I believe the older 204BA's used that type of beta match.
On Tue, 26 Oct 2010 21:17:24 -0500 "Mark, K5ER" <email@example.com> writes:
> Hi Gang,
> Finally about done with the tower and starting to assemble
> various antenna. For 20 meters, I'll have a pair of 44' boom OWA's.
> I needed a smaller "mult" antenna, to keep from constantly having to
> the big ones. I had picked up a "nearly new" Hy-Gain 204BA earlier
> year. Although it was still partially assembled, it really was still
> and looked to be in great shape. I d/l the manual off the
> website, and other than having the old compression clamps,
> everything is
> exactly like the manual...EXCEPT...the beta match is totally
> This one has the beta off a current 203BA.
> The driven element has NO indication of ever having a clamp
> from a
> new style match, and both the DE and the boom are drilled exactly
> right for
> the 203 style.
> Since I don't climb, I'd like to have the antenna "ready to
> when the tower guy does make it over, so my question to the group
> is: will
> the old 203 style beta give good results on the 204, or do I need to
> all the parts for the new style? If the 203 beta will work, I can
> have the
> antenna finished and ready to hang in about 5 minutes, If I have to
> parts...who knows.
> Thanks for any assistance.
> Mark, K5ER
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