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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Directional (Yagi, quad, etc.) | M2 6M5XHP Help


Reviews Summary for M2 6M5XHP
M2 6M5XHP Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $$344
Description: The 6M5XHP is the latest computer optimized version of our popular 6M5X. The 6M5XHP has been re-designed to use a hair-pin type feed. We just made a good thing better, maintaining a low wind load and great performance for its size. The 6M5XHP will compliment the rest of your antenna system and not overload your tower. The 6M5Xhp is perfect for the ham trying 6 meters for the first time or the seasoned vet who may stack them for a lower angle of radiation or even some EME use.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.m2inc.com
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WD4ELG Rating: 5/5 Jun 8, 2012 18:54 Send this review to a friend
Loving 6 meters  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Arrived via UPS Monday, but I had to leave on a road trip for work. ARGH. Put it together Friday morning first thing after I returned, raised it to 40 feet. Compared to the 2 element moxon in the attic, there is no comparison. I knew 5 elements would be better, but not THIS good! Simply amazing! The antenna is build like a tank, very solid. The instructions are very abbreviated, but if you have ever assembled anything before and you understand how yagis work, then it is just a matter of patience. I have the 2M9 from M2 also. Not surprised that this is a great antenna. You get what you pay for. Looking forward to DXCC and VUCC on 6, via CW, SSB, and digital modes.
 
WB2RCB Rating: 5/5 Oct 4, 2011 14:08 Send this review to a friend
Nice antenna - could use a few minor design changes  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Bought this antenna after researching many brands and after reading reviews here on e-ham. Since I am new to 6 meters, this antenna seemed to be what I was looking for. Received it from Giga-Parts and found the package and contents packed well with all parts present. I found the instruction sheets to be somewhat vague but if you look closely it is very easy to assemble the antenna. It took me about 2-1/2 hours to get it assembled and ready to mount on the tower. It is a very lightweight antenna and easily handled.

I noted a couple of things that would be nice upgrades for future versions. Currently there are no end caps for either the boom ends or element ends. The inclusion of some CAPLUGS would lessen the chance of water getting into the elements and boom. Also the design of the element to boom brackets could be changed to be a little more stout.

If I were building an antenna such as this, I would go with a 2" boom and at least 1/2" elements instead of the 3/8" as delivered.

The new 1:1 included balun and hairpin feed is a nice change from the old coax balun and gamma match on previous versions.

Mine was assembled as per the instructions (hard to make a mistake) and performed as expected. Low SWR in the low end of the band as advertised.

Now just waiting for conditions to improve to give it a good workout. Will check back after some on-air contacts are made.

 


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