Handsome 3m boom 2m 8Element Wideband Antenna 2m8WB
It could be produced in three versions:
- 2m8DX – for the DX part of the band 144-145MHz.
- 2m8WB – wideband version 144-146MHz
- 2m8Wide – extra wideband version with 4MHz bandwidth 144-148MHz IARU Region 2 and 3
2m 8Element Wideband Antenna 2m8WB appearance:
What does 2m8WB mean?
- 2m – 2m band
- 8 – 8 elements
- WB – WideBand version covers 144-146 MHz (144-145MHz or 144-148MHz)
Electrical Specifications of 2m 8Element Wideband Antenna 2m8WB
Frequency Range: 144 – 146 MHz
Free Space Forward Gain: 12.6 dBi
Front-to-Back Ratio: 29 dB
-3 dB Horizontal Beamwidth: 43°
Polarization: Horizontal or Vertical
Nominal Input Impedance: 50 Ohms
SWR Across Entire Band: < 1.2
Maximum Power Input: 500W (By order “P” Power version 1500W)
Matching Method: Direct feed through common mode choke (current balun)
Mechanical Specifications of 2m 8Element Wideband Antenna 2m8WB
Number of elements: 8
Element Diameter: 8 mm Aluminum tube
Dipole Diameter: 8 mm Hard Copper tube plastic coated
Longest element: 1040 mm
Element Mounting Position: Below the Boom
Balun and Connectors: Included
Boom Length: 2.92 m
Boom Size: 30 x 30 mm
Number of Boom Pieces: 2
Guy rope support: Not necessary. Strong boom
Mounting Mast Diameter: 43 – 70 mm 1-11/16″ – 2-3/4″ OD
Survival Wind Speed: 160 km/h
Transportation Length: 1.49 m
Antenna Weight: 3.2 kg
2m 8Element Wideband Antenna 2m8WB measured perfect SWR from 144 MHz to 146 MHz.
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 just to assemble and have fun!
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