W5WW and myself have a two-high stack of 402CD's at KC5FU we intend to
convert to Dave's Moxon shortly, partly based on neighbor (K5MR) great
reports after installing one of Dave's "ground-up" Moxons (at 140ft). But we
won't actually do the modified 402CD versions until we finish (75% done at
the second) building one of the "ground-up" versions. Then we will do the
"take one down, put one up" change-out routine for the 402's...so will have
story to tell...soon....I hope!
On 12/7/07, Bob Selbrede, K6ZZ <email@example.com> wrote:
> I'm suprised there hasn't been much chatter on TT from folks
> converting their stock 402-CD or XM-240 over to the Moxon
> design published by W6NL. I wonder how many of them have
> been built and are in the air being used today? The mod
> concept has been around for several years and it seems
> straightforward. The benefits of the conversion appear to
> be significant (improved Gain, F/B, 7.0-7.3 SWR under 1.5:1,
> no coils, no interaction with stacked tribanders, etc).
> Seems like a great mod to do.
> I have a new XM-240 assembled and ready to install and I'm
> giving thought to modifying it before installing it. Has
> anyone had bad experiences with this mod?
> Bob K6ZZ
> ----- Original Message Follows -----
> From: "Bill Parry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Cushcraft 40-2CD skywalker
> Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2007 07:34:53 -0600
> > FYI. I just replaced all four coils on the elements on my
> > XM240 (lightning) and the replacement cost for the new
> > coils from Cushcraft is $50 apiece. The replacement parts
> > seem to be readily available.
> > Bill, W5VX
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