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Re: [TowerTalk] Stacked KT34XA's vs The Competition?

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Stacked KT34XA's vs The Competition?
From: "Bill Parry" <BPARRY@RGV.RR.COM>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 16:26:51 -0600
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I have a friend who "used to" have a two stack of KT34XA's. He lives about a
file from me. We did some comparisons running the same power. My antenna is
a F12 C-3E(the little one). He did the test using his upper antenna. I was
positive the KT34XA would blow me away.

C3E was a winner on all three bands, sometimes a little and sometimes a lot.
When he switched in the stacked, the difference was lessened and sometimes
the stack prevailed. I didn't include how many db different.

I had intended to replace the C3E with a C31, but considering the weight and
cost of the antenna I decided    
not to.

I'm not sure why the question had to do with the KT34XA anyway. The current
version of this antenna is the KT36XA and it has been reconfigured. If the
C3 is "even" nearly as good I would opt for the F12. The C3E is much
smaller, much easier to put together and much, much more expensive.

Hope that this may help in some way. 

Bill, W5VX

>Subject: [TowerTalk] Stacked KT34XA's vs The
>I have three f12 C31XR's here - up since Dec of last
>year. Not
>that it is anything spectacular but in 11 weeks I have
>to work over 200 countries from out here in AZ (no
>included) - not an overly easy task at this time of the
>cycle as well as from out west. [Heights 121', 81', 41']
>I can say MOST of the time the stack is the best of the
>bunch -
>on 20 rarely is there much difference between it and the


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