1) The prices came from R & L
2) Higher is better for Low Bands and more weight means more (heavier gauge)
Clint Talmadge - W5CPT
From: Jack Brindle [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 3:33 PM
To: Clint Talmadge W5CPT
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 40M/80M Vertical Choice - second attempt
Two questions -
1) Where did you get those prices? They are better than what I find.
2) How do you determine the advantage? It would seem that lower height and
weight would be better, but you have things the opposite.
The MA8040V specs indicate it it actually 27 feet high. I'm not sure which
is the better antenna, but they both look very interesting. Both have narrow
bandwidth on 80 meters, so a remote tuner should be considered. Finding a
high-power remote tuner is a real challenge at this time.
Please keep us posted on your findings!
Jack Brindle, W6FB
On Jun 28, 2011, at 1:16 PM, Clint Talmadge W5CPT wrote:
> It seems that the Yahoo Group truncated my table - I 'll try again
> I have decided to replace my makeshift 40/80M vertical with a store
> bought model and have narrowed the choices to two: The Butternut HF2V
> and the Cushcraft MA8040V.
> Facts & Figures:
> HF2V MA8040V Advantage
> Price $270 $265 Draw
> Height 32' 23' HF2V
> Weight 13# 9# HF2V
> Loading base top MA8040V
> I have the remnants of a well-used HF6V which is the basis for my
> present antenna so I am familiar with how the Butternuts go together,
> but the manual for the Cushcraft seems pretty straight forward.
> What have I not considered?
> Clint - W5CPT
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