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Author Topic: Any Directive System DS50-4 6M yagi owners out there?  (Read 561 times)
N8FNR
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« on: January 25, 2012, 08:49:14 AM »

I am considering putting up a Directive Systems DS50-4 6 meter yagi on the eve
of my house and turning it with a TV rotor.

http://www.directivesystems.com/PDF/DS50-4.PDF

Are there any Directive System DS50-4 owners here and if so what do you think of
the build and performance of this antenna?

Zack
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K3GM
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 06:58:59 PM »

I delayed responding to you because I can only give you an overall opinion of Directive System antennas.  The company is owned by a fellow club member of mine, Dave Olean, K1WHS.  Dave is world renown for his EME work, and I believe he was once a chief engineer at Cushcraft.  I use his Directive Systems K1FO 2m yagis for weak signal work.  His antennas are sturdy, well made designs,and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
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N8FNR
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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 04:30:11 AM »

Thanks for the reply Thomas.

I have worked 111 grids with stacked/phased loops made by KB6KQ but have taken them down and will replace them with a 50-4. Also bought a Elecraft KPA500 and that should help a bit with my Flex-5000 and the 50-4.

Going to put the loops up on ebay as I no longer have a need for them.

Now I just wish that more hams would reply to my QSL requests so that I can get my VUCC!
Zack
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