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Author Topic: Want yagi suggestions for sat work  (Read 1836 times)
WB1AAT
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« on: October 23, 2008, 01:23:01 PM »

I'm looking to move up to 70cm/2M combo yagis after my stint with various omnis (turnstiles, moxons, verticals). I have an Elk and Arrow I use for handheld (they work well) but am seeking something a little better suited to being outside full time.

I've seen so far on the market:

mfj-1728
cushcraft A270-6S and A270-10S
hygain DB2345

Any opnions/experience with these? Yes I know I can use separate antennas and I know I can home brew. Dont want at this point.


Mike WB1AAT
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KB9CRY
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2008, 12:47:29 PM »

I use M2 antennas.
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 06:37:34 PM »

I thoroughly cleaned all parts of my Cushcraft Yagi before assembly, then sprayed marine spar varnish on it after assembly - for protection of/from the elements (pun intended). Cushcraft units are excellent.

Are you just thinking of base antennas for the FM birds???

Clint Bradford, K6LCS
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WB1AAT
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008, 06:53:55 PM »

The FM birds yes. But also the SSB LEOs like VO52 and FO29.

Right now I have my Elk dual band log periodic on a tripod in the back yard at 45 degree elevation fixed and an ancient U100 rotor (love those old U100s). A dramatic imrovement over my omnis and just as good as my Arrow (without getting wet or cold).

I'm looking for something with a little more punch, hence my post.  Thanks for the suggestion of the Cushcraft.  Do you have the dual band A270-6S or A270-10S  ?
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KA4NMA
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 10:45:05 PM »

I'm looking to move up to 70cm/2M combo yagis after my stint with various omnis (turnstiles, moxons, verticals). I have an Elk and Arrow I use for handheld (they work well) but am seeking something a little better suited to being outside full time.

I've seen so far on the market:

mfj-1728
cushcraft A270-6S and A270-10S
hygain DB2345

Any opnions/experience with these? Yes I know I can use separate antennas and I know I can home brew. Dont want at this point.

Mike WB1AAT

I found this post doing a search.  Mike, if you have any of the Omni antenna's laying around as surplus, I would be interested in getting them.  drop me an email pastor.spaceboy@gmail.com


Randy ka4nma
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