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Can't Find a MACO, NOW WHAT???

Post by Midlander » Monday, 30 July 2007, 19:44 PM

Ok so for some of you out there, your looking and can't find any MACOS for sale.. What do you do??? We all know that some CB shops have em, but what happens when they are all gone???? What would the next best antenna manufacture for beams be???? Please post your ideas and links... Thanks.

Thanks for everyone who is posting. Below is a list of places to go and check out, along with some manufacturers.

Sorry Moderators removed my links.. Please read this topic carefully for the information.
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Post by tonyhatchetman » Monday, 30 July 2007, 19:49 PM

well the only ones that i know of are the jo gunn or sario or signal engineering maybe some one else knows

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Post by preacherman » Monday, 30 July 2007, 19:59 PM

Gizmotchy is still out there.
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Post by linx » Tuesday, 31 July 2007, 7:32 AM

If you're a ham guy like some of us are, most of the ham 10 meter beams will cover 11 meter as well. Heck, most will cover all HF frequencies but they surely are not cheap like Maco or Sirio or Signal Engineering!
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Post by Sheriff Bart » Tuesday, 31 July 2007, 7:36 AM

Jo Gunn's aren't cheap either but they get the job done. Just don't believe all their hype about audio gain and the big DB gain number..it's just a good beam built like a tank.

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Post by PONY EXPRESS » Saturday, 11 August 2007, 19:57 PM

I have dealt :D with this gentleman before and he was very quick shipping. I see he has maco beams 4sale on ebay in his ebay store under palcoelectronicsdotcom

Did maco stop making beams?

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Post by THUMPER » Saturday, 11 August 2007, 20:22 PM

Maco has changed owners but are still in business, Google "Maco antenna"
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Post by crazytruker » Wednesday, 29 August 2007, 17:56 PM

i read that maco was bought out by the maker of the Giza... however it's spelled and plans to keep building the maco line of antennas moving the manufacturing to another state that i don't recall now

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Post by WelderBuilder » Wednesday, 29 August 2007, 18:20 PM

Yea, I saw on another site that they were being bought by Charles Electronics (the maker of Gizmotchy) and are going to keep making the Macos.

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Post by 231 » Wednesday, 29 August 2007, 18:58 PM

There is still the option of making your own, not to mention many of the ham manufacturers make an 11 meter yagi and/or quad. OR, one could indeed simply modify a 10 meter beam. They aren't likely to be as cheap as Maco, but most likely better quality.

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Maco is still going strong, they found someone to buy the company, so no problem

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heres a link to a topic that i kinda started

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Post by Red Warrior » Friday, 31 August 2007, 16:43 PM

[quote="Midlander"]Ok so for some of you out there, your looking and can't find any MACOS for sale.. What do you do??? We all know that some CB shops have em, but what happens when they are all gone???? What would the next best antenna manufacture for beams be???? Please post your ideas and links... Thanks.

Thanks for everyone who is posting. Below is a list of places to go and check out, along with some manufacturers.




Force 12 is a known for quality in the Ham world for beams. They also make antennas for 11 meters.

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Post by countryboy » Saturday, 29 December 2007, 22:56 PM

a store in hamilton ohio still sells them. R&L eletronics.

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just click on link and go to antenna's, then scroll to bottom to CB ANTENNAS. and have fun...
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Post by mrbigshot » Saturday, 29 December 2007, 23:34 PM

you can buy them direct from maco for about $5 more than the cheapest place that sells them (palco).

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Post by distortion69 » Saturday, 29 December 2007, 23:49 PM

I have a m105c for sale *shrug* $150 + shipping.

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distortion69 wrote:I have a m105c for sale *shrug* $150 + shipping.

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Post by gun runner » Wednesday, 13 February 2008, 17:08 PM

distortion69 wrote:I have a m105c for sale *shrug* $150 shipping.

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Is this antenna A beam ? Im looking for A set of beams, but know very little about them .



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Post by Sheriff Bart » Thursday, 14 February 2008, 9:45 AM

yes, it's a beam.. but besides the other mentioned brands here's one to consider. the company is named M Squared. They manufacture quality horizontal and vertical antennas for amateurs and 11 meters too.
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Post by Pro-Tech » Thursday, 14 February 2008, 10:50 AM

I live next to MACO, and here to testify that MACO closed their doors for good on May 31, 2007. M.J. Products in Riverside, CA. bought the last MACO ground planes in stock at the time. As far as their other antennas are still there rotting in the warehouse until someone can buy what is left over.

