[Top] [All Lists]

[TowerTalk] KLM-34XA insulator problems ?

To: <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] KLM-34XA insulator problems ?
From: (
Date: Sun, 4 May 1997 06:28:43 -0700
You have the information correct. The KT34XA is the "BEST" tribander
ever made. To get this kind of performance , it is large and uses dual
driven elements. It uses a complex system to eliminate the normal traps
found on other tribanders. I have participated in assembling a few of them and 
you need to plan it 
taking days, not hours to do it correctly . Then
check, and recheck everything ! If you are a serious DXer, and can not
put up monobanders, this is for you. The UV problem unfortunately does exist. 
From what I have 
seen,10 years is about time to remove and replace
the insulators. Seems that is the only negetive of the antenna.  
Depending on your need, they do make a heavy duty boom version also.

On Sun, 4 May 1997, Morel Grunberg <> wrote:
>My friend Moni, 4X6ZK is interested to buy a KLM-34XA
>six elements beam. He heard some rumors that the plastic
>insulators used are not UV stabilized and protected and
>they cracks after few years. It's that true ? 
>By the way is this antenna still manufactured ? If I good
>remember from previous reports, this antenna is heavy and
>difficult to assembly but has a good reputations for the 
>radiation performance and large bandwith. What's your
>experience with this item ?
>73 de Morel, 4X1AD
>FAQ on WWW:     
>Administrative requests:
                      " WHERE BIGGER IS BETTER"
                                    \      \   \   \    \    \     \  
Bruce Richards/ WD4 No Good Bum      \      \   \   \    \    \     \ 
DX Web Page:                          \      \   \   \    \    \     \ \------\---\---\----\----\-----\  
E-mail:              \      \   \  |\    \    \     \
                                         \      \   \|X|\    \    \     \
                                          \      \   \X| \    \    \     \  
                                           \         |X|

FAQ on WWW:     
Administrative requests:

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>