Seamless Aircraft grade aluminum, 5db gain, 1.5 maximum SWR, 1500 Watts
Height: 16-1/2' to 20'
Includes a Ground radiator
Tunable from 26-46 Mhz
This is a very well constructed antenna, have not seen many antennas like this since the late 1970's in terms of being a 5/8 wave well constructed with some good ground plain radials. If you want a good antenna for the price then this is it. It will last you most of your life and maybe on-wards to the next generation. The power handling capability is sufficient for what most of us will ever use. Beats an Antron hands down! And for nearly the same price.
I especially like the feed point matching network. Its an awesome antenna!
charles reed |
I bought this antenna back in 1991. it survived two hurricanes. I have never had any problems with it. its my # 1 antenna. i well buy another one and keep it as a replacement if this one ever fails. but i have a feeling that my son well get it. this is the best antenna you can buy. it might not be the best looking one but i well take performance over looks any day. you got a good thing going MACO. Keep making them please. And COPPER keep saleing them.
Joe Cano |
I got a Maco Alpha about 4 weeks ago iput it up @ 21 feet up.tell you what its a great antenna
i tune it on 10-15 and 20 meter works great if you dont have one get this antenna 73
de ke7nec Joe texas
John Morman |
I recieved my Alpha V-5/8 antenna on 12-19-07 ,The 9' Ground radials are so long.
The antenna is coupled with 100' 8-x mini and a S.W.R. of 0.2,normal channel.
The upper radial is over 20' tall. The center ring is 18'' around.
The antenna is like a tower over the house. Man it's Big. I can hear people talking 45 miles
easily. The way they couple the power and ground is a swirling motation.
It is by far the best of the best . I would Buy again & again.
On upper 40 swr is 1.4 ch 37 ,0.9 on ch 4. Lower is 1.4 ch 37, Bends good 5/5 John Morman
Max Ray |
I Just Put The Alpha V 5/8 Un In A Pine Tree 70 Ft Off The Ground. ( Actually I Hired A Tree Climber To Put It Up)
The First Thing I Want To Say..The Directions To Assemble The Antenna Is Just A Starting Point..YOU Will Have To "Tweek" Each Of The Joints To Get The CORRECT SWR..DO NOT Mess With The Bare Copper Wire That Connects To The Ring & PL259..Unless You Want To Cover The Bare Wire With Some Electrical Tape Or Something..Dont Know Why Maco Didnt Insulate This Wire!?..The Female 259 That You Snug Up
On That Thin Piece Of A Mounting Bracket..BEWARE!!!! When I Tried To Use CQ 1000 Low Loss Coax..As They Pulled The Antenna In The Final Position Of The Tree..The Coax Pulled The Pl259 Through The Mounting Bracket!!!! SHORTED the Antenna Out!!..Climber Had To Come Back Another Day & Fix The Problem..I Have Used The Antenna On 11M & 10M Without Tuner..I Can Tune It On 12-15-17-20Meters With Tuner..Have Talked All Over The USA & Several Foreign Countries..You Know How Everyone Crowds Up On ONE Channel On CB, AM OR Side Band? NO Problem Being Heard!! Swr Flat Across CB Band..Gets Up To 1.7 Middle Of 10M..At 28.425..This Is My 1ST Experience With A Maco Antenna..I Would Say I Am Well Pleased With The Performance..Previous Antenna Antron 99 NO Radial Kit..Still Up In The Tree After 15 Years..Still Works!!..Good Luck With Your Maco Purchase!!