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OK MACO IS NOT GON.

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Post by silverstreak » Monday, 10 March 2008, 4:12 AM

Charles Electronics the makers of the Gizmotchy Beams.Here is the real info.

As some of you may know, Maco Manufacturing had stopped making antennas a few months ago and had put the company up for sale. Charles Electronics (the maker of Gizmotchy Antennas) has reached a tentative agreement to purchase Maco Manufacturing. I have known this for some months now but had decided to withhold any information until I heard from Tom Charles that it was OK to release this information to the public.

There are many things that I will not release at this time, further information will follow in the near future. Maco Manufacturing will be known as Maco Antennas once the deal has been complete. I am very excited about all of this and what will happen in the near future.

As some of you older guys may remember Maco was once Wilson. The name was changed in 1977 when Maco bought out Wilson. Maco has been the Top Antenna Company for the past 30 years making CB Antennas and have been shipped around the Globe. As many know Wilson was the Top Dog before Maco had taken them over. Maco Antennas which will be owned by Charles Electronics will keep the tradition going in making CB Antennas for the future. Tom Charles is dedicated to the success of Maco. There will be many things to come in the near future.

Operations will be transfered from Memphis, TN to Mt. Carroll, IL.

So folks... Maco is not going out of business as many have spread this rumor around the CB World by dealers and radio operators alike.

More to follow!!!

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Post by DawgHouse » Tuesday, 29 September 2009, 15:46 PM

Try **NON-SPONSOR** for MACO's (if I am allowed to say this on this site). I just got a new catalog today.

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Post by Alien Abductor » Tuesday, 29 September 2009, 16:39 PM

If you cant find a shop to get it from, why not get it direct from maco?

Id get a Jogunn though :cheers:

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Post by MoJo » Tuesday, 29 September 2009, 17:21 PM

I sell Maco's.

Just shipped a shooting star to Canada.

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MoJo wrote:I sell Maco's.

Just shipped a shooting star to Canada.
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**NON-SPONSOR** have maco for sale they are on wed page.

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Post by Eagleman » Friday, 18 December 2009, 6:44 AM

I JUST GOT ME ONE OF THOSE SIRIO 4-ELEMENT BEAM ANTENNAS, FOR $150.00 SHIPPED, YOU CAN'T BEAT THE PRICE AND I'VE HAD THE 4-ELEMENT MACO BEAMS BEFORE AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY I SEE A DIFFERENCE ON RECEIVE AND TRANSMIT. WE HAD SOME 75 MPH WINDS HERE ALREADY AND ITS STILL UP THERE LOOKING 7 TALKING GREAT! BUILT STRONG TOO! JUST MY OPINION..... DAVE :bigsmurf:

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Midlander wrote:Ok so for some of you out there, your looking and can't find any MACOS for sale.. What do you do??? We all know that some CB shops have em, but what happens when they are all gone???? What would the next best antenna manufacture for beams be???? Please post your ideas and links... Thanks.

Thanks for everyone who is posting. Below is a list of places to go and check out, along with some manufacturers.

Sorry Moderators removed my links.. Please read this topic carefully for the information.

its very simple, just type maco cb antennas ,,,,google search they are all over the place
voyage 9000
super star 121
trc 449
trc 56-23-am
cobra 19DXIV
palomar TX 100
sears 40 am/ssb-10 meter conversion
3 johnson messengers
2 browning mobiles
1 sears ssb 23 channel
wilson 1000 trunk mount
imax 2000


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Post by grandpaclint » Tuesday, 29 December 2009, 15:19 PM

there is a company online that ships everything for $2.95,,thats where i got my imax 2000
voyage 9000
super star 121
trc 449
trc 56-23-am
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lonesome 500 wrote:http://www.macoantennas.net/
Thanks lonesome 500 for the imfo. here, greatly appreciated..... Dave :bigsmurf:

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PONY EXPRESS wrote:I have dealt :D with this gentleman before and he was very quick shipping. I see he has maco beams 4sale on ebay in his ebay store under palcoelectronicsdotcom

Did maco stop making beams?
i agree pony--- i looked up his site "palcoelectronics" i plan on going with the 4 element maco and going horizontal,,, it's the rotor that gets costly !!
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Post by siamskip » Friday, 11 June 2010, 1:48 AM

Hi H&Y Electronics who have a link on this forum supply Sirio 3 element & 4 element Yagi beams high quaility build. Cheap cheap prices.
These beams are tryed and tested, excellent results and durable to the weather. In my opinion equal if not better to the Maco,
considering the difference in cost. SIRIO SY- 4 ELEMENT YAGI BEAM around $185.00 :profileleft: :blackeye:

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H & Y Electronics is another name for (the metal a penny is made of) Electronics. They handle both Sirio and Maco products.

