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Reviews Categories | Antennas: HF: Yagi, Quad, Rotary dipole, LPDA | Com-an-tena 40 m 2 el yagi Help

Reviews Summary for Com-an-tena 40 m 2 el yagi
Com-an-tena 40 m 2 el yagi Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $690 AUD
Description: This is an Australian made two element 40m yagi with
inductive loading with capacity hats. The Unit is very well
made with 4.9 dbd and 18 Db max f/b claimed. Matching is by
an "inducto-match". Boom is 6.4m and 60mm in diam with 3mm
wall thickness. Elements are 32mm diam with 3mm wall. The
fittings are generous thick aluminium plates for element to
boom and mast to boom plus u-bolts, nuts and bolts are
stainless steel.
Product is in production.
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VK5LB Rating: 5/5 Mar 3, 2011 20:56 Send this review to a friend
Excellent  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
This Australian made 40m antenna is a military strength 2 element inductively loaded yagi for 40 metres. It is broadly similar to the Cushcraft XM240. Performance Claimed = 4.9dbd and 18 db f/b max above 15m. The boom is 6.4m and 60mm in diam with 3mm wall thickness. A thick stainless steel boom truss cable is provided. The elements are non tapering and are 32mm in diam. The coils are wound on machine grooved thick insulators and covered with heat shrink. Capacity hats sit outboard of the coils. The boom to mast and elements to boom plates are thick and solid. All bolts and fittings are stainless steel. It performs very well indeed and is certainly very good value. I decided to add element trusses because I did not want any element droop. Other local amateurs who use this antenna report the droop is not excessive however and the antenna is robust enough without them. Andy Coman has been making antennas for a considerable time and I like the very solid engineering that went into the design of this yagi. The performance is excellent for a 2 element yagi. Andy does not have a web site but advertises in the Australian Amateur Radio Magazine.

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