[TowerTalk] Cushcraft 40-2CD skywalker

Mike Fatchett W0MU w0mu at w0mu.com
Thu Dec 6 17:14:15 EST 2007

I have a 40-2CD that has been up well over 15 years at my folks house, which
I need to take down, that was never strengthened and has survived all of
those winters and wind.

I am pretty sure I crushed the ends of the boom though.

Still the best 40m beam for the bux....IMHO

On 12/6/07 12:46 PM, "Dick Green WC1M" <wc1m at msn.com> wrote:

> Roger,
> The primary mod is to strengthen the boom and elements.
> Try this link: http://www.qsl.net/k7vc/402cd.html. It's an article by Dave
> Leeson, W6QHS, on strengthening the 40-2CD. It's pretty extensive. I believe
> there's another article detailing a subset of Dave's modifications that
> appeared in the ARRL's National Contest Journal, but offhand I don't know
> the date or author. My 40-2CD, which I also purchased second-hand, was quite
> old (#5 or #6 off the production line) and the elements had drooped
> significantly. I replaced the tubing in and near the center of each element,
> and reinforced it per the article in NCJ.
> You should check the coils and their screws to make sure they're in good
> condition. Replacements can be ordered from Cushcraft or you can fabricate
> your own.
> 73, Dick WC1M
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Roger Cooke [mailto:g3ldi at yahoo.co.uk]
>> Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 9:54 AM
>> To: towertalk at contesting.com
>> Subject: [TowerTalk] Cushcraft 40-2CD skywalker
>> Hi.
>>   I have just obtained a second hand one of these and I think I have
>> missed
>> out on some mails regarding this antenna. Are there any mods to do
>> before
>> putting it up? I am not sure what condition it is in as it has been
>> stored for
>> a number of years, but it should not have suffered too much.
>> Any comments or suggestions appreciated.  I am thinking of using
>> a Pro-Sis-Tel P-61 rotor as it is not too heavy.
>> 73 de Roger, G3LDI
>> Regards from Roger, G3LDI
>> Swardeston, Norfolk.
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