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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It also works well on the WARC bands. Also able to use WARC bands on it even though not designed for them! Its easy with a GlennMartin tower and hazer. I’ve worked quite a few since I purchased the beam and I get good reports from all! I then took apart the balun.
The first thing that I noticed was the noise. I have already started getting the stuff together. I was cuhcraft to get the antenna up on a 56 foot Rohn with no problems other than cudhcraft lengthy assembly time of two days! The are also shown mounted on the boom Last year the wind destroyed my rotor, a tailtwister but left the antenna alone.
Cushcraft X-9 Product Reviews
This is how I used the original centre insulators for the driven elements plus the two insulators I built by wrapping fiberglass cloth in a cylindrical manner to make a solid insultor After the above discovery, I did a bit of homework.
The ferrite that cushhcraft from the inside of the balun.
Nothing was missing and cushcrafy extra nuts, bolts and clamps are provided. After the X9 was on the ground, I removed the balun from the beam. As usual, the station serves as a welcome point for the museum’s many visitors who may wish to get an understanding of the educational and personal benefits that amateur radio can offer to everyone.
Here the boom from both antennas are combined Additional material was bought Click on pic to ckshcraft to manual page.
Cushcraft X9 Baluns
The balun sounded like a baby rattle!! 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. Overall opinion is that it’s an excellent choice for someone who wants a good solid and dependable antenna! I was in cushfraft hurry to get it up because of an upcoming Dxpedition.
Overall, the written instructions are as good as anyone’s, but a couple of mis-labeled drawings were a small problem.
No traps on driven elements. Building The X7 Antenna. These are used by many stations and have grown dramitcally in popularity. I have seen two things. I took plenty of time for assembly; this is a large tribander with lots of pieces.
I like the X9’s design: X9 Balun whne we took down the beam. An A3CX 10 ft above it too. Here is a great overview of the X7 antenna by E73MClick on photo to go to his site. OverView of the X7. Email Subscription You are not subscribed to this review. But a dipole works better. It blows the tailtwister away! Now that its been 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.
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. Compare her with the original Cushcraft x7 antenna below.
It and the A3 warc antenna just fly like the birds!
Not a bad combination. I replace the rotor with a Prosistel unit. Reviews Summary for Cushcraft X I will try to add more links and information. Even though it’s well built, the assembly was tedious with a couple problems but nothing major! Information on my Radios. Two networked computers for logging and operating software. The tower is 50ft.
I have gotten a lot of emails asking for the spacings for the X I’ve literally done nothing more than check the nuts and bolts and coax connections. We got full size elements on all bands ,all on an 18ft boom.
X9 Balun whne we took down the beam What we found when I took the cover off!! Please stop by and say HI — Everyone’s welcome!