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Quoting Dan Schaaf <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Hello to the group.
> I am considering making a homebrew HyGain HyTower.
> My first questions is this:
> The stinger at the top is not electrically connected to the top of
> the tower? It is insulated and there is a wire that runs from the
> base to the stinger. In the manual, it is called the "80 meter wire".
> I am wondering why they did this instead of just electrically
> connecting the bottom of the stinger direct to the top of the tower.
> Does anyone know the answer?
That is so the 'tower' can act as a 40m radiator. The 'stinger' does
not radiate on 40m.
> Next question: Has anyone tried to make a 60 meter stub for this antenna?
If you wish to use the antenna on 60m, you will need to find a way to
make the tower + additional 'stub' resonate on 60m without disrupting
the 40m resonance.
> Last question: Does one really need 3 x 3 x 3 ft of concrete to hold
> up a tiltover 100 lb. tower and stinger such as this antenna?
Use the K7LXC directive: DO WHAT THE MANUFACTURER SAYS.
One cubic yard of concrete holds up the tower against tilting forces
in strong winds. It's a MINIMUM amount of concrete.
> Vy 73, Dan K3ZXL
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