Parts list for G3TXQ Broad Band Hexagonal Beam
(mast and rotator not included)

The Spreaders
  • Fiberglass tubes (three pieces for each speader)                                                                        Max Gain Systems
              6 - 1 inch O.D. fiber glass tubes, 58 " each (6 RT-1-8, special cut required)
              6 - 3/4 inch O.D. fiber glass tubes, 4 ft each (3 RT-34-8, special cut required)
              6 - 1/2 inch O.D. fiber glass tubes, 4 ft each (3 RT-12-8, special cut required)

    These tubes can be obtained as a pre-cut kit from Max Gain. The kit includes a 58 inch center post
    as well. The Max Gain stock number is Hexkit 1. International shipping is available.                                Max Gain Hex Kit

  • 18 - 3/8 - 7/8 hose clamps                                                                                                                  Lowes or Home Depot   
  • 12 - 1/4 - 5/8 hose clamps                                                                                                                  Lowes or Home Depot
  • 200 feet of Kevlar/Dacron cord, ).075 inch                                                                                      Radio Works
  • 100 pack of Multi-purpose cable ties/UV                                                                                          Home Depot
  • 1 Spray can of primer paint                                                                                                                 Lowes or Home Depot
  • 1 Spray can of paint (Your choice of colors)                                                                                    Lowes or Home Depot
  • 1 tube of Liquid Nail adhesive                                                                                                            Lowes or Home Depot
                                                                                                                                 
The Baseplate

  • 1 - 12 X 12 inch type 6061 aluminum plate 3/16 inch thick                                                          Online Metals                      
  • 1 - 1 inch, #45 Square floor flange                                                                                                    Nurail
  • 12 - U bolts, 1/2  inch pipe, zinc plated                                                                                             Home Depot
  • 4 - 5/16 X3/4 inch hex bolts with nuts and helical lock washers                                                 Lowes
  • 24 - 1/4 inch lock washers, stainless steel                                                                                     Home Depot
  • 6 - #6 1 1/2 inch round head bolts, stainless with lock nuts and nuts                                       Home Depot

    A complete base plate with all the above hardware can be bought for best prices on the web.
    International shipping is available                                                                                                             www.k4kio.com

The Center Post and wire terminals

  • 1 1/4 inch O.D. fiber glass tube 58 inches (special cut r'qd)                                                       Max Gain Systems
    or  5 Ft  PVC 1 in. inside Dia. and end cap                                                                                      Lowes
  • 5 #6- 32 X 2 brass round head bolts with nuts and flat washers                                                Home Depot
  • 1- 12 pos. Terminal strip (Part 274-677) Jumbo size                                                                    Radio Shack
  • 1- #8-32 X 1 1/2 stainless steel round head bolt with two nuts                                                   Home Depot
The Wires

  • 300 feet of 16 Ga. or 14 Ga. stranded copper wire  (non-insulated)                                           The Wireman and Max Gain Systems
  • 1 small can of liquid electrical tape                                                                                                    Home Depot
  • Ring Terminals #16-#14 AWG, Qty 20                                                                                               Home Depot

Note: If parts as suggested above are not available from the vendors listed, try eBay using search words like "kevlar cord", "fiberglass
tubes", "floor flange", etc. It's amazing sometimes what you can find there.
Hexagonal Beam by K4KIO
Building the G3TXQ Broad Band Hexagonal Beam
Site publication date
12/2007

Page revision date
5/2009
Available for purchase