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[TowerTalk] Hustler 6BTV

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Hustler 6BTV
From: "K3GM" <>
Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2009 16:05:59 -0400
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I used one previously, ground mounted, a couple inches off the soil, and 
over a very large radial field.  The antenna feedpoint impedance is around 
50 ohms when mounted only on a pipe.  Adding radials will cause the 
feedpoint impedance to drop, and when you get enough of them around the 
antenna, it will no longer resonate within the available bands.  It becomes 
necessary to retune the traps.  If this is the direction you're going (lots 
of radials), mark the traps before messing with them.  Start from the bottom 
up. A little movement goes a long way!.....and resist the urge to trim the 
tubing even though it seems to make sense to do so..

Tom Hybiske, K3GM

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From: "Tom Anderson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, October 03, 2009 3:02 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Hustler 6BTV

> Fellow Tower Talkians:
> I was recently given a Newtronics Hustler 6BTV in excellent comdition 
> (thanks to W5BOS).  Anyone on Tower Talk currently using this antenna and 
> have any suggestions on using,installing it in a home QTH setting?   Its 
> been 20 years since I used a vertical.
> I have a 50 ft. crankup with a 40/80 inverted vee and a Tennadyne T-10 log 
> periodic along witha Buddipole I use for traveling, but thought I'd use 
> the 6BTV as a supplementary and backup home antenna when sometimes 
> verticals seem to work better on 40/80 especially (yes it does happen!).
> Tom WW5L


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