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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Directional (Yagi, quad, etc.) | Tonna F9FT 19 element 70cms yagi #20919 Help


Reviews Summary for Tonna F9FT 19 element 70cms yagi #20919
Tonna F9FT 19 element 70cms yagi #20919 Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
Description: 19 element yagi on 2.82 metre boom. Suitable for both fixed and portable use.
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.f9ft.com/
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G4TRA Rating: 5/5 Jul 9, 2010 15:45 Send this review to a friend
Light and rugged  Time owned: more than 12 months
Mines a 21 Ellement, there's a picture on my QRZ.com page. It's 25 years old now and is on it's second driven element. See my review on the 9 element 2m Tonna for getting long life from these great antennas.
 
G4AON Rating: 5/5 Nov 12, 2005 01:32 Send this review to a friend
Fine portable antenna  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
One of the higher bands I didn't have a portable antenna for was 70cms. Initially I wanted the Tonna 21 element yagi, fortunately the shop only had a 19 element in stock. For the extra 2 dB of gain, the 21 element yagi is much longer (4.6 metres vs. 2.82 metres) and would take more time to assemble. In addition, the extra length may be an issue with my portable mast in windy conditions, the wind tends to turn the mast with very long antennas.

The 19 element isn't specifically a "portable" antenna in the same sense as the Tonna 9 element 2m yagi (model 20089), the elements and mast/boom clamp use ordinary nuts and bolts requiring the use of spanners to attach the antenna to a mast.

The driven element is of conventional folded design, terminated in an "N" socket. There is an aluminium tube sleeve to fit over the coax feeder, this clips to the boom to form a quarter wave stub to remove RF from the outer of the coax. Both the sleeve and supplied N plug are intended to be used with RG213 sized coax.

My only criticism of the antenna is that each element has sharp ends as a result of cutting to length in the factory, they need filing smooth to avoid scratching yourself.

Overall, the performance and build quality are very good for the size and weight of the antenna.
 


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