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The TA-53-M was designed to give the Ham who would like to have a 3 element beam on 5 bands, but who needs to keep the size of the antenna to minimum.    The design criteria was:
  1. A single feed line.
  2. A very broad band capability, which will easily work with the new solid state rigs.
  3. An antenna that was as compact as possible to justify its use on five bands.
  4. To tune the 53-M for optimum gain, for a "5" band beam on a 14' boom.
  5. To minimize the self interaction of the antennas operating frequencies due to the close proximity to each other on the various bands.
  6. Build it to withstand any above average environments.
We feel this has been accomplished only at the expense of front to back. We considered this to be the least area of importance considering only one director and one reflector spaced over a 14' boom working on five bands.

For the ham that wants a heavy duty all around performer the TA-53-M is for you. It will equal or exceed anyone's 3 element beam on a 14 foot boom in the areas of gain, band width, swr and construction.

Frequency, MHz
28, 24, 21, 18, 14
Power Rating, watts CW
1500
Power Rating, watts SSB
2500
Power Rating, AM/FM
600 / 250
Power Rating, RTTY/AMTOR
600 / 250
VSWR at frequency
 1.0/1 to 1.65/1
Forward Gain, dBd 10 meters
7.9
Forward Gain, dBd 12 meters
7.1
Forward Gain, dBd 15 meters
6.9
Forward Gain, dBd 17 meters
6.7
Forward Gain, dBd 20 meters
6.5
Front-to-Back Ratio, dB 10 meters
16
Front-to-Back Ratio, dB 12 meters
8
Front-to-Back Ratio, dB 15 meters
13
Front-to-Back Ratio, dB 17 meters
12
Front-to-Back Ratio, dB 20 meters
10
Boom Length
 14 ft 4.27 m
Maximum Element Length
26.67 ft 8.13 m
Turning Radius
14.92 ft 4.55 m
Mast Size hardware (equipped)
2 in 5.08 cm
Assembled weight
55 lbs 24.95 kg
Wind Surface Area
6.7 sq ft .622 sq m
Wind Load, EIA Standard 80 MPH
160 lbs 72.58 kg
Warranty
2
Recommended Coax
Belden RG-8 / RG-213
Options (E-mail for details.)
Add 30 or 40 Meters
Options (E-mail for details.)
Convert to the 63 or 54

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For the ham that wants a heavy duty all around performer
the TA-53-M is for you!

"...thanks for having built this beautiful antenna... very happy for her efficiency and strength..."
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