New Portable Antenna Covers 60m Band

Amateur Radio outdoor operation specialists SOTABeams have updated their portable Antenna to reflect a change in operating conditions.

With the decline in solar activity, 40m is getting to be hard work for more local HF contacts. A good choice when conditions are poor is often to use a lower frequency. The 5MHz band (60m) is now available in many countries so SOTABEAMS has introduced a version of their popular Band Hopper antennas to include 60m. The Midi Hopper is a full-size, full-performance antenna that covers 20m, 40m and 60m. It is ready tuned, includes a balun. feeder and guying for a 7m telescopic pole.

Band Hoppers are a complete system including:

  • A resonant multi-band dipole antenna with Perspex link hardware
  • A 10m feeder - high quality RG174 terminated in a BNC plug
  • A high performance current balun
  • A guying system for a lightweight telescopic pole (6 - 8 metres length recommended)
  • Three Wire Winders to ensure tangle-free operating
  • Three lightweight aluminium alloy pegs
  • A detailed set of instructions
  • A nylon carry bag with attachment clip

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