Portable Hexbeam

Saturday saw me opening a beer celebrating finishing off the new decking area…which means….Sunday saw me finishing off my portable hexbeam from Folding Antennas. The build took quite a while, about 8 for the hardware and about 3 for the layout and tuning. I’ve not used it much in anger as the rains started coming.

An early doors write up is here…..but so far its looking worth the build time. Here’s a shot of the half finished decking…oh and a half finished antenna.

2014-03-25 12.10.50

Alex Hill, G7KSE, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Cumbria, UK. Contact him at [email protected].

3 Responses to “Portable Hexbeam”

  • k8gu:

    I saw this a couple of months ago and was impressed. Please do share more thoughts on how it performs and holds up to the weather for you. Eventually, maybe even this year, I plan to replace my homebrew hex beam with something bigger. But, I’m curious about this one because it is rather clever and I do travel from time to time. Good luck with it!

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Alex congrats on getting it all together and up and running……well almost running setting up the SWR I guess as far as it got before the rains. Looks great and as already has been said do give up reports on how it preforms.

  • Alex, g7kse:

    I had an email from Christian (The supplier) who mentioned a jig that he has used in the past and I think that would be even easier than laying it out.

    I’ve no doubt it will be better that the Cobwebb in the loft that I keep well away from Cumbrian weather.

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