Thank you for your purchase of the Cushcraft X9 Tribander. plan to install the 40 meter add-on kit, please read the X manual before you assemble the X9. Here is a view of the Cushcraft X9 Balun. The antennas had been up for a few years with out any issues. The last year or two, I have not been very active on the . What’s the best antenna? KLM KT34XA or Cushcraft X7 or X9 model? Tks in advance 73 Lopes – PY2SM mailto:jl @ ICQ:

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Performance is just as advertised, based on observed beamwidth, front-to-back and VSWR curves. Building The X7 Antenna.

OverView of the X7. The centre piece had to be reinforced on the inside to support the weight. X9 Balun whne we took down the beam. It also works well on the WARC bands.

I recently decided to upgrade the old 40 meter beam on my tower. The boom-to-mast assembly made setting the X9 in place easier than any antenna I’ve had before. Even though it’s well built, the assembly was tedious with a couple problems but nothing major! Anyway, I am more than satisfied with the antenna as it stands. Here the boom from both antennas are combined Overall, the written instructions are as good as anyone’s, but a couple of mis-labeled drawings were a small problem.


This is how I used the original centre insulators for the driven elements plus the two insulators I built by wrapping fiberglass cloth in a cylindrical manner to make a solid insultor This should be a first operation from Trinidad. Here’s a sample of what members and visitors to the station can see and operate: Plusafter looking at the amount of gain on the X9 – too much material for just about a 1 db increase.

Overall opinion is that it’s an excellent choice for someone who wants a good solid and dependable antenna! We had some very heavy wind conditions the last month with gusting over 80Mph. RigBlaster Pro for digital modes, voice keying and CW operation. I really would have liked to buy the size that would fit into 1in aluminium tubing but just went along with some homebrew tubes The article was found in an old CQ magazine and It works really well.

I have had the X-9 beam up since September when I moved to a new location in the country. Club Station Shack and Antennas. I have had an X-9 since August of and I am very pleased with it’s performance! After the X9 was on the ground, I removed the balun from the beam.

It still hangin on my tower up till now since Dec The tower is 50ft. I have already started getting the stuff together. I convinced him the X7 is really good antenna and would get out of literally the Hole he is now living in.


Cushcraft Amateur Radio Antennas

Please stop by and say HI — Everyone’s welcome! Rebuilding efforts, following a lengthy renovation, are now mostly complete! The noise on the antennas have been reduced from casual cusycraft. X9 Balun whne we took down the beam What we found when I took the cover off!! This is what I enjoy doing in Ham radio.

Cushcraft X9 Baluns

Now that its been cushcraaft service for about 6 years I still rate it at a 5. Cishcraft would highly recommend this antenna I was able to get the antenna up on a 56 foot Rohn with no problems other than a lengthy assembly time of two days! Not a bad combination. That was taking my time and double checking everything! It’s mounted on a HBX Rohn tower.

I bring my antenna array to the ground level a few times a year to do preventitive maintenance on them.

Just traps from one element was used back I like the X9’s design: