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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Directional (Yagi, quad, etc.) | FLEXA Yagis 2m, 70cm, 23cm,13cm Help

Reviews Summary for FLEXA Yagis 2m, 70cm, 23cm,13cm
FLEXA Yagis 2m, 70cm, 23cm,13cm Reviews: 5 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $125.00
Description: Light weight yagi antennas for the VHF/UHF range. Extreme thin elements and a patented "no drill" fixation made these yagis famous in DL and around
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VK2BJ Rating: 1/5 Jan 9, 2015 20:02 Send this review to a friend
Very Poor  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I ordered the 23cm Flexa FX2304 from a German online radio dealer. It took around 8 weeks to arrive. It is in kit form and mechanically very flimsy. I put it up and found that the SWR, far from being the advertised 1.15, was in excess of 3 throughout the band. It did, however, seem to perform as a beam and I made a few QSO's of up to 300km. Within a few months, I noticed that several of the elements were severely bent down and/or back. Clearly birds had been perching on them and the elements are just too flimsy so that they bent. I have now taken the antenna down and from its poor condition, you would think it had been up in the air for years rather than just a few months. In summary, a very poor antenna both mechanically and electrically. I would not recommend it to anyone and I have only given it 1 because it does work after a fashion.
PA5COR Rating: 5/5 Jun 20, 2006 12:31 Send this review to a friend
Outstanding  Time owned: more than 12 months
Using the 11 element 2 metre beam, 4.95 metres long, and the 23 element yagi for 70 cm's 5.05 metre long.

Been up here since 9 years, N connector and teflon balun incorporated handling up to 800 watts.
Perfect swr, hi gain in an low windresisting beam.

Low visibilety will be pleasing your neighbours if you have them like i do.

Using 23 metres of Ecoflex 15 cable minimizes losses here, worked some very good DX here (1000 miles+) in good conditions.

Limited for space and mounted on an sturdy chimney this was the setup i looked for 9 years back, and with the 3 element 6 metre yagi my setup did well for the last years.

Looking as new still, will be up for an long time.

PA3CEV Rating: 4/5 Jun 5, 2006 05:18 Send this review to a friend
Good BUT  Time owned: more than 12 months
Nice antenna's very light weight, last forever, unusual but very reliable construction.
Very low visual impact, high performance.

AVOID the 13 cm version, it doesn't work.
Tested 2 of them, 10 dB gain is not enough for a 80 element yagi, rain causes change in gain.

No XY model for 2m and 70 cm available.

WA3JGI Rating: 5/5 Jul 3, 2004 10:25 Send this review to a friend
Flexa FX 224 2 meter  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
FLEXA fx 224 a 2 meter 11 element on a 3.3 meter boom 12.4 dbd neat antenna i live on the chesapeake bay Kent Island antennas dont hold up well maby flexa will its all stainless steel elements and light weight boom design boom is square alumlum tube just slightly larger than 1/2 inch element are 1/16 stainless rod vary flexable (no wind load ) i ordered from germany cost of 7 antennas with air freight about 1000.00 vary close to m/2 or cushcraft will keep ya posted on how they survive hi wind and ice for mor info contact me ill give ya a a updated report
DL0USB Rating: 5/5 Oct 4, 2003 20:52 Send this review to a friend
Survived several storms  Time owned: more than 12 months
No extreme hill location here, but these yagis seem not to fail by aging. Since 1985 both a 2m and a 70cm flexa yagi are still alive ...
Material is Al for the boom, stainless steel for elements and clamps.

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