I had a pair of 4 el KLMs and was never overly impressed by their
performance. Before that I had a Hi-Gain 2 el and it was often referred to
as a rotary dummy load.
One of my KLM's has been sold and Im contemplating converting the other into
a pair of 2 el with Cushcraft style loading coils.
I feel that nobody has got linear loading completely figured out.
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> I'm in the process of rebuilding my station and am in need of a 2 ele 40m
> In the past I had an old 40-2CD by Cushcraft on the tower.
> In shopping around I have looked at:
> Force 12 (new and old linear loading designs)
> The Optibeam looks nice but is out of my budget.
> -The XM240's are kinda hard to find - all on backorder at most of the
> shops in the US as of the end of last week. Not sure if this has anything
> do with the company recently being purchased??
> -Force 12 has a 4-6 week lead time (even with that quote it's "iffy" as to
> it will arrive).
> -M2 - I couldn't find a direct link on their site for a 2 ele version any
> longer, so I don't even know if they are still available as I have not
> the factory yet. Anyone know if they still make a 2 ele 40m yagi?
> -As for Hy-Gain - well - I just don't see many of these yagis - are they
> poor of a performer? We had one at the WM5G multi years ago - I don't
> much about it. I can get one of these in a reasonable amount of time but
> want to be wasting my money and time.
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