2 Meter 8 Element Long Boom Cross Polarized Yagi

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.

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. 145-148mhz
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 in price
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


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