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Categories | Antennas: HF Verticals and Wire | Yaesu YA-30 Folded Dipole Help

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G3RKF  Rating: 5/5 Aug 3, 2013 08:13  Send this review to a friend!
Excellent solution in loft.   Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Use the B-Square Eng 110ft up at 70ft as W2/G3RKF. Excellent performance with IC735 from 10m to 80m. Like dx chasing and with HRD and cluster feed I'm onto a new entity very quickly.
In England don't have large garden so had trap dipoles plus WARC bands in loft for 10m to 80m. Regular visits tweaking lengths for cw or ssb was a pain.
B-Square doesn't come with insulated wire so YA-30 the obvious choice. Taken 2 days to shoehorn it in! Needed several extra spacers to maintain shape.
Plenty of RBN spots and some qso's confirm I'm getting out.
Great vswr values of course and it's so much quieter. I've lost 3 S points of noise on 40m.
I'm awarding the YA-30 a five. It seems expensive, but so are all the T2FD's. Had to imagine what else could get me on 9 bands in an instant, with 200w from trusty FT1000mpV without any of the neighbors having a clue. Stealth rules! 
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