Larry Schimelpfenig k7sv at adelphia.net
Thu Feb 23 05:15:33 EST 2006

In addition to the comments already made by Dave K6LL, I have several 
comments. First, if your experience withte the KT34XA to KT36XA upgrade goes 
anything like mine did, you're not going to see high SWR at band edges. The 
second consideration is if you were going to use ladder line, how do deal 
with running it from the antenna down the mast and tower, taking antenna 
rotation into consideration?

Fabio, as I've commented to others, when you do the KT36XA upgrade, the 
plastic capacitor caps should fit very snuggly over the new 3/8 inch tubing 
provided for the rear driven element and the reflector. Mine were loose, and 
water would get into the tube assemblies when it rained. I ended up going 
back to drain holes on the bottom of the larger tubes between the plastic 
capacitor caps.

Beyond that problem, I've been extremely pleased with the 36 upgrade. Twenty 
and ten always played well, and the upgrade really made a difference on 
fifteen meters.

GL with your project.

73 de Larry K7SV 

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