2m CROSS Wideband Antenna 2m20CROSSWB for Super LEO
The best full range 144-146MHz 2m CROSS Wideband Antenna 2m20CROSSWB for any radio modes like CW, SSB, FM, Q65, FT8, and all kinds of communications like EME, DX-ing, Contesting, FM work, and LEO satellites…
This antenna with added RHCP Kit is part of our Super LEO Pack for Satellites LEO Antenna Set.
If you want to be “The Boss” this antenna or complete Super LEO is for you.
2m CROSS Wideband Antenna 2m20CROSSWB for EME, DX-ing, Contesting, FM work, and Super LEO
What does 2m20CROSSWB mean?
- 2m – 2m band full coverage 144-146MHz
- 20 – 20 elements, 10 elements of horizontal polarization, and 10 elements of vertical polarization
- CROSS – CROSS Yagi antenna has horizontal and vertical elements – separated on a single boom, the antenna is mounted in a “+” format.
- WB – WideBand. The antenna covers the full frequency range 144-146MHz.
Electrical Specifications of 2m CROSS Wideband Antenna 2m20CROSSWB
Frequency Range: 144 – 146 MHz
Free Space Forward Gain: 14.45 dBi
Front-to-Back Ratio: 33 dB
-3 dB Horizontal Beamwidth: 36.6°
-3 dB Vertical Beamwidth: 40.2°
Polarization: Horizontal and Vertical (RHCP, LHCP with phase shift)
Distance Between Dipoles: 520mm
Isolation Between Antennas: More than 30dB
Nominal Input Impedance: 50 Ohms
SWR Across Entire Band: <1.2
Maximum Power Input: 2 x 1500W
Matching Method: Direct feed through common mode choke (current balun)
Connectors: 2 x “N”
2m CROSS Wideband Antenna 2m20CROSSWB Two Orthogonal Dipoles View for LEO Satellites
What about Orthogonality and related to that isolation between antennas (coupling) say SM5BSZ
“The NEC simulations above show that an isolation of 20 dB is sufficient. This means that the obvious way of checking a cross Yagi is to connect one of the feed lines to a transmitter with known output, and a power meter and a dummy load to the other. The attenuation is then measured directly through the power arriving at the dummy load. If it is below -20 dB compared to the transmitted power everything is fine. ”
Excellent results of isolation achieved -30 dB. Much better than SM5BSZ suggested:
Extra power version of 2m CROSS Wideband Antenna 2m20CROSSWB
“E” – Extra power 7/16 DIN Input connector 7mm SM250 Teflon balun cable: 2 x 2000W 2m20CROSSWBE
The mechanical version of 2m CROSS Wideband and Super LEO Antenna 2m20CROSSWB
“G” – Guy rope support for extra safety and harsh environment 2m20CROSSWBG
2m CROSS Wideband and Super LEO Antenna 2m20CROSSWB Azimuth Radiation Pattern
Mechanical Specifications of 2m CROSS Wideband Antenna 2m20CROSSWB Super LEO
Number of Elements: 20 (10 + 10)
Element Diameter: 8mm Aluminum tube
Dipole Diameter: 8 mm Hard Copper tube plastic coated
Longest Element: 1040 mm
Element Mounting Position: CROSS antenna – 2 Sides
Balun and Connector: Included
Boom Length: 5.48 m
Single Antenna Length: 4.92m
Boom Size: Tapered Boom 40 x 40 mm, 30×30 mm, 20 x 20 mm
Turning Radius: 3 m
Number of Boom Pieces: 5
Guy rope support: Not Necessary (by order)
Mounting Mast Diameter: 43 – 70 mm 1-11/16″ – 2-3/4″ OD
Clamp: 2 x M8 Stainless Steel
Survival Wind Speed: 150 km/h
Net Weight: 7.2kg
Transportation Length: 1.18 m
2m CROSS Wideband Antenna 2m20CROSSWB LEO Satellites
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 attributes 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 in a couple of minutes.
Everything is included in the antenna box: Antenna, balun with connector, and bracket. Yours is to assemble and have fun!
The old name of the antenna was PA144-CROSS-20-6AP
If this 20 elements CROSS Wideband Antenna 2m20CROSSWB is too big for you:
Look at 14 elements version 2m14CROSS
or 8 elements rear mount version 2m8CROSS
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