[TowerTalk] Cushcraft A50-5 Mods

Mike Smith VE9AA ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca
Tue Jun 18 19:38:11 EDT 2019



I ran a CC a50-5 for a while many years ago.  It's a real dog.  SWR was good
I guess, but I nicknamed it the blob beam.

It always felt like no matter where I aimed it, the signal levels never
moved much up or down.


I had done many tests with (at the time) receiving my own beacon which was
20miles away from my QTH and it's pattern kinda resembled a butterfly.


By extending the boom, I've heard you can really make that antenna shine.


I run a A50-6S these days and the pattern is quite good as well.


GL !


Mike VE9AA

5 element C/C A50-5 that has been here

> for a while languishing. It was never my intent to use this antenna as it

> was said to be a poor performer. But I read about a modification from K9MU

> and another from W5WVO each utilizing a longer boom.  Has anyone had first

> hand knowledge of EITHER or BOTH of these mods or ANY OTHER that I might

> try?  Any help and/or suggestions are appreciated.  Thanks in advance.   -

> Mike, K4CVL



Mike, Coreen & Corey

Keswick Ridge, NB


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