[amsat-bb] Cuscraft 416-TB and 22XB phasing harneses???
tjschuessler at verizon.net
Tue May 24 03:32:40 UTC 2016
I recently acquired a pair of Cushcraft Satellite antennas, the 22XB and the
416-TB. Both are Cross fed dual polarity Yagis. What did not come with
either of these antennas was the phasing harnesses that were a part of the
original contents. The two meter 22XB is fed with crossed driven elements
in the same location on the boom and SO239 connectors in place on the
antenna. The 416-TB has direct connections from coax to the driven elements
and also to the coax balun on each of the driven elements. The driven
elements are offset fed so as to provide the natural delay in the one
Cushcraft did sell a PS-4 which I believe was a relay controlled switch for
the 435Mhz 416-TB but if they sold a 2 meter version, I cannot tell. I do
have a contact at Cushcraft I was given that I will be reaching out to for
The "Satellite handbook" does have some description on how to configure a
fixed harness for the two types of feed orientations. I am though confused
to understand how to understand the direction of rotation but that is for
Anyway, does anyone who used to have these antennas or something similar
have phasing harnesses, either fixed or switchable that would work with them
lying around? I would be interested in acquiring them from you.
Thanks and 73.
Tom Schuessler, N5HYP
N5HYP at arrl.net
PS. I just picked up a used FT-847 so am looking forward to getting these
antennas up in the air and seeing how they perform.
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