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Categories | Antennas: HF: Yagi, Quad, Rotary dipole, LPDA | Hexbeam: G3TXQ by MW0JZE Help

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G4WIA  Rating: 5/5 Feb 3, 2018 01:52  Send this review to a friend!
Great beam for extreme conditions  Time owned: more than 12 months
Poldhu Amateur Radio Club (gb2gm.org) is based at the Marconi Centre, Poldhu Cove, Cornwall on the site where Marconi made the first transatlantic contact in 1901.
The Marconi Centre and the antenna field are situated on the cliff top which suffers from very high winds and spindrift, a salt-laden mist in windy conditions. Consequently, our towers and aerials take a dreadful battering each year. Even Marconi’s 200 foot antennas blew down!
The Club had previously owned a 4 element triband beam made by one of the leading manufacturers. Unfortunately, the beam suffered storm damage each winter and in the final year the damage included the boom being broken in two.
We decided to replace the beam with a Hexbeam and chose one manufactured by Anthony David, MWŘJZE. We described the harsh site conditions to Ant and he assured us that one of his Hexbeams would be up to the job.
The Hexbeam, complete with Xtream WX supports was purchased and erected on our tower in March 2015 In January 2016 our extreme conditions caused one of the spreaders to pop out of the mounting tube, but this was quickly remedied and modified by Ant to prevent the same thing happening again.
Since then, the only problem has been a broken wire element at the point where the wire enters the ring terminal.
After almost three years the Hexbeam has proved to be capable of surviving very hostile conditions and we are extremely pleased with it.
The after-sales attention from Ant has been flawless and the Hexbeam is excellent, even in a very severely exposed site.
 
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