The best shortie beam I remember was in ARRL literature in the early
70's...may still have been in the 1980 ARRL antenna book. The 3 el shortie
that looks amazingly like the Cushcraft 2 el 40. The 3 elements were on a 36
foot boom. The reflector/driven element spacing was 23 feet or almost
exactly the Cushcraft. Shows the coils and cap hats too.
VE6VZ has higher Q coils on his web page too.
I asked Cushcraft why they did not make a 3 el and was told not worth the
effort over the 2 el version.
73 Dave K4JRB
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