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Reviews Categories | Antennas: VHF/UHF+ Directional (Yagi, quad, etc.) | Cubex Kingbee III Help


Reviews Summary for Cubex Kingbee III
Cubex Kingbee III Reviews: 3 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $$299.00
Description: 8 EL 70CM, 8 EL 2 Meter, 4 EL 6 Meter 96" boom, all fiberglass construction, separate feedlines
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.cubex.com/uhf_vhf.htm
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VK4CC Rating: 5/5 Jan 15, 2011 20:11 Send this review to a friend
Ideal Suburban Tri-bander  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had the Kingbee III for about 15 months now and it is performing beautifully. This is the second summer E season I have worked with it on 6m and I have worked the west coast of Australia, down to Tasmania and out into the Pacific as far as The Sth Cook Islands and Tonga, all with 100w. I haven't done a great deal with 2m and 70 cm yet but all repeaters are accessible out to about 80 miles or so.

This antenna replaced a 2 el quad for 6m, a 9 el yagi for 2m and a 19 el yagi for 70cm. The reduction in clutter in my suburban setting is great and I have noticed an obvious improvement on 6m and is as least as good on 2m and 70cm.

The quality of the materials is excellent and following the instructions resulted in assembly and erection in one weekend. Non US hams need to be careful of the freight costs if using the company's default shipper. I specified FedEx and the antenna arrived in Australia 5 days later and at a good price.

I am about to assemble the MKII 5 bander from Cubex and hope to equally satisfied with that product as well.
 
KE5HPQ Rating: 5/5 Jan 30, 2008 11:47 Send this review to a friend
Exceptional Triband Quad  Time owned: more than 12 months
Initial assembly though complex, is made perfectly straightforward with clear and logical instructions. Following the assembly steps in correct sequence is the key to getting this Kingbee flying. I found that a stand with a short mast to mount the quad's boom during assembly was necessary. The fit and quality of all components is excellent.

Tuning the quad for the one's preferred portion of 6 and 2 meters is simple. Adjusting for resonance on 70cm is possible with careful trimming and a good analyzer.

This quad performs well horizontally fed on all 3 bands with excellent rejection of signals off the side. It is a good choice if you want all three bands on one beam.
 
AA4W Rating: 5/5 Mar 17, 2007 13:50 Send this review to a friend
3 Great Antennas in One  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I purchased the Kingbee III in late December, 2006. This is a fairly complicated antenna to assemble but the instructions were easy to follow and covered all of the necessary steps. As with any antenna project it is good to have an antenna analyzer handy to tweek the driven elements to the frequencies you want to operate.

The company responded promptly to a call I made to them and answered my question quickly.

I have the antenna mounted at 48 feet and am VERY pleased with the performance. 2 meter and 70 cm are fantastic. I previously used a 10 element yagi on two meter sideband and the eight elements on this antenna beats it hands down. There haven't been any openings on 6 meters, to speak of, but contacts in a 200 mile radius are a breeze.

If you are thinking of installing multiple antennas for VHF/UHF you should look at this one.
 


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