July 13, 2024

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Via the ARRL: ARRL and Momobeam Introduce Dual-band Beam Antenna for 6- and 10-Meters

ARRL  The National Association for Amateur Radio® has a new product to help radio amateurs get active and on the air.

As Solar Cycle 25 continues to increase HF radio propagation on the upper bands, ARRL has partnered with the Italian antenna manufacturer Momobeam to design a dualband beam antenna to help take full advantage of the exciting opportunities for distant contacts. The ARRL Dual-band Momobeam 6/10 Antenna is an easy-to-use antenna with a small footprint and a big reach. The beam features a 10 meter Moxon (28 MHz) and 6 meter Yagi (50 MHz).

At just over 10 pounds and with a turning radius of approximately 6.5 feet, the design is compact enough to fit places that otherwise wouldn’t have space for a beam antenna. It comes with two sets of hardware for both permanent installation and portable use for temporary deployments such as 2024 ARRL Field Day or park activations.

The ARRL Dual-band Momobeam 6/10 Antenna is ideal for Technician-class operators to be able to work DX. “This is a great ‘first’ beam antenna for every ham,” said ARRL Director of Marketing and Innovation Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R. “If you’ve ever been intimidated by the prospect of owning a beam antenna, this one will allay your fears and give you a whole lot of fun. Radio clubs will want to add this beam to their deployment gear, as it’s a great fit for field operating and special event stations. College radio clubs that don’t have room for a large beam, or another beam, will enjoy adding this antenna for some gain on 6- and 10-meters. It is lightweight and can be turned with a simple TV rotator.”

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/arrl-and-momobeam-introduce-dual-band-beam-antenna-for-6-and-10-meters