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[TowerTalk] 402-CD vs. EF-240X

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Subject: [TowerTalk] 402-CD vs. EF-240X
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Date: Wed, 29 Apr 1998 10:33:17 -0400
Your wish is their command.  Cushcraft will have a new version of the 402CD
dubbed the XM240 at Dayton in a couple of weeks.  I'm hoping to have it up
on my tower at 200' a few weeks after the show!  I'm told they will be in
production "shortly".  It's the same electrical design with a lot of
hardware improvements including 90-100 mph wind rating, phillystran truss,
insulated reflector (using the same hardware pictured in the X7/X9 ads),
and a balun.  They've also got new high band monobanders in the works...

73, Ty K3MM

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Subject:  Re: [TowerTalk] 402-CD vs. EF-240X

: I think a good indication of how well the 40-2CD has been is the fact
: it is virtually impossible to find a used one!  The combination of a
: performing design coupled with the ability to turn it without destroying
: ham-grade rotor is a successful combination.
: I would love to someday try stacking them with one half way up the tower,
: but only if I can find a used one - I have been looking and looking
: and....they are tough to find!
: Very pleased with ours, if you have hear W1CW on 40 meter CW most nights
: you will know what I mean....
: K4OJ
I had one for a couple of years and it performed well, while it lasted. The
mechancial parts are lousy.
The coil- to- element attatchment tends to become very intermittent and you
never know when you have a beam for a totally different frequency.
If they would clean up their act and use more durable parts it was an
antenna I would recommend.
I switched to Force12 tri-bander  20-30-40 a little over 2 years ago and
have had no failures.  The settings are tricky initially, but once the
antenna is in place it seems to stay there - even after heavy
winter wind storms.
For what it is worth !
73   Rag   OZ8RO
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