The Cushcraft MA5B is the newest multiband HF antenna to provide five band directivity in a package small enough to mount to a tripod.
The MA5B is a design that does not sacrifice ruggedness, performance and power handling for size and ease of installation. It is easy to tune with no complicated gamma matches to adjust.
And it is easy to turn! With a boom length of 7 feet and a longest element length of 17 feet, an average TV rotor will do the trick. And you get a flat response across all five bands.
Cushcraft's tried and true stainless steel mounting hardware and heavy wall aluminum tubing make for a rugged, long lasting antenna. Only one coaxial feed line is necessary for all five bands.
Frequency: 10, 12, 15, 17 and 20 meters
Elements: 2, 1, 2, 1, 2
Gain: 5.3, 1.0, 4.8, 1.0, 3.6 dB
Front To Back Ratio: 10, 0, 12, 0, 22
VSWR 2:1 Bandwidth: 665, 110, 255, 100 and 90 kHz.
Power: 1200 watts CW (400W FM)
Longest Element: 17.1 Ft. (5.2 m)
Turning Radius: 8.8 Ft. (2.7 m)
Boom Length: 7.3 Ft. (2.2 m)
Wind Surface: 3.2 sq. feet
Connector: UHF (SO239)
Weight: 26.5 lbs. (12 kg)
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