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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Directional (Yagi, quad, etc.) | M2 2M18XXX Help


Reviews Summary for M2 2M18XXX
M2 2M18XXX Reviews: 2 Average rating: 4.5/5 MSRP: $264
Description: The 2M18XXX has been extensively used by many moonbouncers and other weak signal enthusiasts for the last eight years. The clean, sharp pattern yields a very good G/T (gain/temperature in K) which, in everyday language, means you hear more signal and less noise. It is ideal as a single antenna or in stacked arrays of 24 or more antennas, yielding a full 6 dB of stacking gain for four or more antennas! Mechanically, the boom is strong in the middle and tapered in 1/4" steps to reduce weight and wind area. M2 has integrated the computer optimized design with the unique driven element module. The aluminum CNC machined housing features "O" ring seals on all three connectors and internal connections are potted in silicon gel than enhances the power handling capability. That is important to those who feel life is too short for QRP! All hardware is stainless except the U-bolts. By all standards the "18XXX" is a true thoroughbred among VHF antennas!
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.m2inc.com
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KB9VQC Rating: 4/5 Nov 29, 2003 19:57 Send this review to a friend
a good antenna  Time owned: more than 12 months
I run 2 2m18xxx. The antenna performs very well. Had an ice storm and the antennas survived. The problems with the antenna are that the tube that supports the boom is not strong enough and the turnbuckles will pull right through the tube. I know, it happened to me. I made mine out of steel. Also the mounting plate to the boom is too light and too small. You cannot even use a nut driver on it. I made a larger and stronger plate. If they would correct these problems it would make a very good antenna.
 
NL7CO Rating: 5/5 Feb 1, 2002 16:54 Send this review to a friend
Best Long Boomer on the Market  Time owned: more than 12 months
THe only change to the station was this antenna and I was able to work those last couple of grids for the VUCC. My contest scores have improved significantly and the second one is going up this spring.
 


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