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Mini products hybrid quad antenna model hq-1 for 6 , 10 , 15, 20 meters. 1200 watts PEP input and dc input using CW limited to 500 watts. Although I no longer use a Mini-Quad antenna, I used one for about 5 years inside a large attic, and worked many DXCC countries. It is an excellent antenna for a size restricted environment. It is not designed to compete with full-sized yagis obviously, but it does very well for its small size. You must use a good 1:1 balun with the antenna, or it will not show good pattern. If a 1:1 balun is used, the antenna will show decent pattern and gain. for me it worked like a charm! I bought my Mini Quad about 20 years but stored it when I moved. The instructions are excellent and when they tell you to tune this antenna by shortening ONE spoke 1/8", believe them!

While the MiniQuad is never going to replace a full sized tribander, it's an attractive alternative to a dipole, in a very small space. Mine is one of the original US made ones and has the ceramic coil forms. It's hard to believe how small this thing really is, and if you can be happy with picking band limits within the bandwidth of the antenna, you're going to like this thing! My HQ-1 was manufactured in Erie PA & is in good
operating condition.It has 5.6 Db gain over my
G5rv on ten meters! Nice front to back & very
directional and only needs a small TV rotor...
Not bad for an antenna that is 1/4 century old!
(It is the original HYBRID-QUAD & VERY WELL MADE)

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