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[TowerTalk] Cushcraft Big Thunder X9

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Cushcraft Big Thunder X9
From: (T. A. Russell)
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 14:26:21 -0600
Reply from Tom  N4KG

I saw this antenna at Dayton and moved up to the stands to get a better
look at it.  It appears ROBUST and with no traps in the DE and REF
elements, has the potential to be a great performer.  Assuming they
had good modeling followed by good antenna range tuning, it should
be an excellent antenna.  Believe it is called the X8.  There is no TEN
meter reflector since they report signifigant directivity from the LOG
DE configuration, similar to the experience Hy-Gain had with the TH-11
where there was virtually no change in pattern on 15M with or without
a 15M reflector.  (I have no financial interest or connection with
other than as a satisfied buyer of some of their antennas.)


On Mon, 1 Sep 1997 11:43:25 -0400 Sandy Schurtz <> writes:
>Anybody have any experience or first hand knowledge of the new 
>Big Thunder Series Tribander Antennas, especially the X9 using four 
>elements each on 10,15, & 20.  It uses log cell driven elements and 
>interleaved element design for quoted "mono-bander" type performance.  
>sports a 28 ft. long 2.5 inch diameter boom and according to their 
>staff out performs the KT34XA.  Uses full length reflector and driven 
>elements and only the directors are trapped.
>I am in the process of putting up a new tribander and want to get 
>on this antenna before writing out the check to KLM for a KT34XA.
>Sandy K4FP
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