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    Default Jo Gunn 'Smokin' Gunn Beam & Maco 103C 3 Element Beam

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    The Smokin' Gunn had Dual Polarity which enables the operator to select either Vertical or Horizontal Polarization. Being very small in size, it is light weight enough to mount on a telescopic mast (Push Up Pole) with a light duty Antenna Rotator.

    Another feature of this antenna is the Broad Frequency Range, enabling it to operate more effectively on Export Radio Bands.

    The Smokin' Gunn will provide outstanding performance locally, as well as in DX Conditions

    SPECIFICATIONS

    TYPE: HORZ. & VERTICAL TWIN FEED SYSTEM

    FREQ. COVERAGE: 26.500-28.500 MHZ

    GAIN: 12 DBI

    POWER MULTIPLICATION: 28X

    WEIGHT: 16 LBS

    BOOM LENGTH: 5 FEET

    BACK REJECTION: 30 DB

    SIDE REJECTION: 38 DB

    HORZ. TO VERTICAL SEPERATION: 28 DB

    WIND SURVIVAL 80 MPH+

    WIND LOAD: 2.0 SQ. FEET

    POWER HANDLING: 3KW

    REQUIRES ONLY AN INEXPENSIVE LIGHT DUTY TV ANTENNA ROTATOR TO TURN THIS DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA

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    MACO M103C 3 Element " Maximum" Beam Directional, Single Polarity, Yagi CB Base Station Antenna

    In the classic directional Yagi design, the Maximum Beam base station antenna can be mounted either vertically or horizontally for best base-to-mobile or base-to-base communications.

    Most economical antenna of its type on the market today, Features MACO adjustable gamma match for high performance. Ruggedly built, swagged slotted tubing for maximum strength with minimum wind loading.

    Specifications:

    o Boom Length: 11.5 feet
    o Boom OD: 1.5 inches
    o Number of Elements: 3
    o Longest Radius: 19 feet
    o Turn Radius: 10 feet
    o Surface Area: 4.5 sq. ft.
    o Wind Survival: 90 mph
    o Frequency Range: 26.5-30
    o Gain: 11dB
    o Power Multiplication: 20X
    o Front-to-Back Separation: 25dB
    o Weight: 16 pounds
    o Construction: Telescoping aluminum tubing
    o Element Clamps: Quality aluminum, full compression, no holes drilled in elements or boom, means longer life
    o Element to Boom Mount: Heavy extruded aluminum
    o SWR Adjustment: Gamma match, 52 OHM
    o Power Handling Capability: 2KW

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    Im looking for something nice for skiptalk that will also be good for local, thoughts on each antenna, anyone have experience with either?

    Both are in my price range, or would you recommend something else? (in the same price range)

    I really like the fact that the joegunn has twin feed 2 coax hookups, one for horz and one for vertical, which im guessing I would run on a coax switch? Better than having to get on my roof with a normal beam to go from horz to vertical. Dont know much about the joegunn though.
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    Thanks for the info maniac, I will let you know when I get one ill probably take you up on the help offer lol. I will be mounting it on the highest point on my roof, on a mast on my chimney. Its no big ol' tower but its pretty darn high for a roof.

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    Flux I have the somkin gunn2 and its one bad ass antenna for the size and at 28X you cant go wrong and the maco I thought about ordering but right now the gunn is the one I would go with
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    Hey Flux, what do you think of the Maco Y Quad? Where would this bean rate in your opionion? Thanks

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    Flux, I had the 3 element Maco 35' in the air with 350 watts and a galaxy 55v. it talked where ever i wanted when i wanted. the main thing to look at is wind survival in my opinion and like manic said depends if you want dual polarity or not. an if thats the case you could get the maco 103hv.

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    how much is one of smoking guns???

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