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The 5-band DX Engineering HEXXAGONAL BEAM is a directional beam antenna kit made with fiberglass spreaders and wire elements for the 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meter bands. It looks like a very large inverted umbrella frame. Even at 22 feet wide and approximately 5 feet tall, it has a smaller turning radius than a two element 20 meter Yagi, and offers several enhanced operating characteristics. It may be mounted at the top of a rotatable mast or directly into a light to medium duty rotator. This antenna is fed at the top of the center post with a single 50 ohm feedline. This top fed feedpoint arrangement has been proven to function better than a bottom feedpoint connection. All cable is Belden 8267 (Mil Spec RG-213/U), guaranteeing UV resistance and maximum power handling.



Total antenna packages include instructions for G3TXQ broadband design.
       
The 5-band DX Engineering HEXXAGONAL BEAM is a directional beam antenna kit made with fiberglass spreaders and wire elements for the 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meter bands. It looks like a very large inverted umbrella frame. Even at 22 feet wide and approximately 5 feet tall, it has a smaller turning radius than a two element 20 meter Yagi, and offers several enhanced operating characteristics. It may be mounted at the top of a rotatable mast or directly into a light to medium duty rotator. This antenna is fed at the top of the center post with a single 50 ohm feedline. This top fed feedpoint arrangement has been proven to function better than a bottom feedpoint connection. All cable is Belden 8267 (Mil Spec RG-213/U), guaranteeing UV resistance and maximum power handling.

The DX Engineering HEXX antenna can offer gain and front-to-back performance that exceeds your expectations for a 2 element beam, as its unique shape is much smaller, better balanced and has been reported to receive less noise than typical beams. This lighter, easier to handle antenna can be rotated with a light duty rotator, and it performs well, even when it is not mounted very high above the ground.



With the DX Engineering HEXX antenna and kits you can build your antenna with a broadband U-shaped reflector for better coverage of the bands with low SWR. This is only one of the dramatic improvements of the G3TXQ broadband design over the classic dual-w hex beam antenna.



At the center of the new HEXX antenna is the exclusive DX Engineering patent pending cast aluminum HEXX Hub. This unique design may be used in the construction of either the classic or G3TXQ broadband hex antennas.

Specially designed and mechanically superior to available home-made base plate designs, the HEXX Hub has integral V-saddles and Stainless Steel V-Bolt hardware to firmly attach the fiberglass spreaders in proper alignment without drilling or crushing. The upper and lower mast mounts are integrally cast into the hub, eliminating the need to find separate mounting flanges, reducing assembly time, improving mast alignment and providing a far stronger, heavy duty attachment for the mast. The mast will fit directly into most antenna rotators.



For the rest of the antenna frame, high quality stainless steel element clamps rigidly hold the telescoping fiberglass sections at the correct lengths without drilling holes. Exclusive DX Engineering stainless steel element clamps with studs provide secure attachment points for the driven element feed points without drilling.

The unique Floating Element Wire Guides allow independent movement of the radiating wire elements and flexible fiberglass spreaders in the wind without creating breaking stresses.

The Floating Wire Guide tubing material is a polymer developed for carrying fuel under extreme environmental conditions. Both UV and heat stabilized, it exhibits exceptional retention of properties after prolonged exposure in outdoor weathering and high temperatures. It also offers the lowest moisture absorption of any commercially available tubing of its type.

These special Wire Guides are attached to the spreaders without drilling, for a stronger, longer lasting antenna.

The DX Engineering HEXXAGONAL BEAM design has a number of important advantages over a yagi:
  • Gain - approx 5 dBi (3 dBd), depending on band - similar to 2-element Yagi, far exceeding performance of mutiband mini-beams
  • Front-to-Back - >20 dB, depending on band
  • Small turning radius - the HEXXAGONAL BEAM has a turning radius of 11 feet
  • Wind load - approximately 5 sq. ft.
  • Balanced in the wind - Hexxagonal symmetry reduces torque on the rotor
  • Light weight - fully assembled - less than 25 pounds
  • Can be turned with a light duty rotor - no need to spend big dollars
  • Performs well at low heights - good results at 20 to 30 feet above ground
  • Five Band gain and front-to-back - can meet or exceed other small antennas
  • Handles Full Legal Limit Power no power restriction as on competing antennas
  • Has full length elements - no lossy coils or traps
  • Low Noise results - approaches performance of closed loop antennas
  • Requires no matching network - direct single 50 ohm coax feed
       

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