I have been off the air since Superstorm Sandy brought a 70 ft tree down across my wire antennas. With spending all free time since then dealing with the aftermath of the storm, being extremely busy at work and then my younger daughter’s high school graduation party for her entire class, I just didn’t put in the effort to get any antenna back up. I even missed Field Day for the 2nd year in a row as it took place on my daughter’s graduation weekend.
This morning I ordered NA4RR’s hexbeam antenna! NA4RR’s design is based on G3TXQ’s design as other similar hexbeam products are. I investigated other comparable models from DX Engineering, Traffie and K4KIO. I decided on the NA4RR since the design was similar, the online reports/reviews were all excellent, and the price was the lowest. Everything is pre-cut and assembly time is reported around 1 hour. I’ll be relying on some help from my local club friends, a few which have hexbeams, to assemble the antenna and get it in the air once it arrives and we can all find the time.