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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Yagi, Quad, Rotary dipole, LPDA | TET HB35-C Help

Reviews Summary for TET HB35-C
TET HB35-C Reviews: 4 Average rating: 2.8/5 MSRP: $1185 AUD
Description: 5 Element Tri-Bander
Product is in production.
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VK4SP Rating: 0/5 Mar 1, 2012 17:51 Send this review to a friend
Don't buy one  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I mite have jumped the gun before. But this antenna is crap,part of it was made back to front,swr jumped all ova the place when we removed the element the stub was full of alloy shaveings,The guy whom makes this will help at 1st Then emails dont get answered at just ova $1,000 its a lot for a pensioner :(
VK4SP Rating: 4/5 Dec 31, 2011 20:00 Send this review to a friend
looks ok  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Ive only had this antenna for a few weeks and its a replacement for my A3s that was over 10yrs old,The Antenna uses an rf choke,The antenna comes pre drilled.We been playing with the vswr and now have it down to 1:5 on the three bands I would like to see it lower as per manual? But time will tell and then I mite give it 5/5.
73,Dave VK4SP/Ex VK4XES
ZL3RG Rating: 3/5 Nov 2, 2002 22:06 Send this review to a friend
Weak mechanically !!!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Very good performer but VERY weak components. Hopeless construction for high winds and moisture will short out internal element insulators! Have owned this antenna over 9 years - during that time have rebuilt most of it 3 or 4 times!

As far as performance goes, it is out on it's own for a tri-band yagi. Extremely good Forward gain and Front to Back is excellent. No more than 1.3:1 swr on any of 20/15/10 meters.
F5MMX Rating: 4/5 Apr 19, 2000 07:01 Send this review to a friend
a 5* performer with a 3* mechanical design  Time owned: unknown months
I am using this antenna since 1985 and it is a real nice performer. It's a 5 elements short boom tribander with no traps. The VK2OAU design has been used for it: 2 driven elements per band with about 130 phase shift, like an HB9CV. The only complain could be about the light mechanical design. I had to rebuilt the antenna 2 or 3 times now. The antenna is still available from an australian antenna builder, the electrical design is still the same but the mechanical design has been reviewed.

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