kim canterbury: I have one question, that being how is reception on the bands covered by this particular antenna, like is it prone to pick up static noise or other that overrides say an S-4 or 5 signal ? I would really like to build and operate one of these so I ask ahead of time.My main interest is working into the South Pacific and Asia..
Belfair Wa. CN87nj
Tahoma: Great work!
The Mono Filament (Fishing line) is the only part I would change. The Sun is going to eat that up. Would be worth a few bucks to swap that for a light kevlar/dacron.
PR7RC/ZZ7Z: Hi Tina, the Spiderbeam is the only antenna that has the same perfomance as a tipical yagi-uda with half wave, but, with a shortned antenna profile. No traps, no coils, only a choke balun to maintaining the array balanced, because it works with a balanced line, and the only one coax cable is unbalanced. You can work with a 3 (20-15-10) or 5 bands (WARC too!). So... I'm thinking in build this one in my QTH too. 73, from PR7RC.
OE5HTL Tina: maybe you can tell me if the spider has a similar beam irradiation angle like a normal beam?
73 de Tina, OE5HTL
eogg25: nice job. the ladder support is a good idea.
Ocnila: Lets see the finished beam. up close of feed point would be good. Where did you get the plans or dimensions? TNX KR8U