[TowerTalk] Mosley CL-33 vs Hygain EXP-14

Tom Anderson andersonww5l at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 28 14:21:39 PDT 2011


I had the Mosley Classic 33 WARC for many years and was very happy with it.  I finally changed to a Tennadyne T10 log periodic.  The WARC model has a 4th element which is a rotatable dipole for 12 and 17 meters and I earned DXCC on 12 and 17 with it.  Also with the WARC model you can add the 40m kit to the driven element, which is nice too, I have DXCC on 40m also (5BDXCC total 10-80 plus 12 an 17 Dxcc)  Only reason I changed was the longer boom on the T10 and the no tune aspect to it.  I assembled the T10 per directions and it is virtually flat across all bands with my TS430S.  I pick up a little SWR when I turn on my Collins amp, but not enough to matter.

The Mosley is well constructed and easy to assemble.  There are only two settings for each element, CW or Phone and the directions tell you which hole to use on each elemental.

If you use the 40m kit, the kit has dacron rope to hold the 40m kit, but I oped for the small diameter Phillystran instead since I felt it was a better looking installation and the Phillystran was more secure and UV proof than the black Dacron rope.  

At times I do miss the Mosley when I'm chasing 40m, but I use use the inverted vee I put up instead hi hi.  It was nice to have a rotatable 40m dipole though, even just 1 element.

Hope that helps.

73 de Tom, WW5L

--- On Mon, 3/28/11, Mickey Baker <fishflorida at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Mickey Baker <fishflorida at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Mosley CL-33 vs Hygain EXP-14
> To: "Chris Merring" <cobraford at juno.com>
> Cc: towertalk at contesting.com
> Date: Monday, March 28, 2011, 9:20 AM
> I've owned both... but not both at
> the same time, nor the same site, so take
> this for what it is worth. I owned a TA-33 in the late
> 1970's and an EXP-14
> from 1985 until 1991.
> The CL33 is simple to construct and works well. The EXP-14
> has more parts
> and is a bit more difficult to construct.
> IMO, the EXP-14 is more rugged... nicely cast boom-to-mast
> clamp.
> Performance wise, I believe that the EXP-14 has a bit
> better F/B, loud
> stations could be attentuated more with a turn of the
> rotor.  I had better
> luck in pileups with it, so I suspect it has a bit more
> gain.
> The EXP-14 has a broader SWR curve on all designed bands...
> very nice before
> the day of the pervasive antenna tuner.
> I had the 40M addon for the EXP14, I loved having a
> rotatable antenna on 40
> meters... one reason I ordered a new antenna with 40M
> capabilities is my
> experience with this antenna. If it did 30/17/12 meters,
> I'd buy another.
> Good luck, I guess it is clear that I prefer the EXP-14,
> all other things
> being equal.
> 73,
> Mickey N4MB
> On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 12:57 AM, Chris Merring <cobraford at juno.com>
> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Have any of you that have owned both have an opinion
> on if there was an
> > obvious performance advantage with either antenna?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Chris
> > ac8dc
> >
> >
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