The 48.5-7 has been computer optimized from the ground up for gain and pattern covering 47.9 to 48.9 MHz. The original design was for Meteor Scatter, but can be used for monitoring systems. The custom 1:1 Fairite balun and low loss hairpin match help maintain high efficiency. Element ring clamps and other important components are CNC machined for maximum strength and electrical integrity. All antenna hardware is stainless steel and the U-bolts for mounting are Zinc plated.