The RB-217 17m WARC-band beam’s DX performance is surprisingly good even when it is operated as low as ½ wavelength above ground. This lightweight compact monoband beam is ideal for mounting on a common mast with a tri-bander or can be easily supported by a light-duty TV tower or push-up pole and turned with a light-duty rotor. It’s also perfect for field day and DXpeditions.
Don’t let its small size fool you. This little beam will outperform yagis of twice the boom length and greater, and you will hear the weak ones even better due to its low noise characteristics. Its supergain performance is backed by a money-back guarantee.
Wind loading: 3 Sq. ft. (maximum 80 mph) Weight: 13 lbs.
Maximum element length: 29.23’ Turning radius: 14’ 5″
Boom Length: 5.7’ Boom diameter: 1.25”
Feedpoint Imp: 50 Ohm unbal. Feedpoint: UHF conn.
Free space gain : =>8 dBi F/B ratio: =>25 dB