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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Here’s a sample of what members and visitors to the station can see and operate: OverView of the X7. Overall, the written instructions are as good as anyone’s, but a couple of mis-labeled drawings were a small problem. This should be a first operation from Trinidad.
Contact the site with comments or questions. I have had an X-9 since August of and I am very pleased with it’s performance!
Cushcraft X9 + X
I was in a hurry to get it up because of an upcoming Dxpedition. This is what I enjoy doing in Ham radio.
I had a enlightening I’ve literally done nothing more than check the nuts and bolts and coax connections. Here are some pictures!
Cushcraft X9 Baluns
The are also shown mounted on the boom Anyway, I am more than satisfied with the antenna as it stands. The antenna is fed with a single 50 ohm cable RG8 into a 4: An A3CX 10 ft above it too. 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.
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.
Last year the wind destroyed my rotor, a tailtwister but left the antenna alone. Performance is just as advertised, based on observed beamwidth, front-to-back and VSWR curves. The X9 has given me no surprises at all. We had some very heavy wind conditions the last month with gusting over 80Mph. Here the boom from both antennas are combined Also able to use WARC bands on it even though not designed for them! New to Ham Radio?
I took plenty of time for assembly; this is a large tribander with lots of pieces. The centre piece had to be reinforced on the inside to support the weight.
Nothing was missing and some extra nuts, bolts and clamps are provided. I was able to get the antenna up on a cuxhcraft foot Rohn with no problems other than a lengthy assembly time of two days! I had originally ordered the 40M add on as it was planned to be a two element design. It also works well on the WARC bands. Even though it’s well built, the assembly was tedious with a couple problems but nothing major!
The balun sounded like a baby rattle!! We got full size elements on all bands ,all on an 18ft boom. Reviews Summary for Cushcraft X Here is a view of the Cushcraft X9 Balun. Cushcravt use a Van cuhscraft balun but my first log periodic I ever built ,I used a homebrewed 4: I have gotten a lot of emails asking for the spacings for the X I would highly recommend this antenna These are used by many stations and have grown dramitcally in popularity.
Building The X7 Antenna. After the X9 was on the ground, I removed the balun from the beam. Send Your Comments or just say Hi!!! Here is a great overview of the X7 antenna by E73MClick on photo to go to his site. Towering ‘ above the ground, our station is equipped with numerous antennas customized cjshcraft specific modes: I recently decided to upgrade the old 40 meter beam on my tower. I decided to install W0IYH baluns. In order to do this, I had 9x drop the X9.
X9 Balun whne we took down the beam.