The 3 element fan dipole works very well at covering all the bands 80-6 meters, using a tuner onthe non resonant bands.
The W2AU is the preferred Balun of Amateurs worldwide.
W2AU’s operate at a low VSWR from 1.8 to 40 mHz, and handle powers up to 2 KW PEP (at SWRs of less than 3:1).
W2AU Baluns are transformer designs with ferrite cores to provide 95% minimum coupling efficiency.
Each has a built-in lightning arrestor, hang up hook, and 600 lbs of pull-apart strength in a weatherized, rugged package using only stainless steel hardware and quality materials.
The 1:1 matches 50(75) ohms unbalanced coax to 50(75) balanced dipoles.
The dipole is constructed using top quality, FLEX-WEAVE TM is a sophisticated hybrid aerial wire. Its new innovation provides rope lay construction strength and high flexibility. It can be tied in knots to insulators and untied for repeated use. FLEX-WEAVE TM is sometimes referred to as "wire rope" or "jewelers rope". It will not kink or rust out as will copper-clad wire. This flexible wire has also been used for rapid deployment, spool-out, military aerials.
FLEX-WEAVE TM #14 (168 strands of #36 wire). It is excellent for quads, dipoles, long wires, and rapid deployment (spooled-out) antennas. Highly UV resistant PVC jacket.
FLEX-WEAVE TM is the "Cadillac of aerial wire". It has been written about in all amateur radio publications since its introduction in 1989. This revolutionary product has been used by thousands of hams, commercial firms, and government agencies.
The insulation has superior abrasion resistance for running through trees and is UV and weather resistant for use on the seacoast or in other harsh environments. They'll stand up to acid rain, high wind loads, and high snow and ice loads.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Jan 2016
I purchased the antenna and it arrived in short order. I had one question which was answered very promptly. It's a great built antenna made of top notch stuff. You will happy you got one. Thanks for the great job! He cuts it to your frequencies and he leaves the the ends not crimped so you can make final adjustments to get the best SWR with your installation. Very nice...
Posted by Tad Hope on 12th Sep 2014
Well, I figured I would try and get all the bands i use on one balun, I was pretty suspicious but after i purchased some pex to use as spreaders to keep the wire distance from dipole to dipole got it all laid out on the ground, put it up in the air, and my goodness it works great no difference over a single dipole, I have been getting great reviews from all over the world.