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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No traps on driven elements. Assembly was long and the directions sould be a bit clearer. These are used by many stations and have grown dramitcally in popularity. Overall opinion is that it’s an excellent choice for someone who wants a good solid and dependable antenna! Club Station Shack and Antennas. I decided to install W0IYH baluns.

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I have had the X-9 beam up since September when I moved to a new location in the country. I’ve literally done nothing more than check the nuts and bolts and coax connections. The antennas had been up for a few years with out any issues.

Our cusncraft offers full spectrum coverage using multiple transceivers and an array of antennae high atop the roof. The noise on the antennas have been reduced from casual observation. The tower is 50ft.


Plusafter looking at the amount of gain on the X9 – too much material for just about a 1 db increase. But a dipole works better. I replace the rotor with a Prosistel unit.

Cushcraft X9 Baluns

Our station is located on the lower level of the Central Pavillion at the Hall xushcraft Science and is usually staffed by volunteers on weekends and some weekday afternoons. New to Ham Radio? Building The X7 Antenna. The article was found in an old CQ magazine and It works really well. I was in a hurry to get it up because of an upcoming Dxpedition.

Here is a great overview of the X7 antenna by E73MClick on photo to go to his site. Bottom line — cushcgaft X9 is an excellent choice. The balun sounded like a baby rattle!!

Anyway, I am more than satisfied with the antenna as it stands. I really love building antennas and I am happy to assist anyone who wants more info if they think they can build one like this. We had some very heavy wind conditions the last month with gusting over 80Mph.

I will try to add more links and information. It still hangin on my tower up till now since Dec It also works well on the WARC bands.

That was taking my time and double checking everything!

After the above discovery, I did a bit of homework. Anyone wanting to hear my signal on any HF band.


Cushcraft X9 Baluns

An A3CX 10 ft above it too. The when it changed to a dipole, I backed out on the order. This antenna just flies in the wind, no damage done. I’ve worked quite a few since I purchased the beam and I get good reports from all!

I would have liked to put up that at my Qth but not enough space to get that size up I have gotten a lot of emails asking for the spacings cushcraftt the X I bring my antenna array to the ground level a few times a year to do preventitive maintenance on them. The antenna is fed with a single 50 ohm cable RG8 into a 4: Click on pic to goto to manual page.

Additional material was bought Information on my Radios. What we found when I took the cushcrwft off!! This is what I enjoy doing in Ham radio. Email Subscription You are not subscribed to this review. 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