The hexagonal beam (or known by many as the hex beam) has become a wildly popular antenna. It is a directional antenna that provides great performance and does not require a full scale, expensive tower. It allows the average amateur to compete with the big boys for DX and without spending your retirement to do so. It can be stealthy against a background of trees or mounted low behind your roof line. The hex can now be bought from a number of commercial sources both here in the U.S. and overseas. But it can also be built by you without fancy tools and a lot of skill.
We have tried with this web site to encourage you to build your own hexagonal beam. As you browse through the pages, it might seem like a lot of work. But it is a barrel of fun to build and when you get it finished, the sense of satisfaction is immense. But the best part is that you don’t have to wonder while you are putting the hex together whether it is really going to do as well as you hope. It IS going to work! And most probably it is going to exceed your expectations.
The beam can be built with parts readily available and we have provided the specific parts and even sources for the parts. If some of the components look intimidating, such as the base plate or center post, we can sell you these components.
So think about it and then go ahead. Start the most fun project of your ham career.