Ray is installing a Four-Square system using four of the DX Engineering DXE-7580FS-VA-2 Vertical antennas at the Eastport, Maine site.
Manufacturer’s Part Number:DXE-7580FS-VA-2
Part Type:HF Vertical Antennas and Packages
DXE Part Number:DXE-7580FS-VA-2
HF Vertical Antenna Type:Monoband, adjustable
Vertical Antenna Height:68.00 ft.
Antenna Wind Survival:92 mph, self-supporting
Antenna Power Rating:5,000 W
Bandwidth Maximum at 2 to1 SWR:557 kHz
Maximum Antenna Tubing Diameter:3.000 in.
Vertical Antenna Mount Type:Heavy-duty pivoting fixture
Antenna Mount Operation:Single operator crank-up option
HF Vertical Antenna Mount Material:Stainless steel
Vertical Antenna Mount Included:Yes
Mounting Clamps Included:Yes
Mast Mounting Clamp Minimum:2.375 in.
Mast Mounting Clamp Maximum:3.000 in.
Radial Plate Included:No
Radial Wire Included:No
Antenna Tuner Required:No
Antenna Tuner Included:No
Antenna Feedline Connection Type:Stainless hardware
Antenna Weight:60.00 lbs.
Quantity:Sold as a kit.
Notes:Customer-supplied radial wires required. A greater number of radials improves performance, but radial length is not critical for a ground mounted vertical antenna installation.
HF Vertical Antenna Band:80 meters
HF Vertical Antenna Mounting Position:Ground
Add Radials for Higher Performance:Yes
DX Engineering 80 Meter Self Supporting Heavy Duty Vertical Antennas, model DXE-7580FS-VA-2, are high performance vertical antennas specifically designed for the 75/80 meter band. These DX Engineering 68 ft. vertical antennas allow you to achieve the strongest possible presence at your power level and be competitive. These are FULL SIZE, quarter-wave vertical antennas that deliver fantastic specs and the highest possible performance at a price that can easily be justified.
Every design detail of the DXE-7580FS-VA-2 Heavy Duty Verticals provide for a very rugged 80 meter antenna that can stay up with no guying necessary and no worry. A 3 in. O.D. thick-wall 6061 aluminum tubing base and an extra-large insulating channel are combined with a patented* heavy duty stainless steel pivoting fixture that is second to none. Engineered for ease of assembly and adjustments, with corrosion-resistant aluminum tubing, stainless steel mounting brackets, and stainless steel hardware, these are very durable and attractive self-supporting antennas. If an extreme wind storm is predicted, one operator can easily lower and raise these antennas safely, due to the simplicity of the included Heavy Duty Pivoting Fixture and optional DXE-VRW-1 Manual Winch.
DX Engineering 80 Meter Self Supporting Heavy Duty Vertical Antennas offer full band coverage, with a 2:1 SWR bandwidth of up to 557 kHz, depending on your radial field. Your internal tuner can get the SWR down to 1:1 on any DX frequency for maximum power transfer.
DX Engineering 80 Meter Full Size Quarter Wave Heavy Duty Vertical Antennas feature:
— Self-supporting – will withstand steady-state winds in excess of 92 MPH without guying (guying required under extreme wind speed conditions)
— 5 kW SSB and CW rated—unparalleled reliability
— Ultra-rugged construction starts with 3 in. O.D. aircraft-grade heavy wall tubing
— Ultra-wide SWR bandwidth and unbeaten gain
— Highest wind ratings–high strength 6063/6061 tubing manufactured to DX Engineering specifications
— Easy tilt up and down– Unique fold-over antenna mount features DX Engineering’s patented stainless steel Pivoting Fixture, *U.S. Patent Number 8,130,168
— High power handling and high strength, UV protected EXTREN® insulators
— No rust–100 percent stainless steel tubing clamps and hardware
— Reliability second to none–specially manufactured stainless and aluminum saddle clamps, stainless bolts, and precision machining on each antenna
Note: For additional information, please look at the files under the “Documentation” tab.
Designed to the highest of standards, DX Engineering 80 Meter Self Supporting Heavy Duty Vertical Antennas are very affordable, and could very well be the finest 80 meter antenna you will ever own.
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