2 Meter 9 x 9 high performance Cross
Model 2M 9x9XP EME
Price $279.00 per antenna-includes shipping to lower 48
Four 2 Meter 9x9 EME XP's stacked system in North Carolina
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 2013 21:27:12 -0400
From: "Pat "
Subject: [Moon-Net] 4x9
I have a 4X9 XPOL array from gulf alpha antennas, works well,
I have worked
many DXCC with this one and the booms are only 15ft long. I use
a screw jack
but I imagine a 5500 would work as long as everything is balanced.
These are fine antennas, just hard
to get. I have used M2 XP20 and XP28's
but I am very happy with the compact array and smaller booms.
73 all and great input from all.
Pat (North Carolina)
Boom Length-15 feet
Boom dia. -1 1/2" dia.
No. of elements-9 horizontal 9 vertical
Freq. range-Horizontal elements-144-144.50 mhz Vertical elements-144-144.50
Feed Point Impedance-50 Ohms
Feed Connector- type N's
VSWR-1:2 to 1 typical
Power Handling-1000 watts (ships with teflon balun cables)
Forward Gain-13.77 dbd
Front to Back ratio-35 db
Beamwidth Azimuth @ 3db-37 degrees
Beamwidth Elevation@ 3db-36.4 degrees
Mast mounting dia.-1 1/4" to 2"
Antenna is a full size 9 element wide spaced computer
optimized yagi. Has machined aluminum connection box as the core
of the antenna feed system. To give our antennas a little better
bandwidth SWR, we always make the driven element a larger diameter.
This model has a 1/4" dia. driven element and T match rods.
Other elements are 3/16" dia. , all elements are solid rods.
Aluminum members are 6063 and 6061 for best corrosion resistance.
All hardware is stainless steel. Uses a 4:1 teflon mil spec.
coaxal balun which allows the balanced feed of the antenna to
be fed with 50 Ohm unbalanced coaxial cable and uses superior
T match system for best radiation pattern and good matching.
Antenna is designed for service in EME communications.
Additional features of this great antenna include a double boom
to mast plate which uses 4 V clamps and these clamps are spread
over a greater distance. 4 clamps around the mast will result
in greater holding power against the twisting forces preventing
the antenna from turning and becoming out of sync with the rotor.
Innovative element mounting system makes assembly a pleasure
and long term reliability assured, see pictures above.