Welcome to the Ham fraternity. I've been licensed since 1965 and have
enjoyed every minute of this vast hobby of ours.
Regarding the book, it's titled HF Tribander Performance - Test Methods &
Results, written by Ward Silver N0AX and Steve Morris K7LXC (who just may show
up on this reflector and tell you the same thing.) You can find it at
http://www.championradio.com/publications.html . I bought a copy when it came
out and found it very educational about HF Yagis in general, and about my
selected Yagi (Skyhawk) In particular. The book actually got me to change my
original selection for my first HF Yagi. It's money well worth it, IMHO.
Good luck with your choice and hope to hear you on the HF bands sometime.
Gene Smar AD3F
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From: Craig Markley <email@example.com>
> I am a relatively new ham, since 8/06, and am trying to put together a
> good dxing station. I currently have a Cushcraft A4S and am thinking
> of upgrading it.
> The specs for the Cushcraft X7 really look good, but I would like your
> overall impression of the X7. I'm not asking for details, but just your
> overall impression, if possible. How might it compare with a 4 el SteppIR?
> Also, I've heard of a book that reviews and checked specs for a number
> of antennas. Where can I find that book?
> 73, Craig - AD5YJ
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