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Re: [Antennaware] Modding the 6M Cushcraft A505S?

Subject: Re: [Antennaware] Modding the 6M Cushcraft A505S?
From: "Gary Smith" <>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:11:39 -0400
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Thank you for the replies. 

If I had started to think of this earlier 
in the year, putting together one from 
scratch would have been a great idea. At 
this time, in the fall and with major 
leg/ankle surgery coming up soon enough, I 
don't have the time to build from scratch. 
Modifying the CC without needing more boom 
was what I was hoping for.

I don't see much interest in the middle or 
upper part of the band, most everything I 
think I'll be looking for is at the bottom 
of the band so it only makes sense that I 
find something that works well in the 
bottom, out of the box.

It seems like the M2 6M5XHP is probably 
going to be my best choice at this point. 
That or stay with the 3 element add on to 
the tribander till next summer. 
Unfortunately I have one amp for HF and 
one for 6M, it will be less than fun in a 
crunch to have to switch coaxes to work on 
one band ot the others; this makes having 
two separate antennas a better choice. If 
my old Alpha carried 6M, it would be fine.

Thank you all for the input, it helps me 
make a better decision.



> I was considering making a 6M Yagi and 
> still would like to but realising my time 
> constraints with upcoming ankle/leg 
> surgery this fall, I'm better to buy a 
> turnkey antenna and put it together on the 
> roof and just be done with it. Until I 
> relocate to a better place to put up 
> antennas have a tower.
> It was suggested to the me that the 5 
> element Cushcraft A505S is a good choice 
> but I see it has a 1KW limit and I want 
> something with a 1.5KW limit as I have a 
> 1.5KW King Conversions amp. Has anyone any 
> experience in converting this antenna into 
> one that takes 1.5KW?
> Another option is the five element M2 
> 6M5XHP which works fine with 1.5KW, will 
> fit in the required location, but costs 
> twice as much as the Cushcraft. 
> Looking at the $ involved, the Cushcraft, 
> if it can be easily modded to handle the 
> power, is a much more lucrative option. 
> I'm pretty sure the M2 is a nicer antenna 
> overall.
> Any Idears?
> 73,
> Gary
> KA1J
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