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Many thanks Steve, the way to go for sure as I`ve taken the step and gone with the Z X coils and have stated I put performance ahead of warranty concerns, or repair costs seeing as my Zs out of warranty. Plus of course cost is not a great concern to me, and because I assume everyone who reads my threads is over 12 years old, I assume they can make decisions themselves. I am not here to knock any product, but to express my opinion of products I find increases my enjoyment of our great hobby, the X coils do that well and truly.

JP or anyone else having his own thread to inform users of their individual opinions is the go, now I`ll go back to answering Jasong with my opinion of X ground concerns, I know my opinion is just that my opinion. Jasong if you wish to have JPs opinion go to his thread please because we all know my opinion is just about as opposite as can be to JPs.

My opinion is simply I went with the ferrite and carried it for weeks when it first came out, it achieved nothing for me thus I believe my ground is not affected by the X effect. It now resides on the input end of a SW antenna wired in as a balun. Naturally I have not tried it with the X coils as I took off with the original 15X coil without changing a setting on my Z initially, I changed from difficult to normal pretty quickly as it was very apparent the X coil could run in normal much more stable then the 14"ML. 

For the technical side of X ground, go to JPs thread, I have not pursued it and until I experience it I wont. If you have any questions of the use of the X coils from a happy X coil user, there I can help. Gets a bit confusing with all these Xs but you get my drift.

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Yeah, I actually asked Steve to delete my request for more info in the X/saturation thing probably right as you were writing your response to me coincidentally. :laugh: I'm just going to stay out of all of that.

I figure I'll just test it myself and see what results I get. My results will probably be meaningless to people in WA or other places because my ground is pretty mild.

But thanks for your input on the X. I agree, in my ground I have not had to use the ferrite either. I also normally stay in auto tracking too though, which is probably part of that.

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13 minutes ago, jasong said:

I figure I'll just test it myself and see what results I get. My results will probably be meaningless to people in WA or other places because my ground is pretty mild.

Seems test yourself is all we as individuals who have spent a few hours swinging for gold to prove/disprove  theories. eg. About mild ground, I always thought that the ground in my area was mild, but after chasing the stuff all over OZ from 98 on, I realised some of my ground is as hot as others thus forming the opinion that it is a myth that one state here in OZ has the "hottest" ground. 

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