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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Directional (Yagi, quad, etc.) | Wimo 2metre Big Wheel Help

Reviews Summary for Wimo 2metre Big Wheel
Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $79 Euros
Description: The "Big Wheel" is a horizontal polarized omni directional antenna. Usually highly directional antennas are used on VHF and UHF, which have the capability to bundle the radiated energy in one direction and eliminate interferences from unwanted directions. But these effects are not always welcome. With directional antennas it is nearly impossible to monitor a frequency for signals from any direction. Usually the directional antenna stays in the direction where the most signals are expected from and some rare contact in an other direction is lost. In such cases the Big Wheel is an ideal antenna which should be used together with a directional antenna.
Big Wheel antennas by WiMo are made of stainless aluminum, all other hardware is made of stainless steel. The antenna gain is approx. 3dBD, each Big Wheel has a N-jack (female). By vertical stacking of two Big Wheels you get a gain of approx. 5dBD. To connect two antennas to one coax feed a usual phasing harness can be used.
Product is in production.
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G8YMW Rating: 5/5 Dec 18, 2012 13:57 Send this review to a friend
Probably the best omni for SSB  Time owned: more than 12 months
I bought this aerial in 2003(?) when Wimo came to a rally in the UK (Wimo are German). It is(my guesstimate) about 1 metre across.
I had a problem with it but it works now, just tweaked the self-tapping screws up.
This year I got serious with the UK Activity Contests (First Tuesday of the month). I started with a halo at 20 ft off the floor with a drive-on mast base. Big improvement over the mobile whip. Then got the Wimo out. Another big step-up.
With my FT817 I am solid into Northern Ireland (369KM from near Lincoln)
This is the best PRACTICAL antenna for mobile SSB.

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