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  The Lowdown
630 Meter Antenna for Amateur Radio
Model 630.PD
630 Meter Antenna 
 
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The Lowdown Amateur Radio Antenna offers amateur radio enthusiasts a convenient way to communicate on 630 meters in a confined area. Designed to be centered above a horizontal groundplane, this antenna is amazingly compact and lightweight, making it simple to set up, take down, transport and store. Its center-loaded, base-fed design and capacitive top hat yield excellent efficiency given its compact size.
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Antenna Specifications * Printable Antenna Specifications
  • Type: LF base, vertical, whip, omnidirectional.
  • Impedance: 20-33 ohms with 25’-10' radius groundplanes, respectively.
  • Matching: Transmission line transformer may be used to match impedance for best efficiency.
  • Efficiency: up to 3.0 %.
  • Power rating (approx.): 200-watt carrier.
  • Frequency coverage: 472 – 479 kHz (630-meter band).
  • Operating height AGL: 24’ nominal.
  • Assembled length: 21.54’.
  • Element diameters: base: 1.5”; coil: 3.75”; midtip/tip: 1.5”/1.0”.
  • Capacitive hat: 120” diameter (maximum).
  • Breakdown: 4 pieces plus 6-element capacitive top hat, longest element 94”.
  • Tunable adjustments: capacitive top hat diameter (whip length).
  • Weight: 18.9 lbs.
  • Material: aluminum (anodized), fiberglass reinforced PVC.
  • Hardware: stainless steel.
  • Feed line connector: ¼” screw stud.
  • Mounting type recommended: 1.5” Insulated, block mounts.
  • Mounting format: top of mast or pole.
  • Mounting structure: 4” pole, 4’ height (typical).
  • Wind surface area: 3.15 square feet.
  • Wind survivability rating: 140 mph guyed; 100 mph unguyed (48” mount separation).
  • Bandwidth: 6 kHz (3:1 SWR); 4 kHz (2:1 SWR).
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 * These specifications are subject to change without notice.

   
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Information Radio Station is a generic term synonymous with Travelers Information Station (TIS), Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) / Highway Information Systems & Low Power Radio Stations (LPR). Operation of the stations is governed by FCC Part 90.242 Rules. A FCC license is required. Information Radio Stations may be fixed or portable. Subcomponents may include transmitter, antenna and ground system, digital voice player, wattmeter, cabinet with conventional or Corbin locks, lightning arrestors for RF, power and telephone lines, coaxial cable. Most stations employ black maximized antennas to discourage ice accumulation and security measures to prevent unauthorized program access. Options include synchronization, battery backup, solar power, remote programming by local, network or telco, multi-station audio distribution via RF or LAN / WAN or wireless network.


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