2 Meter 8 Element Long Boom Cross Polarized
Model 2M-8EL XP
Price-$299.95 shipped to lower 48
You will be impressed by the high forward gain
and front to back ratio along with the sharp clean pattern of
this versatile antenna.
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This is a dual polarity antenna designed
for vertical polarization on FM and horizontal for SSB. If you
own a multimode radio you can now put up one antenna for your
fm and ssb operations. Furthermore the vertical elements are
optimized for the fm portion of 2 meters (145 to 148 MHZ and
the horizontal elements for the ssb part of the band (144-145
MHZ). Please note this is not a satellite antenna. You
will need two seperate feedlines or a switch, the antenna does
not know the difference and cannot be fed with a T connector
and two jumpers to each set of elements.
Antenna is constructed of the finest materials, 6061 aluminum
tubing and solid aluminum rods. (Reflector and director rods,
3/16"dia., driven element rod, 1/4" dia.) Main features
include T match system for balanced radiation pattern, coaxial
balun hardwired directly to the T match system. No coax connectors
to seal and water proof or to introduce losses. Ultra reliability.
Balun cable passes into the connection box via black Delrin threaded
bushings.All connections housed inside machined aluninum box.
Shorting bars are new design with twin machine screws and nylon
stop nuts. (see picture above) Elements mounted on the boom using
unique clamp design. Clamps are machined from solid aluminum
bar stock and when tightned , clamp will align itself with the
axis of the boom and compress around the element rod. This method
makes for a stiff and rigid antenna which is a snap to assemble
and take apart. All hardware is top quality stainless steel except
the U bolts which are zinc plated.
freq. range-hor. ele. 144-145mhz ver. ele.
forward gain-11 dbd
front to back ratio-39.60 db
beamwidth E 39.8 deg H 45 deg.
feedpoint conn.-SO-239 standard, type N also available, no change
feedpoint imped.- 50 ohms
boom length- 144"
boom dia.- 1 1/2" dia. x 12 feet long
mast size-2 inch nominal
approx. weight-9 lbs.
typical vswr-1:1 to 1