Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2017 11:02:02 -0600
From: "Doug Renwick" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "'AB2E Darrell'" <email@example.com>, "'Kim Elmore'"
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, "'Gary'" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 40 Meter Yagi
<I junked my Hygain Discoverer and replaced it with the XM-240. The linear
<loading wires near a bend at the end would keep 'breaking'. Keep in mind the
<XM-240 balun is a piece of junk. The rest of the antenna is good value.
## Linear loading is out of vogue these days. But the coils used in the
leave a bit to be desired, too lossy imo. They could have done the coils
Still, its a proven performer.
## 68 turns of 12 ga magnet wire, wound tight, on a 5.57 inch long x .75 OD
solid fiberglass rod
results in a less than optimum coil Q...like Q = 81.
http://www.qsl.net/ve6wz/CC_coil.html Steve rewound the
oem CC coils with hb coils made of .1875 AL tubing, air core.
11.5 turns, 5 inch diameter, 5 inch long x .1875 inch OD Al tubing, 3003-H0
The complete unit weighs 12.1 oz.
The original CC coil weighs 11.4 oz.
## If made from .1875 Cu tubing, the tubing weight would have increased by
aprx 2.76 X. Q = 1200
## If you use Termans formulae, the coil Q is even less, but this is all
## JK antennas winds their 40m coils from .25 inch solid AL...then welds
the ends. Zero ohm connections.
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