Cushcraft A-3S Tri-Band Yagi

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio Equipment Reviews' started by W0BKR, Jul 30, 2002.

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  1. W0BKR

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    I have had two of these antennas. The first was up over 10-15 years and worked quite well, until I experienced an intermittent trap (15 meter) arcing issue. I was in the process of moving, so didn't bother working on it. I did order a trap (ouch...what a poke in the eye on that pricely item&#33[​IMG].

    I bought a new one at the new location because for the performance, I like the foot print. I had an SWR problem, but never did get any info from Cushcraft's website. Found out later that the balun I used, the pigtails connecting the balun to the driven element were too long, detuning the driving element. I resolved it on my own.

    Overall, the antenna is a good performer, but their customer service is zilch. Never did get any assistance, responses. I think the antenna could be improved as the arcing trap issue is one Cushcraft has had in the design for over 20 plus years.

    I like my antenna, easy to erect and assemble. But, customer service is nonexistent.
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