Not a compromise or makeshift redesign, the 17M3DX is computer optimized from the ground up for gain and pattern on 17 meters. The broadband 1:1 Teflon Coax Balun and low loss hairpin match maintains high efficiency. Element ring clamps, and other important components are CNC machined for maximum strength and electrical integrity.The 84” boom sections are 2” O.D. x .065” wall 6063-T832 drawn aluminum tubing. All hardware is stainless steel except the U-bolts. All elements are DC grounded. The 17 Meters is open despite the sunspot null and offers very good DX in a less competitive atmosphere. Explore this opportunity with the 17M3DX It delivers very respectable performance on a boom length that most towers and rotators can handle.