6m 4elements Yagi antenna 6m4DX3 for portable or stationary use
Prepare yourself for a new sunspot cycle 25 with 4element 50 MHz Yagi. Enjoy the rising popularity and exciting contacts on the 6meter “Magic” band. 4 el. antenna can be used as portable or stationary. The antenna combines its strong 30 x 30 mm boom with a strong “Goliath” bracket which will make sure the antenna is always solid. Elements are tapered to reduce vibrations at high winds. Starting element diameter is 12 mm, and the middle part is 10 mm and 8 mm ends. Tapered elements will reduce the wind load.
What 6m4DX3 mean?
6m – Magic band antenna
4 – Elements
DX – Intended for use in DX part of band 50-50.5MHz with excellent SWR
3 – 3m boom with extremely strong construction.
The antenna is pre-tuned, so there is no need to move, cut or use a rasp file for any element to get perfect SWR on the intended frequency range. As all our antennas are, this Ham Radio antenna has been designed with professional full-3D EM modeling software. The antenna is calculated with the influence of boom, balun, and connector… Once the antenna is up in the air, you should expect solid SWR across the whole designed range, true gain, and F/B as given in the table.
Four Elements on 6-meter band are situated on the antenna boom of just 2.92 meters long. Since this Ham Radio antenna has 4 elements it is very easy to set up. Up to 20 minutes is enough for assembling even if you see the antenna for the first time. Everything is labeled, just put number to number. The antenna can be assembled with cheap hand tools, as well as with power tools.
For DX hunters, it is good for the E-sporadic season since when there is an opening you don’t need long antennas. The antenna has the best gain for its boom size, and excellent F/B.
Everything is included in the antenna box: Antenna, balun with connector, and bracket. Yours is just to assemble and have fun!
The default maximum power input is 1000 W. Optional up to 8000 W.
Electrical and Mechanical specifications of 6m4DX3
Electrical Specifications for 6m4DX3 6meter 4 element Yagi:
Frequency Range: 50 – 50.5 MHz
Free Space Forward Gain: 9.2 dBi
Front-to-Back Ratio: 20 dB
3 dB Horizontal Beam-width: 58°
Nominal Input Impedance: 50 Ohm
SWR Across Entire Band: < 1.2
Maximum Power Input: 1000 W (or more by request)
Matching Method: Direct feed through common mode choke (current balun)
Connector: “N” default (SO 239 or 7/16 DIN by request)
Mechanical Specifications of 6m4DX3 4element antenna:
Number of Elements: 4
Elements Diameter: 12 mm, extensions 10 mm and 8 mm
Dipole Diameter: 12 mm, extensions 10 mm and 8 mm
Longest Element: 3.1 meter
Element Mounting Position: Below the boom
Balun and Connector: Included
Boom Length: 2.92 meter
Boom Size: 30 x 30 mm
Turning Radius: 2.1 meter
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
Clamp: M8 Stainless Steel
Survival Wind Speed: 160 km/h
Net Weight: 3.4 kg
Gross Weight: 4.5 kg
Transportation Length: 1.49 meter
6m4DX3 – PA50-4-3B antenna connector, balun, and dipole view.
The old name of the antenna PA50-4-3B
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Read the short review about the 6m4DX3 PA50-4-3B antenna from eHam.net:
This antenna is excellent!
Easy to assemble, easy to dismantle. You can work mobile or work from home. It always performs well.
First of all Antennas Amplifiers company does not deliver your antenna if previously they do not fully test it, check all parts, and measure all values. They do not leave customers without answers. This is important!
Often I even listen on a 40m band with this antenna and hear so well and with minimum noise almost like it is FM. The side rejection is excellent.
The gain and F/B ratio is as advertised.
Assembling is easy and fast. Every element is marked; instructions are clear; materials and plastics are all of very good quality. You can not go wrong dealing with this company. The owner is a friendly fellow who responds on all your questions fast and accurately.
Antennas Amplifiers generally made excellent products for more than 30 years. I have two of their beams and both working as advertised.
I received my 6M Yagi this morning. The packaging was in perfect condition- like it had just left your factory.
I have completed the assembly, and a rough check-holding the boom with one hand while the reflector was sitting on the ground with the antenna vertical, gave me a VSWR of 1.3:1 at the design frequency. I am very happy with that, as things were ‘less than optimal’ and I am quite sure it will be extremely low when in the air.
I also wanted to say how nicely designed and well-made the antenna is; I am very pleased with my purchase.
Now to get it in the air and chase a bit of DX!
Best wishes from Western Australia.