Thank you for your purchase of the Cushcraft X9 Tribander. plan to install the 40 meter add-on kit, please read the X manual before you assemble the X9. Here is a view of the Cushcraft X9 Balun. The antennas had been up for a few years with out any issues. The last year or two, I have not been very active on the . What’s the best antenna? KLM KT34XA or Cushcraft X7 or X9 model? Tks in advance 73 Lopes – PY2SM mailto:jl @ ICQ:
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Cushcraft said they did “not” advertise it as a two element add on but they did! Towering ‘ above the ground, our station is equipped with numerous antennas customized for specific modes: Now that its cushceaft in service for about 6 years I still rate it at a 5. Had mine up since early 96 on a 60’ GlenMartin with voyager hazer. Two networked computers for logging and operating software. Anyway, I am more than satisfied with the antenna as it stands.
I decided to install W0IYH baluns. We got full size elements on all bands ,all on an 18ft boom. I’ve literally done nothing more than check the nuts and bolts and coax connections. Also able to use WARC bands on it even though not designed for them!
Information on my Radios. Inside My Radio Room. I would have liked to put up that at my Qth but not enough space to get that size up Send Your Comments or just say Hi!!! I really cushcragt have liked to buy the size that would fit into 1in aluminium tubing but just went along with some homebrew tubes This is what I enjoy doing in Ham radio.
The boom-to-mast assembly made setting the X9 in place easier than any antenna I’ve had before. The last year or two, I have not been very active on the air. This antenna just flies in the wind, no damage done. Click on pic to goto to manual page. I replace the rotor with a Prosistel unit. This should be a first operation from Trinidad. It still hangin on my tower up till now since Dec Assembly was long and the directions sould be a bit clearer.
I bring my antenna array to the ground level a few times a year to do preventitive maintenance on them. I had a enlightening The centre piece had to be reinforced on the inside to support the weight. Here the boom from both antennas are combined Rebuilding efforts, following a lengthy renovation, are now mostly complete! I had originally ordered the 40M add on as it was planned to be a two element design.
I recently decided to upgrade the old 40 meter beam on my tower. It and the A3 warc antenna just fly like the birds! That was taking my time and double checking everything!
Cushcraft Amateur Radio Antennas
The article was found in an old CQ magazine and It works really well. Cushcraft also has a 9 element version using a 24ft boom The balun sounded like a baby rattle!! Additional material was bought Contact the site with comments or questions. Xx9 usual, the station serves cushcrafh a welcome point for the museum’s many visitors who may d9 to get an understanding of the educational and personal benefits that amateur radio can offer to everyone.
Still runs the bands like new. Plusafter looking at the amount of gain on the X9 – too much material for just about a 1 db increase. My only concern is the longevity of the hose clamps — I like the electrical contact of a clamped connection versus sheet metal screw or pop rivetbut would prefer a more robust clamp.
I convinced him the X7 is cushcrafft good antenna and would get out of literally the Hole he is now living in. Club Station Shack and Antennas Our station is located on the lower level of the Central Pavillion at the Hall of Science and is usually staffed by volunteers on weekends and some weekday afternoons.
Cushcraft X9 Baluns
New to Ham Radio? After the above discovery, I did a bit of homework. I took plenty of time for assembly; this is a large tribander with lots of pieces.
Even though it’s well built, the assembly was tedious with a couple problems but nothing cushcrafg Our station is located on the lower level of the Central Pavillion at the Hall of Science and is usually staffed by volunteers on weekends and some weekday afternoons.
It also works well on the WARC bands.
I was in a hurry to get it up because of an upcoming Dxpedition. A has solid and tube fiberglass for sale I have already started getting the stuff together. An A3CX 10 ft above it too.