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Cushcraft X-7 product reviews by real people like you. I have owned 3 of these X7’s antennas, and they are by far one of the best triband antennas I have. Here I have some photos of how I converted two cushcraft Hf antennas into a Homebrewed version of the Cushcraft X7. Additional material was bought. X7 BIG THUNDER TRIBANDER YAGI The X7 Triband Yagi is geared to set new standards in both radiating performance and mechanical.

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Engineering the Doublet Antenna December 31, December 22, in: I hope this review is helpful. This is a great HF antenna even on 17 and 12m bands. And, cushcratf I have on all of my antenna projects over the years, I spayed all the various bolts and screws with clear enamel to keep water out of the antenna as much as possible.

I’d suggest this even if you are not near the water. This is the connecting of the driven elements using flat aluminium and cushcrft seen is the matching system used.

Cushcraft Amateur Radio Antennas

Wind Survival mph kph. The antenna is currently semi built, with the ends of the elements not attached so that the semi-built antenna can be stored without any damage to the elements. There are some things you need to pay very close attention to during construction of this antenna if you want the good performance. It is a complex antenna and took three experienced hams two full days to construct it. Wind Surface Area ft m sq.


Building The X7 Antenna

Additional material was bought The article was found in an old CQ magazine and It works really well. If you want flat SWR values across the band, then you will need to go with a full size 4 element monobander of your choice. The are also shown mounted on the boom Once you put this antenna together correctly and get it a reasonable height above ground, you will be amazed at its performance.

I was fortunate in that the antenna was delivered by the seller and had only been split into semi assembled sections. For its 18 foot boom length, low wind load, and mechanical strength which was very important to me in my storm-prone QTH I think it is one of the best csuhcraft on the market today.

Number of Elements per Band. The driven element is an L-P array with some broadband characteristics.

For a small pistol DX station or portable operations – this is a great unit for physical size, weight and build. In I moved the a different QTH and while unmounting we really see the very good hardware the antenna is made.


The X7 Triband Yagi – Cushcraft

It is built very solid. The bottom line is the X-7 is a superb performer! Very happy with the antenna. We did that with mine and found that it was good, all hardware was tight as it should be. This is a bonus! Never had any problems of lack of parts during assembly despite the box having been damaged by UPS. A fast look cushcrzft the documents shows no difference, but if you check the detail dimensions, you will see it.

Plusafter looking at the amount of gain on the X9 – too much material for just about a 1 cusycraft increase. I highly recommend this antenna for still in production. I have already started getting the stuff together.

The end caps on main boom also looked great.

Having been after a decent antenna for some time, I recently managed to buy a used Cushcraft X7 yagi on ebay. The Cushcraft design team got this one right.

Cushcraft X7

I would put it up against any antenna in its class, including mono-banders. There are 2 different versions of the X7 – I have two different installation cushcrraft Newsgator Rojo Netvibes Bloglines.