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SteppIR UrbanBeam

It doesn’t look like a traditional beam, but it sure works DX like a SteppIR!

This antenna is excellent for use where a traditional beam may not be appropriate. It’s a high-performance 2 element beam 20m-6m, and a folded dipole on 30 and 40 meters. Yes, 40 and 30 meters coverage combined with a beam requiring only a 15.5 foot turning radius. Low-sunspot-cycle DX *is* possible with a simple rotator and mast.

Introductory price: $1769 for Antenna and SDA100 controller, including shipping to continental US addresses.

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UrbanBeam Manual rev 1.01 2017-04-13

Specifications

Elements 2 (1 on 30m and 40m)
Frequency 6.8 MHz – 54 MHz
Weight 45 lbs
Wind Load 4.4 sq. ft (TIA-222-C)
7.9 sq. ft (TIA-222-F/G)
Turning Radius 15.5 ft
Longest Element 30.5 ft.
Boom Length 48 inches

Gain Figures

Frequency Gain Front/Back Front/Rear
40m 1.61 9.55 (F/S)
30m 1.772 9.63 (F/S)
20m 6.5 16.5 12
17m 6.6 21 12.6
15m 6.6 24.6 14.0
12m 6.7 18.5 15.7
10m 6.65 14.8 14.8
6m 6.15 4.0 4.0

1 A full size dipole is referenced at 2.1dBi

2 Measured SWR is 2.3:1 for this model on 30m