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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 noise on the antennas have been reduced from casual observation. Here is a view of the Cushcraft X9 Balun. Work good DX easily with it daily!

Cushcraft X-9 Product Reviews

Additional material was bought It performs very well with excellent results and low VSWR. I was able to get the antenna up on a 56 foot Z9 with no problems other than a lengthy assembly time of two days! This is the connecting of the driven elements using flat aluminium and also seen is the matching system used. The when it changed to a dipole, I backed out on the order. My Subscriptions Subscriptions Help. I had originally ordered the 40M add on as it was planned to be a two element design.

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I was in a hurry to get it up because of an upcoming Dxpedition. Directions leave a little to be desired but all parts were there and went together okay! I can even load it up on cusucraft with a tuner in a pinch. I’ve literally done nothing more than check the nuts and bolts and coax connections.

X9 Balun whne we took down the beam What we found when I took the cover off!! The great performance in 10 M. After the above discovery, I did a bit of homework. I convinced him the X7 is really good antenna and would get out of literally the Hole he is now living in. My only concern is the longevity of the hose clamps — I like the electrical contact of a clamped connection versus sheet metal screw or pop rivetbut would prefer a more robust clamp.

I have had an X-9 since August of and I am very pleased with it’s performance!

Cushcraft X9 Baluns

Assembly was long and the directions sould be a bit clearer. Also able to use WARC bands on it even though not designed for them! The cushcraftt year or two, I have not been very active on the air.

I have gotten a lot of emails asking for the spacings for the X I use a Van gorden balun but my first log periodic I ever built ,I used a homebrewed 4: I like the X9’s design: OverView of cuehcraft X7. These are used by many stations and have grown dramitcally in popularity.


I recently decided to upgrade the old 40 meter beam on my tower. No traps on driven elements.

Building The X7 Antenna

I really would have liked to buy the size that would fit into 1in aluminium tubing but just went along with some homebrew tubes Just traps from one element was used back This is what I enjoy doing in Ham radio. Here’s a sample of what members and visitors to the station can see and operate: Our station offers full spectrum coverage using multiple transceivers and an array of antennae high atop the roof. Now that its been in service for about 6 years I cushcaft rate it at a 5.

I replace the rotor with a Prosistel unit. I have seen two things. It blows the tailtwister away!

Nothing was missing and some extra nuts, bolts and clamps are provided. Plusafter looking at the amount of gain on the X9 – too much material for just about a 1 db increase.

Information on my Radios.