In a message dated 96-07-23 22:53:40 EDT, you write:
>> > Hello! I am considering picking up a new beam in the next few months
>> > and I was wondering if there are any KT-34A users out there who
>> > could give me there opinion on the antenna. I am planning on putting it
>> > up onto a 70 ft crankup tower.
The performance of the KT34A (the half-boom version of the KT34XA) is
approximately like other similar trapped, tribanders of similar boom length
(16 feet). It doesn't perform appreciably better than any other similar
antenna. I have a copy of an old comparison of tribanders that is about 10
years old but is food for thought. Send me your postal address if you want a
copy of it.
The KT34XA, on the other hand, is a high-performance tribander, like the
TH7DX, and owns a couple of CQWW US records (W7WA on 15M and W0ZV on 10M).
Take a look at the Force 12 C3 or C3S (shorter boom) if you want another
option. The trapless design of the C3 increases efficiency.
73 and good luck, Steve K7LXC
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