Here's a reply from CC to an inquery I made after Dayton ... Lots of
excellent choices to choose from out there today ... (in no order) we
have have CC, KLM, Force 12, Hygain, Bencher, and ? ENJOY !!!
> Hi Billy,
> Thanks for the e-mail and your interest in the new X8.
> This antenna is so new I did not have all the answers for your
> questions, so I sent them to the designer and below is the reply.
> Ken Albertson, KA1VMR
> Amateur Dealer Sales
> Cushcraft Corporation
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> Hi !
> I have a few questions regarding the new X8 antenna I saw this
> past weekend at Dayton.
> 1. How is the 20m driven element connected to the 10 and 15m ?
> I see from the picture how the 10 and 15m connect, but not
> the 20m ... (assuming the 10m DE is in front of the 15m DE)
> Error in photo. While touching up photo so feed would show up in the picture,
> the loop was placed on the 15 m Driven Element instead of the 20m DE. The
> DE are tied together as a log feed. The feedpoint for the coax is on the 10
> meter DE.
> 2. Where is the 10m reflector ?
> The 20 meter DE is a reflector on 10 meters - like a log periodic array. the
> DE acts like a full wave reflector on a collinear antenna.
> 3. What is the height used for the gain specs mentioned ?
> One wavelength - 20 meters on 20 meters...15 meters on 15 meters...etc.
> 4. What "db" is used for those numbers ? dbi or dbd ?
> dBi - the numbers are from AO with traps modeled at a measured Q of 150.
> 5. Weight of the antenna ?
> X8 is 85 lbs.
> 6. Will the optional 2 element 40m kit have it own feedline or
> be part of the 20/15/10 ? Will the second element be a
> reflector or director for 40m ?
> Second feedline for 40 meters. The last director (element
> number 8 on the X8) will have 20 meter traps and be a 40
> meter director. It will perfom slightly less than the 402CD
> and does not effect the other bands.
> Thank you !
> Billy AA4NU
73/bc/NU Billy AA4NU email@example.com
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