eHam.net - Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Community

Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net


Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Yagi, Quad, Rotary dipole, LPDA | Telrex TB6EM Help


Reviews Summary for Telrex TB6EM
Reviews: 4 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: Six element beam for 10m 15m and 20m. Boom is 26', longest element is 34'
Product is in production.
More info: http://
Email Subscription
You are not subscribed to this review.

Subscribe!
My Subscriptions
Subscriptions Help

You can write your own review of the Telrex TB6EM.

K9AUB Rating: 5/5 Dec 21, 2012 07:29 Send this review to a friend
Magnificent!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Man, do I miss this company! I bought a TB6EM new back in 1978. It was built like a battleship, and HEAVY, over 100 pounds! Everything that could possibly fail was reinforced, and then reinforced again! It's a heavy beast, but I was able to support it with 70 feet of Rohn 25 tower, heavily guyed and a thrust bearing. I could turn it with a Ham IV inside the tower, but would prefer a heavier rotor today, maybe a Tailtwister. The performance has to be heard to be believed! It never failed to pull out the WEAKEST DX that others nearby simply couldn't hear. I got a phone call from a nearby neighbor ham one day who was listening to me in QSO ragchewing with some DX on 10 meters, and he asked me what frequency the DX was on? I told him I was working simplex. Well, he had a Cushcraft A3S at 55 feet, and he couldn't even hear the DX, while it was nice and strong on my Telrex. Another neighbor with a KT-34 at 60 feet reported similar experiences; I could hear the weak DX when he couldn't. I worked over 300 countries with that beam, and it never failed me, ever. I became accustomed to reports of, "loudest signal on the band." Front to back ratio was excellent, and front to side even better, which allowed me to reject QRM from unwanted directions, and that frequently makes a BIG difference. You can't work 'em if you can't hear 'em, and the Telrex certainly can hear them! And, it will do so, year after year after year! Man, I wish that company was still in business! There is simply NOTHING out there today to compete! NOTHING!
 
KU4B Rating: 5/5 Jan 1, 2008 17:41 Send this review to a friend
Great Performer  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had a TB6-EM up since the early 80s. I did have to add the sleve to reinforce the boom on the reflector, other than that it is still stock. I have used a few other tri band beams over the years. The Telrex is a far better performer than those I have used before. I have this one at 105 ft. I wish that company was still around, they made some really impressive antennas.
 
KU4B Rating: 5/5 Sep 20, 2005 20:39 Send this review to a friend
Excellent performer  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had a TB6-EM up for 25 years now. It is one of the best tri band antennas I have used. Many years ago I added a sleeve to the boom for fixing the physical resonance problem with the reflector, however that is the only change that has been made. These antennas are quite rare and heavy, however are a great performer.
 
VA3SWS Rating: 5/5 Mar 11, 2005 14:14 Send this review to a friend
They don't make them like this any more.  Time owned: more than 12 months
Had one of these on the air for almost 10 years, with great results. It is a monster though, very heavy duty. Elements go through the 3 inch boom, instead of on or under it. It's heavy (about 100 lbs)so a good tower and rotor is required. I bought mine in 1993 from the original owner who had it up for about 25 years. After 25 years in the air it required only minimal tweaking before I could put it up. If you are in the market for a big tri-bander and you see one of these for sale, consider it.
 


If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager.