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HAM Radio The Lowdown 630 Meter Antenna for Amateur Radio
Model 630.PD


630 Meter Antenna
 
 

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“Information Station Specialists has designed an antenna that permits those of us, with smaller lots and nearer neighbors, the fun of working 630 meters."
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Ralph E. Taggart, WB8DQT
Mason, MI
 
“Pretty impressive for such a small antenna."
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Tom Costa, N9RU
Marion, IL
 
“I think you've created the ONLY plug-and-play 630 meter antenna out there."
Jamie Labadia, N2VJ
Windham, NY

The Lowdown Amateur Radio Antenna offers amateur radio enthusiasts a convenient way to operate on 630 meters in a confined area. Designed to be centered above a horizontal groundplane, this "HOA-friendly" 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. Accessories such as insulator mounts, matching transformers, junction enclosures and preassembled groundplanes are available as well.

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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).
630 Meter Antenna Full ViewOptional Accessories

 

(*) Specifications are subject to change without notice.



Contacts & Reception Reports from Testing 'The Lowdown' Antenna, February 2023
The Lowdown 630 Meter Antenna Testing Map
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