On Mon, 29 Jun 1998, Bill Hider, N3RR wrote:
> Go with the Cushcraft 40-2CD. Its performance is exceptional. The new
> production model has been beefed up mechanically and has a built in balun. I
> have a stacked pair (134/67 feet). They perform fabulously. I operated with
> only one @ 134 feet for a year before I put up the other one...it worked very
> well alone.
I agree. I just went from a stack of 402CD's to a full size 3 element.
This weekend I got my first chance to do A-B tests between one 402CD and
the 3 element with some South Americans. I could tell very little
difference between the 3 element and the 402CD in signal strength of the
stations I worked. There was a difference in noise and QRM. The 3
element was superior.
But for the money, size, effort... the 402CD is the best antenna you will
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