My wife said that she did not care about the price, get what I wanted. Has great receive & transmit. I modified the mast mounting, boom and boom support to my specs. A solid antenna. I would have also done the mods to any other antenna out there, just part of the fun!
WR Raymond |
This Maco 5 element beam with the wide spaced elements easily covers the entire CB band with a very low 1.1-1 swr across all 40 ch when the gamma match is set properly and the beam mounted horizontal . The wide spacing of the last 2 directors make this antenna a winner .
1 MHZ below 1.5-1 bandwidth or 100 channels .
Front to back and side rejection along with its awesome forward gain makes it well worth spending the extra money and buying the 5 element over the 4 element maco beam on the shorter boom .
We choose to use Dacron rope for the truss support over the supplied wire they included and added 2 small turnbuckles to get the boom well supported to the eye bolts . We did wind a rf coaxial choke 7 turns 8 inches across and mounted it on top of the boom by the driven element to keep the coax from radiating
Overall I give this antenna a solid 9 / 10 only because I did my modifications for the truss support with rope and turnbukles