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721HACKSAW wrote:H & Y Electronics is another name for (the metal a penny is made of) Electronics. They handle both Sirio and Maco products.
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Post by genesbro » Thursday, 27 January 2011, 9:02 AM

I wonder why no one is making a copy of the old superscanner antenna. That antenna really talks well and doesn't take up much space. Shoot they even have a version of that antenna on ships these days for that fancy AEGIS radar system. Guess you could say that the superscanner was the first popular phased array antenna.
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Was the Super Scanner the antenna that had 3 verticals and used 2 at a time for directionality?

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WV 545 wrote:Was the Super Scanner the antenna that had 3 verticals and used 2 at a time for directionality?
Yes it was.

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genesbro wrote:I wonder why no one is making a copy of the old superscanner antenna. That antenna really talks well and doesn't take up much space. Shoot they even have a version of that antenna on ships these days for that fancy AEGIS radar system. Guess you could say that the superscanner was the first popular phased array antenna.
I don't doubt it. Indeed for what it was did a pretty decent job. Although I don't think sales were ever through the roof. For the cost of them a guy could do a quad and have not only have dual polarity, but more forward gain and F/B & F/S performance. I also don't think it would be that hard to reproduce. The switch box would probably be the only bugger and IIRC you can find the schematic on the internet.

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Post by warlock35po » Wednesday, 06 April 2011, 10:52 AM

Hello; I have a super scanner and the relay box on the antenna gave up so i disconected it and ran 3 equal length coaxes from the elements down to a 3 position coax switch,don't know what the theory says but it works just fine on RX and TX and swr nice and low without having to fool it with a matcher,been this way for 2* years sometimes running 1000 watts PEP Regards warlock35po

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What has happened to signal engineering? Has anyone heard if there coming back, with there Quad antenna's?

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THUMPER wrote:Maco has changed owners but are still in business, Google "Maco antenna"
and you'll find them at Majestic Com
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231 wrote:
WV 545 wrote:Was the Super Scanner the antenna that had 3 verticals and used 2 at a time for directionality?
Yes it was.
The superscanner used ONE leg at a time for directionality, and TWO legs as a reflector, or was switchable to run all 3 legs at once like an omni-directional
genesbro wrote:I wonder why no one is making a copy of the old superscanner antenna. That antenna really talks well and doesn't take up much space. Shoot they even have a version of that antenna on ships these days for that fancy AEGIS radar system. Guess you could say that the superscanner was the first popular phased array antenna.
I don't doubt it. Indeed for what it was did a pretty decent job. Although I don't think sales were ever through the roof. For the cost of them a guy could do a quad and have not only have dual polarity, but more forward gain and F/B & F/S performance. I also don't think it would be that hard to reproduce. The switch box would probably be the only bugger and IIRC you can find the schematic on the internet.
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Post by Plumber-G » Saturday, 05 January 2013, 22:36 PM

You can always build a moxon antenna check out the Moxonproject,com sort of like a twisted Yagi
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gun runner wrote:
distortion69 wrote:I have a m105c for sale *shrug* $150 shipping.

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Is this antenna A beam ? Im looking for A set of beams, but know very little about them .
your looking for a set of beams
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501dallastx wrote:What has happened to signal engineering? Has anyone heard if there coming back, with there Quad antenna's?
They are gone but Lightning Antennas has basically replaced them. Check at http://www.lightningantennas.com/Quads/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Can't Find a MACO, NOW WHAT???

Post by KP68 » Sunday, 06 January 2013, 17:47 PM

http://macoantennas.net/index.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Some of the sponsors sell them.

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Re: Can't Find a MACO, NOW WHAT???

Post by 8fiveO » Sunday, 03 March 2013, 19:58 PM

If Signal Engineering is gone they ought to take down their webpage...lol


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