[TowerTalk] 6 Meter Antenna Help

David Thompson thompson at mindspring.com
Mon Mar 20 17:53:22 EST 2006

I went thru this two years ago with an old Cushcraft 6 el.  I made the 6 el
into a new 5 el using the manuals that are on-line on the Cushcraft web
page.  The design was changed in 1994.

There is one rub.  The new design uses one size for the center of all
elements and a smaller size for the tips
so you do not exactly get the same swag by just making the element spacing
as per the new design and making the elements the right length.  However the
5 el was a big improvement over the old 4 el I was using.  Now to cut some
tree limbs so I can put together the 6 el version.
Dave K4JRB

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "mike ryan" <mryan001 at tampabay.rr.com>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 9:42 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] 6 Meter Antenna Help

> I have accumulated several Cushcraft 6 meter antennas over the last year
> assuming that at some point I would put one on the tower.  I've been
> advised that there is a design change that may maximize the Cushcraft
> from either the 5 element or the 6 element original design. I would have
> to keep the boom length to about 20 feet or less.  ( Sorry less is
> better in my case.)  Any ideas?
> --Thanks.   -Mike
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