Due to the visual impact of traditional ham antennas & towers, some communities have responded by imposing restrictions. Light Beam Antenna & Apparatus, LLC manufactures two compact antenna models to overcome these issues.
The flagship model is the Light Beam Plus antenna series, which consists of an extremely strong clear polycarbonate support structure – the same material used to make aircraft windshields and bullet proof glass. Transparent, it assumes the color and texture of whatever is behind the antenna from where it is being viewed. Very little visual impact truly makes this a compact, yet extremely strong stealth antenna.
The second model is the Light Beam antenna series – a lower cost model that boasts the same small size, radio frequency design, and performance as the Light Beam Plus, but is made of a thick-walled fiberglass support structure.
The original and unique radio frequency design of the Light Beam Antenna models is unlike any other prior design, yet incorporates tried and true antenna design principles. The RF design has been computer optimized for operation at only 30 feet above average ground. These are mono-band antennas designed to maximize gain and front / back radio, greater than 10dBi and greater than 20dB, respectively. Antenna efficiency is very high (over 90%) because they are half-wave antennas.
Necessity is the mother of invention. The Light beam Plus and the Light Beam antennas are very compact. Both are ¼ the size of other beam antennas of the same operating frequency, and ½ the size of a cubical quad. This compact size is made possible by configuring 3-wire folded dipoles in a unique, open loop configuration. The antenna is so small that they can be easily hidden in an attic or back yard. These antennas are lightweight and designed to be out of sight. Another benefit is that they have a small surface area with little wind resistance. A simple mast can be used to support the antenna at 30 feet. No heavy-duty tower is required. Currently, antennas are available for the 20M, 17M, 15M, 12M, and 10M amateur radio bands. Manufactured in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, these antennas have been designed to withstand harsh winter conditions including ice, snow and high wind velocity.
Both Light Beam Antenna models are ideal for working DX, are portable for field day events, and are ideal for DXpeditions.
Light Beam Antenna & Apparatus, LLC was formed in 2010 to make this outstanding design available to other ham radio operators who have a need for a small, stealthy and efficient antenna that has remarkable performance characteristics.
To learn more, come see us at the Dayton Hamvention, North Hall, Booth 201 or check our web site at www.LightBeamAntenna.com. Take advantage of our special introductory discount.