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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Yagi, Quad, Rotary dipole, LPDA | Hygain 155CA Help


Reviews Summary for Hygain 155CA
Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $429.95
Description: 5 Element 15 meter monoband yagi on 26 ft boom
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.hy-gain.com/products.php?prodid=LJ-155CA
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W8OB Rating: 5/5 Mar 28, 2003 16:38 Send this review to a friend
excellant  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
First of all this is not a antenna for the beginner as it can be a bear to install. Assembly instructions are very clear, however one has to jump about the manual a bit for the various assembly figures, In all fairness this seems to be a trend lately. Materials are very good quality and the boom to mast bracket is one heavy duty critter. Although no weight is given in the spec sheet this one weights in at 40 pounds assembled. During install the pulley rope somehow got jammed causing the antenna to sway away from me I notice the front director was shaped like a half circle due to being pushed against the roof and I figured well that is that but upon freeing the yagi the element sprang back to its orginal shape. Total assembly time on this using power tools including feedline attachment was around 1.5 hours. During inventory of parts I noticed I was short a couple of minor pieces of hardware, A call to hygain resulted in the missing pieces arriving via UPS in a couple of days. Performance at 50 feet is excellant and VSWR curves are slightly better than published in the manual. If you want to own 15M this is the antenna to do it with. One other note on installing this antenna Use caution as the place where the boom to mast assembly is located is not at a balance point of the yagi and causes the antenna to lean in the direction of the reflector during hoisting. Buy one you will not be sorry
 


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