The Hy-Gain AV-18VS is essentially the same as the old Gotham
vertical - except that Hy-Gain may use better quality material.
The Hy-Gain manual is: www.hy-gain.com/man/pdf/AV-18VS.pdf
... Joe, W4TV
> From: Lee Buller
> Date: 01/25/06 10:00:05
> To: TowerTalk Reflector
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Gotham Antennas
> Back in the days when men were men and ham radio operators
> were kids, there was a company that sold verticles-Gotham. I've
> alway wondered what the deal with the Gotham antenna was all
> about. All I had to go on was old QST's from the 50's and since
> I had no money in the 60's I could never afford a commercial
> I've been pondering building a verticle using parts from the
> hardware store that could be used on 80 meters. Like using a
> loading coil at the base of the antenna. I am sure that this
> has been done before, but as I was thinking about it....the
> Gotham antenna company came to mind.
> Is this what they did with their 80 meter verticle...use some
> sort of loading coil?
> Lee -K0WA
> "Liberal Arts Major pretending to be an RF Engineer"
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