I really enjoy doing digital, and was missing out on one of my favorite bands. California was a bit weaker! You are a little to far away for me to get there to help, or I would volunteer. I also guyed the 5BTV with two nylon cords so it would not sway too much, for in this area gusts of wind come often. Switch to Hybrid Mode. What does this do to the radiation pattern of the vertical?
Add 17m to the Hustler Vertical
I still want to use this antenna as a portable, but that is another project for another time. The radial plate should be installed as close to the ground as possible, the antenna as close as possible above it. The end fed feature adds More information. Thanks again for this great idea. Every MGB body is slightly different. This should be the length from the main radiator at the bottom of the main antenna to the tip of the modification, but allow a few inches for tuning if needed.
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The knowledge that you gain will make you more prepared to select more elaborate and expensive antennas in the future. I have a battery bank charged by a solar panel so I can run my 12v rigs on emergency power. None of this is a problem as I already have the switch and coax. To continue with the add on verticals, I would need to shorten the mast by approximately 2 inches, and then re-tune every other band. The Hy-Gain AV antenna boasts of a classic vertical antenna design with improvements. This antenna tunes bands in the 10, 11, 12, 15, 17 and 20 meters. The foot antenna is separated into three, 8-foot parts.
It can tune to bands 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40 and 80 meters, although some antenna owners say it is tricky to tune. We might get a pleasant surprise. It should be possible to tune this by just measuring the length of the whip extended and get close enough to use without a tuner, even for the 20 meter version. It may not be vertical, but the other guy will never know unless you tell him. It works well, however the bandwith is extremely I am still looking for the most compact case for the various parts such as the two Hustler masts.