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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Yagi, Quad, Rotary dipole, LPDA | GB Qubical Quad (Dutch) Help


Reviews Summary for GB Qubical Quad (Dutch)
Reviews: 2 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $936
Description: Qubical Quads
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.gbanttow.nl/
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DK7LX Rating: 5/5 Oct 12, 2015 11:37 Send this review to a friend
2 el. 5 band plus 4 el. 50 MHz add-on  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I did buy the GB 5/2 Quad model with the 4 el. 6 m add-on. As I did personally pick up the antenna in Brielle/Netherlands I canīt tell anything about shipping.

The antenna went together perfectly and the material as well as the workmanship is of high quality.

I did have a German Quad 10 years ago and by comparison the mechanical as well as the technical design of the GB Quad is definately far better.

That said, the GB Quad is an obvious successor of the legendary US made "Lightning Bolt" Quad which is no longer available since quite some time.
There are only some rather negligible differences as far as I can tell.

A great solution are the wire holders as well as the aluminium alloy 1,6 mm wire. Once cut and handled correctly it does a super fine job.

The fibreglas tubing fits into one another super well and the boom as well as the HD boom/mast plate are really solid.

The antenna comes with all needed instructions and the manual is held in both metric and US messures. Infact, the original Lightning Bolt manual is part of the instruction sheets.

I do feed the Antenna with single feeding lines for either of the bands, using an 8x remote switch.

After the first tests the Quad performs super well. SWR is no issue and the F/B and F/S performance is really outstanding.

The GB Quad is definately is a great performing antenna!

Georg, DK7LX
 
PA7KK Rating: 5/5 Feb 11, 2009 05:08 Send this review to a friend
2 elements version  Time owned: more than 12 months
The 2 el. GB-QQ is lightweight and performs very well on my 20 mtr's tower. The wires are made of an aluminum/titanium alloy. It's a compact beam that covers all bands from 20 - 10 mtr's. It needs some time to assemble it. Be aware of kinks in the wire. The alu/tita wire is not easy to handle. The spreaders are made of glassfibre.
A balun goes with the antenna that matches coax cable to the symetrical antenna. Worked most
recent dx-peditions with it on SSB. The antenna
is an easy way to be qrv on a lot of bands.
Some consider a quad to be a monster, but it's
not a visual impact, as from distance the spreadera (cross) one sees.

Good performance. not expensive, good material.

Hein - PA7KK
 


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