[TowerTalk] Shorty 40

Bill Parry bparry at rgv.rr.com
Wed Oct 17 09:54:48 EDT 2007

The XM240 is a fine antenna. I had the F12 40 and it is NOT a fine antenna
(physically). I don't know about the other two.

Bill, W5VX

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Greg Clark
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 7:30 AM
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: [TowerTalk] Shorty 40

I'm in the process of rebuilding my station and am in need of a 2 ele 40m
yagi.  In the past I had an old 40-2CD by Cushcraft on the tower.
In shopping around I have looked at:
Force 12 (new and old linear loading designs)
The Optibeam looks nice but is out of my budget.
-The XM240's are kinda hard to find - all on backorder at most of the major
shops in the US as of the end of last week.  Not sure if this has anything
to do with the company recently being purchased??
-Force 12 has a 4-6 week lead time (even with that quote it's "iffy" as to
when it will arrive).  
-M2 - I couldn't find a direct link on their site for a 2 ele version any
longer, so I don't even know if they are still available as I have not
called the factory yet.  Anyone know if they still make a 2 ele 40m yagi?  
-As for Hy-Gain - well - I just don't see many of these yagis - are they
that poor of a performer?  We had one at the WM5G multi years ago - I don't
remember much about it.  I can get one of these in a reasonable amount of
time but don't want to be wasting my money and time.


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