|Sketch of Five Band Hexagonal beam
The support structure for the hexagonal beam resembles an
umbrella upside down. To the left, wires only for a five band
hexagonal beam are shown. The wires for 20 meters are the
outermost and 10 meters are the innermost. The gaps between
the ends of wires are insulated end spacers which keep the tips
of the driver wires and reflector wires at the specified distance
from each other for proper coupling.
The driver wires are fed with a single coax from the top with each
band's driver wires connected at different vertical positions on the
center post (handle of the umbrella).
The spokes of the hexagonal beam are flexible tubes that keep
tension on the wires while supporting their weight.