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Subject: [TowerTalk] Cushcraft 40 meter beam notes
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Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 09:26:10 EST
In a message dated 3/25/01 7:25:19 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

> I decided to test it out in the CQ WPX and quickly worked 30 stations with
>  most telling me I was very strong.  On several occasions I busted big pile
>  ups.  My first contact (TA3J) got my call quickly but asked twice for
>  confirmation ...he probably could not believe 59001...HI.
>  Then I notice that I was barefoot neglecting to switch on the amp.  (90
>  watts or so).  After that with 1500W out I had no problems.  Front to side
>  was very good as ZX0F was S6 with the beam on Europe and 20 over with the
>  beam on PY.   Front to back has never been much and seemed to be between 5
>  and 15 DB as always.   I than tried 17 meters and worked YB0 and T77 
>  the need for the usual tuner.  The beam is basically a broadside affair on
>  17 and remains so.  There is a noticeable F/S but no front to back (even
>  though my friend W4XJ sees a few DB's at his place.)
>  Anyone else had this problem???

    What problem? You're loud, no usual tuner, good front-to-side - people 
DREAM about that kind of performance.

Cheers,    Steve     K7LXC
Tower Tech

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