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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The tower is 50ft. I had originally ordered the 40M add on as it was planned to be a two element design.
Cushcraft X9 Baluns
Rebuilding efforts, following a lengthy renovation, are now mostly complete! I can even load it up on 40M with a tuner in a pinch. Its easy with a GlennMartin tower and hazer.
New to Ham Radio? This is the connecting of the driven elements using flat aluminium and also seen is the matching system used. Work good DX easily with it daily!
OverView of the X7. Directions leave a little to be desired but all parts were there and went together okay! After the above discovery, I did a bit of homework. Compare her with the original Cushcraft x7 antenna below. Cushcrsft first thing that I noticed was the noise. Our station offers full spectrum coverage using multiple transceivers and an array of antennae high atop the roof.
Last year the wind destroyed my rotor, a tailtwister but left the antenna alone. It’s mounted on a HBX Rohn tower. 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 Please stop by and say HI — Everyone’s welcome!
csuhcraft The centre piece had to be reinforced on the inside to support the weight. X9 Balun whne we took down the beam.
X9 Balun whne we took down the beam What we found when I took the cover off!! Overall, the written instructions are as good as anyone’s, but a couple of mis-labeled drawings were a small problem. The article was found in an old CQ magazine and It works really well. Anyway, I am more than satisfied with the antenna as it stands. I have already started getting the stuff together.
It and the A3 warc antenna just fly like the birds!
Had mine up since early 96 on a 60′ GlenMartin with voyager hazer. Here we go up the tower. If you have any questions, problems, or suggestions about Reviews, please email your Reviews Manager.
We got full size elements on all bands ,all on an 18ft boom. This should be a first operation from Cushcrzft. Click c9 pic to goto to manual page.
I recently decided to upgrade the old 40 meter beam on my tower. My Subscriptions Subscriptions Help. Here’s a sample of what members and visitors to the station can see and operate: Nothing was missing and some extra nuts, bolts and clamps are provided.
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After the X9 was on the ground, I removed the balun from the beam. I bring my antenna array to the ground level a few times a year to do preventitive maintenance on them. No traps on driven elements.
I like the X9’s design: Send Your Comments or just say Hi!!! I get a real good swr on the bands the antenna is designed for RigBlaster Pro for digital modes, voice keying and CW operation. cushcraf
Cushcraft X9 Baluns
This antenna just flies in the wind, no damage done. Bottom line — the X9 is an excellent choice. It also works well on the WARC bands.