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  The Lowdown
Amateur Radio Antenna for 630 Meters
Model 630.PD
 
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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.
Specifications *
  • Type: LF base, vertical, whip, omnidirectional.
  • Impedance: 20-33 ohms with 25’-10' radius groundplanes, respectively.
  • 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).
Future Options
  • Block mounts.
  • Mast/stands.
  • Matching transformers.
  • Groundplanes.
The above support stand and groundplane shown with the antenna are future options.

 * These specifications are subject to change without notice.pan>

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