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The 17M5DX is a great performer for its size. It was designed for low wind area but rugged and lightweight and it will save you a bundle on shipping. IT’S UPSABLE! like all our “DX” series. The computer optimized design allows full band coverage with good gain and front to back. Performance is excellent on both the CW and phone! Mechanically, CNC machined aluminum (6061-T6) ring clamps ground the elements to the boom and make assembly a snap. The central boom sections are 2-1/2” O.D. x .058” wall 6063-T832 aluminum tubing with 2” O.D. tips. An overhead guy system is supplied. A hairpin type match couples the 3 kW 1: balun to the feed line.
The antenna is completely DC grounded. The 17M5DX is also great for stacking, providing 3 dB increased gain not to mention the lower angle of radiation. The 17M5DX is a perfect stacking partner for our other “DX series Yagis like the 20M4DX, 12M4DX, and 10M4DX. Put the 17M5DX to the test in any conditions and see what good design can do for you!