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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Yagi, Quad, Rotary dipole, LPDA | Moonraker MD040 40m Dipole Help


Reviews Summary for Moonraker MD040 40m Dipole
Moonraker MD040 40m Dipole Reviews: 1 Average rating: 0.0/5 MSRP: $45
Description: Single element mini dipole for 40 metre band.
Product is in production.
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MM0ODI Rating: 0/5 Sep 20, 2006 15:03 Send this review to a friend
Dreadful!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Cheaply made. Not even worth the 45 they ask. The whole thing mounts on a polythene centre with a tiny feeder hole that barely takes thin RG58 cable. The elements have a wire loading at the base, with adjustable elements locked by a wingnut!
Instructions included with the antenna are a joke! A single piece of paper with measurements required for various band settings...(thought this was a single band 40 metre antenna?)
I set it up for 40 metres per the instructions and got a beautiful 1:1 swr on 6 metres! Extending the thin dipole rods to full length gave me 3:1 on 40 metres with TVI for about a mile round! I'm waiting on the whole thing falling apart in the high winds we're getting here at the moment.
Avoid this and its 80 metre brother like the plague!
 


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