Instead of a remote tuner, why not remotely switch in either doorknob caps
and/or Toroid inductors.
Most remote tuners are no more than 200 watt capability. Most likely because
the size of the necessary inductors and capacitors make the remote tuner way
too big. But you could make a simple remotely switched network at a lower
cost with beefy parts for a few band segments. T300A-2 Toroid cores would
make nice loading coils.
Like one set of parts for CW one for RTTY and one for phone.
That would be good for 80/75. Then bypass all components for 40 meters.
The top loading on the MA8040 is preferable to the base loading on the
Cape Cod Instruments www.gnm-inc.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Clint Talmadge W5CPT" <email@example.com>
To: "'Jack Brindle'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 40M/80M Vertical Choice - second attempt
> 1) The prices came from R & L
> 2) Higher is better for Low Bands and more weight means more (heavier
> Clint Talmadge - W5CPT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack Brindle [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 3:33 PM
> To: Clint Talmadge W5CPT
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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
> 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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