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write your own review of the Ultra Beam 2el. 6-40M.
Jun 27, 2013 09:03
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Time owned: more than 12 months
I decided to add my notes, as I noticed that there was no comments about this antenna on Your beautiful website.
I bought the Ultrabeam over a year ago
and I am fully satisfied.
It is only a 2 elements,of course.
But a very good one:eight bands in a single light solution, with an excellent controller bracket-or a pc controller option- and 2 elements from 6 to 20M, more a rotary element full size, even if folded,on 30 and 40M.
Sure an intresting product,maybe "the best bang for the buck",as someone said,excellent in the performance-size ratio.
The cost is not low: but in relation to what You take, in my opinion, the expense is more than valid.
This is an ideal antenna for those who do not have much space and / or the possibility of amazing towers, but they do not want to give up the pleasure and the desire to be competitive in their hobby.
For dx-expeditions or non-permanent activities, it can also be a perfect solution that really makes the difference on the Air.
It also works very well on 30M and 40M, although
mine is installed only about 12 meters over the ground and with a metallic roof that is even more close to it.
Despite that,i have no problem to put off a good signal on all bands, even in the extreme dx or expeditions,propagation permitting,this is normal.
I am curious to evaluate it better after it will be raised a few meters further,in the future.
If I can give a suggestion, it is important to carefully follow the instructions in the manual and take advice from company during the installation.
Here it passed several storms and strong and continuous winds, being also installed a few meters away from ocean,without serious problems.
A bit of maintenance may be necessary,with a special attention to the curves, that in strong wind conditions may be subject to considerable effort.
In places where the weather is often really bad, i suggest taping the joints several times, looking at all modes of maintain the contact between the joints and curves and control it sometimes.
Otherwise,in other places it is not necessary to exaggerate the attention,because the materials of construction for the antenna are very good. Compared to some competitors, UltraBeam has found a great solution,avoiding further internal element, closing the sides with two curves and ensuring to the antenna in an effective way.
A valuable product,for me, with a nice company that is always ready to assist the customer with professionalism and kindness.
I am available for any kind of information regarding my experience with this antenna.
I specify that I do not have any kind of purposes of sale or promotion with this company, but only the simple satisfaction of a customer,which I think is not insignificant.
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