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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Omnidirectional: verticals, mobile, etc | KU4AB SQ-222 1.35m square loop Help


Reviews Summary for KU4AB SQ-222 1.35m square loop
KU4AB SQ-222 1.35m square loop Reviews: 1 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $79.95
Description: 222MHz omnidirectional square loop antenna, solid in pairs with a stacking harness
Product is in production.
More info: http://ku4ab.com/_wsn/page2.html
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K7VO Rating: 4/5 Nov 23, 2005 10:26 Send this review to a friend
Works well, same quality as the other KU4AB loops  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
These little antennas do get out amazingly well and are ideal for space restricted installations, mobile, and portable operation on 222 SSB/CW. For the size and the cost nothing beats the KU4AB square loop. Unlike some other brands these do not detune in wet weather. They do not, however, perform like a beam and nobody should expect them to.

I've had mine on a mast on my deck between one of KU4AB's 2m square loops and one of his 432MHz loops. It works as expected, My only complaint is that the U-bolt provided is very long making it difficult to tightly secure the antenna to a small mast, i.e.: a Radio Shack TV antenna mast, which is what I am using. It will work -- just.

The antenna now includes an instruction sheet so clearly Phil has been listening to his customers. Unfortunately it's all in block letters, not terribly professional, and mainly sales hype. It does have one critical piece of data: the stacking distance for two loops.

The 222MHz loop can be bought as a stacked pair or as a single loop for $29.95. Highly recommended despite my nit picking.
 


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