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[TowerTalk] TH11DX or X9

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Subject: [TowerTalk] TH11DX or X9
From: (Joe Reisert)
Date: Tue, 7 Apr 1998 09:43:34 -0400 (EDT)

The TH11 is an EXCELLENT PROVEN performer that will stand up with the best
on 20, 15 and 10 and has amazing performance on 17 and pretty fair on 12
Meters. It has stood up to terrible weather and TWO awful ICE storms this
past 2 winters. I haven't stood in line very long on any DX when it was
hearing W1s. Why give up 2 bands and pay the same price for an UNPROVEN and
hard to get antenna?


Joe, W1JR

>I was had just decided to get a TH11 since, according to hygain, it is
>broad banded on 5 bands.  However, I was at the AES open house this weekend
>and talked to the Cushcraft rep there.  Of course he said that the X9 was
>better.  He said that the X9 will give better performance on 10, 15 and 20
>because it did not have to be optimized for all 5 bands.  He then went on
>to say that it would perform adequately on 12 and 17 but with an SWR of 4:1
>and can be used on those two bands with an antenna tuner.  In other words
>the X9 has better performance on 10, 15, 20 but not as good on 12 AND 17.
>Also, he said, you can install a 40 m 2 element add-on kit.  Too good to be
>true?  Any comments?
>Les  W9IM

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