Sunday, April 4, 2010

A new antenna for HF

Finally broke down and got the Traffie Hex Beam 5 bander for 20-10 meters. Love it! Put it up on the 32 foot mast on 31 March ( the mast was empty because the 20 meter monobander is suspended between trees at 56 foot height).

Worked the YI9PSE DXpedition through the EU pileup on 17 meters SSB, FIRST CALL with 100 watts and the Flex 3000. NICE! Also worked T32CI on 17 meters, and 5H1S at midnight local on what sounded like a dead band (except for his strong signal!)

73 and good DX!


  1. What kind of 32' mast are you using? I've been thinking about homebrewing one to put up an multiband HF Moxon... 73 K3NG

  2. Hi Mark,
    Cool Blog. Saw your review of the Hex Beam on eham. I look forward to hearing more about this antenna. It's the only way I would be able to install a beam at my QTH.
    73 Mike KD8JHJ