6m 6el Magic Band Antenna 6m6DX: Low Noise, High Gain Yagi Antenna for DX-ing and Contesting
6m 6el Magic Band Antenna 6m6DX is designed to provide outstanding performance in the 6-meter band, offering you a competitive edge in contests and the ability to hear weak signals with ease. Formerly known as PA50-6-6BG, this antenna is tailored for the DX part of the band (50-50.5 MHz) and comes with various power input options to suit your needs.
6m 6el Magic Band Antenna 6m6DX appearance:
What does 6m6DX mean?
6m – 6m Magic band antenna 50MHz
6 – 6 Elements
DX – Intended for use in DX part of band 50-50.5MHz with excellent SWR
The 6m6DX antenna SWR measurement
Electrical specifications of 6m 6el Magic Band Antenna 6m6DX
Frequency Range: 50 – 50.5 MHz
Free Space Forward Gain: 11.55 dBi
Front-to-Back Ratio: 32 dB
-3 dB Horizontal Beamwidth: 46.6°
Nominal Input Impedance: 50 Ohm
SWR Across Entire Band: < 1.2
Maximum Power Input: 1000 W (or more by order)
Matching Method: Direct feed through Teflon RG142 common mode choke (current balun)
Connector: “N” (Silver plated Teflon SO 239 or 7/16 DIN by request)
Power input options by order of 6m 6el Magic Band Antenna 6m6DX
“P” – Power version “N” Input connector RG142 5mm Teflon balun cable: 1500W 6m6DXP
“E” – Extra power 7/16 DIN Input connector SF250 7mm Teflon balun cable: 3500W 6m6DXE
“EX” – EXtreme power 7/16 DIN Input connector RG115 10mm Teflon balun cable: 8000W 6m6DXEX
Azimuth Radiation Pattern of 6m6DX antenna.
Extreme suppression of the side lobes, and excellent front-to-back:
Mechanical specifications of 6m 6el Magic Band Antenna 6m6DX
Number of Elements: 6
Tapered elements. Center tube 12mm, extensions 10 and 8mm
Tapered dipole. Center tube 12mm, extensions 10 and 8mm
Balun and Connector: Included
Longest Element: 3.1 meter
Element Mounting Position: Below the boom
Boom Length: 5.94 meter
Tapered boom: 40 x 40 mm, 30 x 30 mm, 20 x 20 mm
Turning Radius: 3.3 meter
Number of Boom Pieces: 5
Guy rope support: Yes, Included
Mounting Mast Diameter: 43 – 70 mm 1-11/16″ – 2-3/4″ OD
Clamp: 2x M8 Stainless Steel
Survival Wind Speed: 160 km/h
Net Weight: 8 kg
Gross Weight: 9.5 kg
Transportation Length: 1.49 meter
Horizontal Stacking distance for 6m6DX
5.65 m Gain 14.0 dBi (+2.5dB)
6.0 m Gain 14.1 dBi (+2.6dB)
6.3 m Gain 14.2 dBi (+2.7dB)
6.65 m Gain 14.3 dBi (+2.8dB)
7.1 m Gain 14.4 dBi (+2.9dB)
7.7 m Gain 14.5 dBi (+3.0dB)
Vertical Stacking distance for 6m6DX
5.4 m Gain 14.0 dBi (+2.5dB)
5.6 m Gain 14.1 dBi (+2.6dB)
5.8 m Gain 14.2 dBi (+2.7dB)
6.0 m Gain 14.3 dBi (+2.8dB)
6.2 m Gain 14.4 dBi (+2.9dB)
6.4 m Gain 14.5 dBi (+3.0dB)
Stacking in “H” configuration for 4 x 6m6DX antennas:
6.7m/6m for gain 17.3 dBi
Pictures of the 6m6DX antenna:
50 MHz Low noise Magic Band Yagi 6m6DX standard 1000 W balun, dipole, and connector view:
Low noise Magic Band Yagi antenna 6m6DX optional 1500 W balun, dipole, and connector view:
Sturdy Construction of Low Noise Yagi Antenna 6 elements 6m6DX:
Antennas-Amplifiers Product Benefits. A Major advance in Amateur Radio antenna design.
- F/B and G/T superiority.
All antennas have been calculated using state-of-the-art full 3D Electromagnetic Simulation Software including the influence of the boom, bracket, baluns, and connectors. The performance of antennas designed using these techniques is exceptional, far better than antennas designed using “wire” programs.
Comparison of EM simulation software
- No tuning antennas
Before dispatch, we assemble each antenna and test antenna characteristics. That means you may expect exceptionally good electrical and mechanical performance including low SWR across the designed range immediately after assembling.
No need to tune the dipole, or any other element to get perfect SWR on the intended frequency range. Everything is pre-tuned.
- Easy to set up
Everything is labeled, just put number to number. The antenna can be assembled with hand tools.
Everything is included in the antenna box: Antenna, balun with connector, and bracket. Yours is to assemble and have fun!
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