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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Yagi, Quad, Rotary dipole, LPDA | EAntenna 59+ Help

Reviews Summary for EAntenna 59+
EAntenna 59+ Reviews: 4 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $1400
Description: The new EAntenna 59+ is a 5 bands, 10 elements beam antenna
with a superb performance for a boom length of only 5,75
meters. Its design, both electrical and mechanical, has been
computer optimized to attain the best performance among all
antennas in its class available in the market.

The EAntenna 59+ does nor use traps, nor load coils, nor
linear loads that might introduce loses. The placement and
spacing of all elemnets has been carefully designed to avoid
negative interactions among bands. All the active elements
for a specific band do not contain on any case an interlaced
element of greater size between the driver cell array and
its corresponding reflector or director. The results are a
great figure of gain and a very cleanl radiation lobe.

The antenna consists of a logaritmic driven cell that adds
an initial significative gain which is reinforced notably by
placing a single-band reflector for each of the bands from
20 meters to 15 meters and by adding an additional director
for 10 and 12 meters in front of the logaritmic cell array.
The antenna is fed through its log cell array, which
delivers a greater SWR bandwidth apart of an increase of
gain when compared to other single element feeding systems.
Product is in production.
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KE4U Rating: 5/5 Feb 22, 2018 13:18 Send this review to a friend
Excellent Design and Materials Engineering  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Just purchased this antenna and put it on the air in April 2017. The US distributor is DXEngineering who provided excellent customer service during the selection and purchase transaction.

The assembly experience was intense as there are hundreds of parts and no step-by-step assembly manual. It took me about 16 hours of assembly. There is a parts list and sub-assembly detail photos included. A bit of study solved all assembly questions that came up for me. The material supplied was all highest quality aluminum and stainless steel. A few strategic spares for some hardware were included and welcome. Expectations are that this antenna will be in the air for many maintenance-free years.

The TX-455 tower mounting to a N4ZZ Tilt-Plate was straightforward. Because the antenna has a truss system, an offset truss mast is required for the truss to clear an extended mast above the Tilt-Plate.

Side nulls are sharp with good front-to-back. Bandwidth is excellent with 1.1-1 SWR across each band with 17M the slight exception at 1.7-1 SWR. Operating is point and shoot.
KP4RV Rating: 5/5 Mar 6, 2017 18:12 Send this review to a friend
Good Contest Antenna  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
On my last antennas upgrade it, purchased this antenna Log Periodic 10 Elements and tried during the last ARRL DX International Contest and works great, Very strong antenna for heavy winds from the Caribbean. I will recommend this antenna as a contester since 1990. Good Price for a great antenna. Works with 7 elements on 10, 15, 17 and 20 mts, on 12 mts uses 6 elements, Can you imagine, 7 elements monobander on those bands, think about.
CT7ANG Rating: 5/5 Jul 6, 2016 01:24 Send this review to a friend
Quality  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
A great performer, good quality antenna. Everything went together correctly. All S/S fittings etc. Nut bolts and washers etc all in the box. I have used a few HF directional antenna's last being the Gem Quad back in the UK. The quad was a huge success but the 59+ has the edge from this location.
If you are looking for quality and performance I would recommend this antenna if you have the space.
DK5VQ Rating: 5/5 Aug 30, 2014 02:33 Send this review to a friend
High quality, top performance  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I had to change my loved 2 Element Quad into a Yagi system, because i had to mount 2 other Antennas on the same mast. This was impossible with my Quad. So i was looking for an Antenna without traps and without dynamic parts. After weeks of thinking about the new Antenna, I decided to give the 59+ a chance.
Assembling was simple, but it took about 8 hours... so many parts and screws. The materials are excellent. It's a very solid construction. And the support from Rod, EA7JX, is great. If you have any question about the antenna, he will answer very soon. SWR on all bands is very low with an amazing bandwith. And the performance - outstanding. I tested the antenna in several pile-ups. Until now it was no big problem to break every pile-up.
The concept of the antenna is an 6 element driven log-cell, with 1 element for 20-17-15-12 an 2 driven elements for 10m. On 20-17-15 it has an fullsize reflector on each band, and on 10m it has an director.

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