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Discussion in 'CB Antennas' started by Robalo, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. Robalo Active Member

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    i need to know what kind of antenna is this ? 40m ,15m and 10m or 20m 17m and 10m it has balum 1:1 and two gamma match rod.
    thank you





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  2. W5LZ Crotchety Old Bastard

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    Looks like a "KLM". No idea which one.
    - 'Doc
     
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  3. Master Chief Guest

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    It is a KT-34A made by KLM. KLM is now out of business. If you need parts or upgrades for this antenna, visit...

    http://www.m2inc.com/index2.html

    Here is M2's version of the antenna.
    http://www.m2inc.com/products/kt/kt34/kt34m2.html

    By the way, Mike Stahl OWNS M2 and is the "M" in KLM. Mike designed this antenna and with KLM being out of business is now building them again, but with some upgrades.

    This antenna does NOT have gamma matches and operates on 20/15/and 10.

    Its worth $250.00 on the used market.
     
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  4. Robalo Active Member

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    thank you Master Chief you great with the help and i just found the manual there are two 1980 and 1983 i got it, here we go

    http://www.hamanuals.com/MMans/KLM83.pdf

    o man i have a lot homework now
     
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  5. W5LZ Crotchety Old Bastard

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    Robalo,
    I never had one but have listened to quite a few. They are very nice antennas. Not exactly the simplest things in the world to put together, but certainly not impossible and well worth the trouble.
    Living in a place with a lot of high winds (just N. of Texas... hot air travels upwards you know), they were sort of a 'delicate' type of antenna, lots of 'joints' and metal in the air. That 'delicate' is relative, does not mean I wouldn't love to have one! Just means that care should be taken with them (lower in high winds if you can).
    - 'Doc

    Ahem... if you should decide that you just don't want to mess with the thing, I just happen to know someone who wouldn't mind taking it off of your hands. He's very generous, wouldn't charge you for dispossing of it for you. Wouldn't even charge you for shipping. Might even buy a round or two...
     
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  6. Robalo Active Member

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    I wonder if this antenna could be modified for 11m ? we tried today with negative results. if somebody knows the measurements can you please let me know? i would really appreciate it.

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  7. Master Chief Guest

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    Yes, and NO. The capacitors were designed to work on three specific bands ONLY.

    Get rid of the capacitors and add some aluminum, it could be converted to 11-meter, but it will take some work! Did you know this antenna has TWO driven elements? You could get it to work without having to re-space the elements, but it would be less than optimum.

    If you want an 11-meter beam, buy an 11-meter beam!
     
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  8. Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur Staff Member

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    I agree! Don't ruin a great antenna by hacking it for 11m.Use a separate 11m antenna.
     
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  9. Robalo Active Member

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    yes it does have two driven elements look the 2nd picture.
    thank you
     
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  10. Master Chief Guest

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    That Van Gordon "Hi-Q" balun is a HORRIBLE balun for any antenna! It certainly is not from the manufacturer.

    I can't tell from the picture, but you want a 4:1 balun for this antenna!
     
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  11. tecnicoloco Active Member

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    Pescadito:
    Just put the antenna for sale on "Scambay" or here in the forum swap and sell.
    You will get more money for it,and then you can buy a decent Yagui-Uda 11 Mts. Antenna.

    Don't think about it,Just do it!!!!!!!
    Tecnicoloco
    73's. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
     
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  12. Robalo Active Member

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    i got it. is this is the right one? :)
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  13. Master Chief Guest

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    Yep, a 4:1 balun is what you want! But it still won't work for CB.
     
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  14. Robalo Active Member

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    well let see. i see so far 27.800 1.9 and i found more info.
    thank you mr Master chief. I am going the right way now. 73sss
    http://www.hamanuals.com/MMans/KT34XA%20FAQ's.pdf
     
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  15. Robalo Active Member

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    I'm almost done! How does it look like? If anybody has any sugestoins any tips are welcome. thank you to all of you.73s

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