Plug and Play – Not a kit!
The KIO hexagonal beam is professionally engineered for superior performance and is constructed of the highest quality materials. The baseplate is of precision drilled 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum and stainless steel hardware and there has never been a reported failure among hundreds of users. The advanced technology air coaxial center post made of aluminum and stainless steel has no wires or coax cable to cause problems brought about by moisture or flexing. Teflon terminal insulators provide protection for use at the legal limit of power.
The spreader arms are thick, tough fiberglass tubes resistant to storms and the support cords are made of Kevlar covered with UV resistant Dacron and rated at over 700 pounds break strength. All wire sets are pvc insulated and pre-measured perfectly for performance right out of the box. All ferrous metals are 100% marine grade stainless steel and all non metallic components are of the highest quality UV resistant materials.
When you take delivery of our beam you will NOT get a crate of hundreds of parts and a huge manual to sort out and spend days of tedious construction. This is not a kit; it is a plug and-play beam, ready for action.
All beams are capable of the Legal Limit of power.
|Bands||20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 6 meters or any combination|
|Antenna elements||2 per band|
|Gain (free space)||Peak Approx. 5.5 dBi|
|Front/Back||Peak >20 dB (varies by band)|
|VSWR||Less than 2:1 across nearly all bands|
|Feed line||50 ohms, single coax cable for all bands|
|Turning Radius||10.8 Ft (3.3m)|
|Diameter of the beam||21.6 Ft (20M beam), 16.6 Ft (17M beam), 15.0 Ft (15M beam)|
|Height of the beam||39 in. (99 cm) from base plate to top of center post|
|Weight||25 lbs (11.3kg)|
|Wind Load Area||5.1 Sq Ft (0.5 sq m)|
|Mast requirement||Several mast sizes (See detailed discussion)|
This is an EZNEC radiation pattern of a 20 meter hex beam 30 feet above ground. All bands have similar patterns when 1/2 wavelength above ground, but numbers for gain vary slightly.