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 Sunday, November 1, 2020. 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.