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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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  15. Justme

    Justme Sr. Member

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    C.B. gain fantasies, a good long beam you can expect 6 to 6.5 dBd gain or 8 to 9 dBi gain.
    that is for a good well designed 3 element beam, long boom.
     
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