HF Multi-Band Vertical Antenna Package
DX Engineering MBVE-1-4P HF Multi-Band Vertical Antenna Packages are a 43 ft., high performance, 160 through 10 meter vertical multi-band antennas that are tunable to operate with an SWR of 1.5:1 or less. Tuning is accomplished by using an optional DXE-UN-43-R UNUN with a recommended 150 ft. RG-213 coax feed and your wide-range tuner in your shack.
From free-standing to 90 mph wind speeds, The DX Engineering MBVE-1 massive EXTREN® channel insulator supporting the rugged structural grade type 6063-T832 drawn aluminum antenna radiator has over twice the tensile and flexural strength of competitive nylon plastic materials and superior RF handling characteristics. Never use nylon insulators around RF! The antenna is complete with the DX Engineering heavy duty Tilt Base, which enables operators to raise or lower the antenna in seconds, while leaving the base securely attached to the mounting post.
Also included is the patented RADP-3 Radial Plate, which offers many installation and performance advantages over other radial plates! First, the DX Engineering radial plate will attach easily and rigidly to a 4x4 or 6x6 wooden post using simple wood screws, or to a steel pipe up to 3.000 in. O.D. using one of our saddle clamps. Second, the DX Engineering radial plate is laser-cut from tough stainless steel. It has smooth edges that won't corrode and will always look good. You will be proud of how good your installation looks. There are similar plates available made of aluminum, which will dissolve in the soil--especially salty soil. Our stainless steel plate will look the same after being buried for 20 years as it did when you first took it out of the package.
While 20 sets of hardware are supplied with the plate, we add 40 more to give you enough stainless steel bolts, nuts, star washers, flat washers, and lock washers to attach up to 60 radials for top performance. Also supplied is the SSVC-2P stainless steel V-saddle clamp to allow you to connect the radial plate to the antenna mounting pipe up to 2 in. O.D.
The MBVE-1-4Ps are available with the optional UN-43-R UNUN. For a special package with a high power 5 kW UNUN and mounting kit instead of the radial plate, see model MBVE-5-4UP. A 200 watt plug and play package for 80 through 10 meters, including an antenna-mounted automatic tuner, is now available by ordering MBVE-1-3ATP.
In The Box
DX Engineering MBVE-1 HF Multi-Band Vertical Antenna--a 43 ft. premium vertical and all stainless steel tilt base mount
RADP-3 all stainless steel Radial Plate with 20 sets of stainless steel radial attachment hardware, plus 40 sets more, for a total of 60 sets, that won't dissolve in the ground like aluminum.
SSVC-2P Stainless Steel V-Saddle Clamp--not a muffler clamp!