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Re: [TowerTalk] Remote Tuner with ZS66BKW or OCF Dipole

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Remote Tuner with ZS66BKW or OCF Dipole
From: Patrick Greenlee <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:07:19 -0500
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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 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 site...

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.

Patrick    NJ5G

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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