Thursday, December 31, 2009
Cushcraft A3s Pickup in Mini Cooper
Yesterday I went to pick up a used Cushcraft A3s from a ham who had replaced it after only a few months with a very nice SteppIr and had offered it for sale. I was supposed to pick it up last week but I postponed it due to the large east coast snowstorm. This is my only my 2nd 3 el tribander I have owned (well maybe 3rd counting one that never got put up). The 1st one was a TA-33Jr that I bought used in NNJ about 1964 after I had had a license for about 2 years or so. My very 1st beam was a 'ZL' special that had been given to me as a wood frame only. I paid $25 for the TA-33Jr and it was in good condition. This Cushcraft looks almost new and was only outside of the box since last March. Tom N3ZC (see his SteppIr on QRZ.com) also included a Balun for me to use and I hope to get this antenna up for a contest this season.
I was suprised to find that the Antenna broke down to a small enough size to transport in our Mini Cooper!