Prices may change without notice due to the ongoing inflation we and most of the world are facing.
As of 14 March 2023, prices are as follows:
ALL ABOUT DX hexagonal beam aka “The Hex”: A$ 1379.
That includes all six bands, Kevlar (non-stretch) chords, anodised aluminium centre post and StarHub.
Additional anodising of the remaining aluminium components such as StarHub spreader tubes or stub mast is possible and recommended to obtain a better corrosion resistance. This is particularly important when living close to the coast. The current costs for the full anodising package are A$139.
The spreaders come unpainted. They have some ‘built-in’ UV stabilisation but we strongly recommend to paint them. We will provide details on which paint to buy and where to you can get it (within VK) so you can do it yourself and save some dollarydoos. Any colour is available that way so you can choose the colour you prefer to either blend in to please the neighbours or XYL or to amaze yourself HIHI. If you wish we can paint the spreaders for you my applying 2 coats of paint with an hand brush. That may lead to longer lead times but can be done for A$149.
(Note: No antenna manufacturer we are aware of will provide you this service and no hexbeam out of the box is suitable for Australian Conditions long term!)
The QRO choke balun is optional (you may already have one or you want to build your own) and is also made in house. The costs are A$159.
We use PTFE (aka Teflon) coax and two high quality Amphenol SO-239. The balun and the Hex can handle full legal power in VK and has been tested with a CW (100% duty cycle) signal of 400W for 60 sec.
As with all manufacturers, you may need to pay tax. If we ship to an address within the Commonwealth of Australia, GST of 10% will apply. If we ship overseas, local tax and duties may apply (depending on tax and other regulations in your country).
Shipping costs may vary too depending on your location. (Please send us an inquiry via the contact form so we can check what the best option for you is.)
Ongoing supply issues, price increases for some parts and services up to 80% and very long lead times has caused the perfect storm for a start-up business like us.
We need to address these issues and need to refine or even change policies, processes and procedures.
We also need to address inefficiencies and optimise our production.
As a consequence and to avoid any customer frustration with on-going delays after receiving orders we have decided to stop accepting orders for the time being until we have pre-produced enough Hex’ to meet our customers expectation.
However, we have created a waiting list and you can register your interesting in ordering The Hex via the contact form.
We are very sorry for not having any better news but that’s how the world has changed unfortunately. Thank you for your understanding.