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Published by: Dozie Db Ezemenyiba on Sep 28, 2011
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Its wingspan reaches 10. here is to what looks like closely a 5-bander Titanex LP5 log-periodic beam once all 25 elements assembled. At right a few minutes after have opened the package containing the Degen Baby Boomer Quad BBQ 101520. Not easy to handle such a size alone and to lift it up to the roof. a load that each of us can lift without much problem (as we said it is equivalent to a 810m long aluminium ladder) and that can be supported by a relatively light mast. even shortened. do you wonder ? Sometimes. Plus side. up to 17 kg for the Degen's Baby Boomer Quad (BBQ) what is at the limit of the weight that an alone person can lift. Why have selected these "monsters" for portable operations. the BBQ is bulky and its weight is close to 17 kg. most of these antennas display a high gain very appreciated by DXers. many of them offer a lightweight below 10 kg. They are however portable due to either their lightweight or their pre-assembling.3m. First requisit. its installation with a rotator ontop of a pylon or on a sloping roof should require at least two persons for security reasons. because like all quads. I have listed larger antennas. hence their selection in this category. The best are of course bulky displaying a wingspan that can reach 10 meters for wire beams.Telecommunications Equipment for portable HF operations (Trans)portable HF antennas (III) In the second table displayed below. a simple dipole or a short vertical does not allow 2 . That can't be easier ! But this picture is misleading. but the task is not impossible. even a large pole with guy wires. It comes pre-tuned and pre-strung. on holiday or when participating to Field Days and other CQ WW activities. At left. Documents ON4AGP and Degen. Wow ! Two examples of antennas at the limit of portability. If you are used to assemble/disassemble it you can erect it alone in about 20 min. If the BBQ can still be assembled and erected on a mast fixed at ground level by one person (working some hours for the first assembly). Some models however are heavier. All meet our requirements and belong to our scope even if some look huge. Only drawback it is paid by the size. mostly designed for a semi-permanent installation.

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