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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Yagi, Quad, Rotary dipole, LPDA | ZX-Yagi Mini Beam Help

Reviews Summary for ZX-Yagi Mini Beam
ZX-Yagi Mini Beam Reviews: 12 Average rating: 3.3/5 MSRP: $249.95
Description: Mini yagi for 10, 15 and 20 meters.
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PA1ZX Rating: 3/5 Feb 4, 2000 00:01 Send this review to a friend
Correct what N0FGK told.  Time owned: unknown months
Afther reading the artikel of N0FGK i must told that he have correct. He have a old version with aluminium el/boom plate's the new version have plastic plate's. The old alu. plate's make a C to the coil in the mid trap and that the piont the res.Freq. are not o.k.Contact MTE abd they send you plastic plate's afther install this the antenna are o.k.

Ron Eberson
N0FGK Rating: 1/5 Feb 3, 2000 23:29 Send this review to a friend
Better than my vertical...but not by much  Time owned: unknown months
I have given the zx-yagi a low score due to my initial problems with it. Out of the box it had a ridiculous swr on all bands. In order to get it down at all I had to short one of the feed points to the boom. So I had to choose to have high swr on 10, low on 15/20 or vice versa. I also had to put a longer set of screws in the driven elements to make good electrical contact. I got this advice from Roy/WA4DOU who was extremely helpfull in troubleshooting my problems.

I know there has to be some compromises on short beams. I have learned from this. The antenna does put out a signal, it does receive, I have worked Russia. So it is performing as an antenna with directivity, it works better than my vertical. I now know I have to sell my house, buy a house with 20 acres, put up a 75ft tower with stacked mono-banders :) Seriously though the antenna does work but not as well as I thought it would. I would look at other mini-beams out there or build my own next time. Ain't experience a great thing? :) (As long as you don't go broke getting it!)
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