Matt, I have a Hy-Gain Hy-Tower multi-band vertical that covers 10-80m
and with an accessory kit will do 160m (inverted L.) No traps, no caps,
no coils...(Except to isolate the 160 meter kit from detuning 40m. It
uses stubs attached at various locations for some of the bands. I think
6m stub(s) could be added.
This is what I have and use as my primary antenna. It is designed to
ground mount on a cubic yard of concrete and be free standing, no guys
but with radials. I mounted mine on a custom mount built to put it on
top of a metal barn. I guyed it with Phillystran at the top of the
triangular tower section (24 ft point) and use the building as a
counterpoise, no radials. It works well. There is a picture on my
QRZ.com page NJ5G. Click to enlarge. Look carefully and you can see
the telescopic aluminum tube sections above the triangular tower
section. They go up about 53 ft.
I also have a 90x180 ft OCF dipole, a Carolina Windom. I have a fully
constructed Hex Beam (K4KIO) in the barn awaiting being installed on a
small tower I customized to be a tilt over. It covers 6m to 20 but
could be built to cover 40 and 80 too if you don't mind B I G, really big.
New in the unopened boxes is a SteppIR DB42. Here is a copy from their
The DB42 Monstir Pro is currently the largest of the Dream Beam series
of Yagi antennas, with 5 elements on 20m-6m and 3 elements on 40/30.
For those who aspire to the pinnacle of performance, the DB42
provides coverage from 80m through 6m (with optional 80m dipole kit).
I also got the extra accessory 6m elements to boost 6m performance.
I have a Tashjian towers Corp. DX-70 free standing tilt tower on order
to take the DB42.
On 7/27/2015 9:59 PM, Matthew King - KK4CPS wrote:
Patrick - what sort of antenna(e) are you putting up that covers 6m-80m?
That sounds like what I need!
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