[amsat-bb] Re: Hy-Gain Yagi Antenna

Pughkeithd@cs.com Pughkeithd at cs.com
Mon Jul 9 00:51:09 PDT 2007

In a message dated 7/8/2007 10:40:06 PM Central Daylight Time, 
gary_mayfield at hotmail.com writes: 
> Subj: [amsat-bb] Hy-Gain Yagi Antenna 
> Date:7/8/2007 10:40:06 PM Central Daylight Time
> From:gary_mayfield at hotmail.com
> To:amsat-bb at amsat.org
> Received from Internet: 
> Is anyone using these antennas?
> Hy-Gain    http://www.hy-gain.com/
> UB-7030SAT
> VB-216SAT
> What do you think of them?
> 73,
> Joe kk0sd
> Amsat 21357
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I have used a set of these as portable antennas for many years.  The first 
use was for W1AW/5 the first year (1989?) we hosted the ARRL National at 
Ham-Com.  Initial assembly was a challenge but we made it.  The longest use was at 
the Soviet Space Exhibit in Fort Worth (1991).  They were installed on top of 
the exhibit hall for six months and were used daily for LEOs and AO-13.  They 
have been used for every Field Day since initial purchase and for several ARISS 
School Contacts (2 m only).  I worked you with them on a couple of Birds this 
Field Day.  I have used them on my portable tripod in my own back yard for 
several extended periods.

Performance has always been good and they have withstood the partial 
disassembly and transportation well.  The disassembly was only to shorten the booms.  
Elements were left in place.

One of these days I will finally get around to replacing my KLMs (they have 
not been functional for some time) at the home QTH and the Hy-Gains will be 
considered along with the M2 antennas.  

I hope this helps.

73 - Keith, W5IU

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