I have been developing a dual polarity, 4 element, cubical quad for use on the 2 meter band. This will make an excellent antenna for transmitter hunting or backpacking. Presently, the SWR curve is less than 1.4 at it's highest and 1.2 on most of the band. PICTURES MAY NOT NECESSARILY MATCH THE ANTENNA LISTED.
PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT THE SIGNAL IS RADIATED AWAY FROM THE REFLECTOR AND TOWARD THE DIRECTOR(S). IT IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE THAT A NON-CONDUCTIVE MAST (PVC, FIBERGLASS, WOOD, ETC) PRODUCES SWR RESULTS MUCH LOWER IN VALUE OVER A CONDUCTIVE MAST (METAL). INSTALL MOUNTING CLAMP WITH TEETH TOWARD MOUNTING MAST, AS NOT TO DAMAGE THE FIBERGLASS BOOM. All of our antennas are hand built with the highest quality materials available and should give you many years of service.
We have many years of experience in building antennas and we feel that a quad is one of the best ham antennas available. Recently, Ive been getting requests for 2 meter quads with 4, and 8 elements and even some interest in 6 meter quads. Below youll find a brief history of the cubical quad. A cubical quad antenna is a four sided, square version of a folded dipole.In 1947, cubical quads began gaining popularity with amateur radio operators. According to Bob Heil in his book, Heil Ham Radio Handbook, there were articles in QST and CQ magazine showing how to build a 10 meter quad.
These antennas are extremely directional and have considerable gain over other antennas such as the Yagi. Quads can be designed for use in the VHF, UHF and HF amateur bands. Over time, cubical quads lost some of their popularity but recently new hams have rediscovered them and they are becoming popular again.
For a complete history and technical information about the quad, one should read the book, All About Cubical Quad Antennas, by William I. Orr, W6SAI and Stuart D. My name is Randy Taylor and I love quad antennas. In fact, Ive been building them for over 45 years.
To me, you just arent going to find a better antenna. Every Ham finds an aspect of radio that interests them. Some it is contesting, QRP, or digital.My favorite thing about Amateur Radio is antennas. I have always experimented and built my own antennas for my 45+ as a ham. I have learned through trial and error what works and how to make my antennas as efficient as possible. The item "Cubical Quad Antenna for 2 meter 144/148 mhz. 4 ELEMENT" is in sale since Friday, January 22, 2021.
This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Radio Communication\Antennas\Ham, Amateur Radio Antennas". The seller is "randyandjudytaylor" and is located in Shreveport, Louisiana. This item can be shipped worldwide.