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Re: [TowerTalk] skyhawk, kt36xa opinions

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] skyhawk, kt36xa opinions
From: Jim Jarvis <>
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2007 10:38:04 -0400
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Getting Steve's tribander report would be worthwhile.

First, you're comparing a 24' boom to a 32' boom.  But actually, not all of
the 24' is being used on each band in the skyhawk.  So, you may forfeit some
Fwd gain, particularly on 10.

Second, the KT series, whether 34 or 36, has an awful lot of parts in their
trap system.  An awful lot of things to have to clean and tweak..or
maintain, over time.  I speak here from having owned four kt34xa's...two of
Which went up as kt34a's.   They're a great, small antenna, for what that's
worth.  And, they're a great, BIG antenna, as well.

The Skyhawk is probably more robust, simpler, and will give you equal or
better performance on 20m, despite the shorter boom, because its elements
are full sized, and may have less loss.

Those thoughts and speculation aside... Spending $15 bucks for the study is
well worth it.



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