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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Yagi, Quad, Rotary dipole, LPDA | OptiBeam OB3-80+ high performance 3el 80m monoband Yagi Help

Reviews Summary for OptiBeam OB3-80+ high performance 3el 80m monoband Yagi
OptiBeam OB3-80+ high performance 3el 80m monoband Yagi Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $7,300
Description: Description: Extremely efficient trapless 3el 80m Yagi on a 20m (66 foot) long boom with 23.50 (77 foot) long elements.
Lossfree shortened elements by software designed and absolutely unique high Q coils.
Fed through a high quality Array Solutions 5 KW 2:1 balun.
Extra heavy duty V-trussed square boom.
Extra heavy duty double V-trussed elements.
Optically extremely attractive appearance.
Relais controlled CW switch to operate either SSB or CW.
The king size 80m monobander for the ambitious contester and the Ham with extremely high demands.
Product is in production.
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HS0ZIA Rating: 5/5 Jul 17, 2012 00:03 Send this review to a friend
Impressive performance  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I ordered mine as a CW-only version with no relays and it performs well throughout our 40 kHz-wide band allocation. Construction is very robust and it survived a tropical thunderstorm that ripped down large trees and power poles in the area. Custom boom-to-tower plates OB custom-fabricated to the tower drawings fit perfectly. A few missing parts were immediately air posted free of charge.
SM5AQD Rating: 5/5 Jan 17, 2007 11:26 Send this review to a friend
A super antenna  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
Optibeam 3 el yagi for 80m. Late September day´s last year 2006 we erect the 3 el on 80m from Optibeam.
What is with all Optibeam´s is the quality of the material as well the rugged design.
To mount the antenna together is so easy, the manual is also very professional.
Since September we have had a few very very big storms (hurricanes) around 40m/s, the last one was last weekend with 33m/s and very much of heavy wet snow. The antenna is mounted 44m up and my rotator is a Proppitch rotator.
Until now there is no problem with the high winds at all, this version is also swithable on cw.
I have no problem with SWR on both CW and SSB. In CW I can work up about 50 kc and
SSB is from 3815 to 3765.
I have been very active on 80m for many years, I have had and still have a 4SQ to compete and cross check with the beam. The beam is better than the 4SQ in all directions in both RX and TX.
New countries on 80m worked after erecting the beam is ZL8, XF4, No Cook.

If You look for a beam of this size, You will not be disappointed with this one.


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