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Innovative Antennas

Posted: 03 Dec 2019, 20:15
by barefootindian
Hi folks, has anyone here used an antenna made by Innovative Antennas? I came across the name when I read an interview on cbradiomagazines website. I was thinking I might buy one of their OP-DES Yagi's some time next year. I was wondering if anyone on the forum had used any of their antennas, and how they felt about how it performed?
All opinions welcome
Thank-you.

Re: Innovative Antennas

Posted: 03 Dec 2019, 20:44
by ch25
Why not full size Yagi?

Re: Innovative Antennas

Posted: 03 Dec 2019, 21:03
by Yamanx
I have just bought one of these babies :)

https://www.innovantennas.com/en/our-an ... ovAntennas

Not tried it yet, and I have made some engineering improvements. I have had to buy some scaffolding to install it, so it will be early spring before it is operational. I'll be sure to review it :)

Re: Innovative Antennas

Posted: 03 Dec 2019, 23:28
by barefootindian
That's pretty impressive at just over 9 meters in length.
How high will you be raising it? It looks the biz.
Congrats on your purchase Yamanx. What engineering improvements did you do?

Re: Innovative Antennas

Posted: 03 Dec 2019, 23:42
by barefootindian
ch25 I haven't looked about getting a yagi before as I was happy enough with the Sirio Gain master. I'm interested now and being able to import one from Canvey Island in the UK rather than importing one from the USA is more attractive and less bothersome with Customs etc etc. As regards whether or not its a full size yagi, well I don't have a tower to put a full size one on, well not yet anyhow.

Re: Innovative Antennas

Posted: 04 Dec 2019, 13:27
by Auldgeek
I've used Justin's antennas for a few years. I can only speak for his vhf & uhf antennas but build quality and performance are excellent.

Currently use his Dual Band 6m/4m 8 element yagi. It's full size on each Band, so no requirement for traps, coils or weird gamma matching arrangements.

Also use one of his Log Periodics for 130-1300Mhz. Again, excellent build and performance.

Both antennas are low noise.

Re: Innovative Antennas

Posted: 05 Dec 2019, 00:11
by barefootindian
Thanks Auldgeek for your reply. Going by that report about the various antenna for differing band lengths doing what their designed for , then I have to seriously consider purchasing one, when I've got the funds available.

Re: Innovative Antennas

Posted: 05 Dec 2019, 16:14
by Yamanx
barefootindian wrote:
03 Dec 2019, 23:28
That's pretty impressive at just over 9 meters in length.
How high will you be raising it? It looks the biz.
Congrats on your purchase Yamanx. What engineering improvements did you do?
It will be at about 14 meters high, same as the current one.

The plastic insulators were made of a flat piece of perspex about 2 inches wide, this looks crap and is clamped in place poorly. So I'm using some plastic clear tube, also the fixing bolts will be stainless and I resized some of the clamps to fit better.

I'll take loads of pics when I install it :)

Re: Innovative Antennas

Posted: 06 Dec 2019, 07:42
by grafter
I'm hoping you mean anything you have to buy for the installation will be stainless because if they've supplied non stainless fittings that's really cheapskate given the overall cost and its intended use.

Re: Innovative Antennas

Posted: 06 Dec 2019, 10:44
by 108EH002
grafter wrote:
06 Dec 2019, 07:42
if they've supplied non stainless fittings that's really cheapskate given the overall cost and its intended use.
From the above link = "Manufactured the right way,not the cheapest way."

Can't see many CB'ers in the UK buying one at £700.

Re: Innovative Antennas

Posted: 06 Dec 2019, 15:04
by Auldgeek
grafter wrote:
06 Dec 2019, 07:42
I'm hoping you mean anything you have to buy for the installation will be stainless because if they've supplied non stainless fittings that's really cheapskate given the overall cost and its intended use.
All fittings for both of my Innovate antenna's are stainless.