I appreciate the input from the half dozen or so folks that responded to my
The question about the phone band effectiveness of the XM240 that is cut for
CW seems to have been answered. Several individuals indicate that it works
very well up in the phone band as well. Some use tuners some don't. Several
reported that amplifiers such as the Alpha87 or ACOM2000 handle it fine
across the band when K7LXCs secret dimensions are used.
No-one who has shorted the reflector to the boom responded to my question
about interaction with tribands stacked above or below it. There were
several reports of interaction where the reflector and boom are not shorted.
I'm going to pull the 2 el KLM and the KT36XA off the tower and assesss the
condition of them. As long as they're both in good shape and based on
discussions with several of the guys out at NR4M's place yesterday, I think
we're going to put the two antennas up at the farm just as they are here. It
appears we've got an X9 and an XM240 to fall back to if we find any
I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who has shorted the XM240's reflector to
the boom that has it stacked above or below a tribander.
73 de Lar K7SV
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