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Hexbeam Kit


Beautifully made hexbeam by Stefano, IK5PWQ
(Yes, we do ship these kits world-wide!)

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The hexbeam has been one of the most popular new antenna designs for amateur radio use in many years. An excellent performer, light, with a small turning radius and a relatively low visibility profile, this antenna lends itself to the "build-your-own" enthusiast. This page makes obtaining the needed fiberglass to build your own hexbeam an easy task, and also seeks to make the task of finding design and construction notes far easier, too!

Before ordering the fiberglass for building your Hexbeam, you might want to look at these informational links:

If you are aware of other useful / informative hexbeam links, please tell us so that we may make the link available to others.


Hex Kit

Magazine article (QST, March, 2009 antenna issue) version:

There are two different versions of fiberglass tube kit parts used to build the super-popular hex antennas.

This first kit is the one called for in Leo Shoemaker's construction article in the March, 2009 "antenna issue" of QST magazine.

If you are building from the magazine article, it is a good idea to order this kit, the HEXKIT 1. It contains many parts cut to 58 inch lengths, which are short enough to ship in the continental USA at standard (not oversize) shipping rates. Leo's website, which also has building instructions, now has reduced the maximum lengths of fiberglass required to 48 inches, which in many cases will make international shipping easier. If you are building from Leo's current website instructions HERE , you should order the HEXKIT 2 , shown further down on this page.  
(All of the below tubes are 1/8 inch wall thickness. VERY strong and durable!)

 

Hex Kit 1
Quantity
Diameter
Length
1
1.25" OD tube
58 inches
1
1.25" OD tube
38 inches
1
1" OD tube
58 inches
1
1.25" OD tube
38 inches
6
3/4" OD tube
4 foot
6
1/2" OD tube
4 foot
We sell this kit (fiberglass only, no hardware) for a special price, including cutting, of $119.95 !
Order as our stock number: HEXKIT 1

To order, use our secure online order form: Order Now !
or give us a call at: 770-973-6251


Our newest version of our fiberglass tube parts kit follows the currently specified cut lengths called for on Leo Shoemaker's website, HERE .

 If you are building your antenna using Leo's instructions on his current website, we suggest this kit.

This fiberglass kit is also fine for building the broadband version!

Hex Kit 2
Quantity
Diameter
Length
6
1" OD tube
4 foot
6
3/4" OD tube
4 foot
6
1/2" OD tube
4 foot
2
1.25" OD tube
4 foot
Note that you will have an EXTRA 4 foot piece of 1.25 inch tube. It is an extra piece (spare) included at the same special kit price, including cutting, of $119.95!
Order as our stock number: HEXKIT 2


Hex Rope

NEW!    In response to numerous customer requests, we are now also offering the required lengths of WIRE and ROPE needed to construct either version of this antenna!

Black Dacron, double weave, stretch resistant, highly UV resistant rope

Part Number

Size Rope

Length

Break Strength

Price

HEXROPE-1

3/32 inch

85 Feet

260 Lbs

$7.50

HEXROPE-2

3/32 inch

200 Feet

260 Lbs

$16.95

HEXROPE-3

1/8 inch

200 Feet

350 Lbs

$18.95

To order, use our secure online order form: Order Now !
or give us a call at: 770-973-6251


Hex Wire

Part Number
Description
Length
Price
HEXWIRE-2
14 gauge, tinned, finely stranded copper
275 feet
$65.95
HEXWIRE-3
14 gauge,  finely stranded (168 strands!) bare copper, with 128 pounds rated break strength
275 feet
$69.95

To order, use our secure online order form: Order Now !
or give us a call at: 770-973-6251

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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