[TowerTalk] Mounting a Hustler 5BTV Near a house

Dave Harmon k6xyz at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jul 21 21:35:21 PDT 2009

I'll second that!
I have a Hy-Tower 160' behind the house in the clear....no trees....nothing
nearby on 10 acres.
I never believed what an improvement getting it in the clear would make.
If I were you considering you have permission....don't try to hide it...they
know it's there....put it in the middle of the yard and run as many and as
long radials as you can. Just staple them to the grass...this works really
And run a KW.


Dave Harmon
Sperry, Ok.

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[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Tim N9PUZ
Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:19 PM
To: Jay Radcliffe
Cc: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Mounting a Hustler 5BTV Near a house

Jay Radcliffe wrote:

> and power would be 100W maximum.  I wanted to see if anyone has any
> experience with how much degradation in TX/RX quality compared to
> mounting it more in the clear.

I can't give you a hard and fast number but I can say based on a 
temporary vertical I used when we first built our house that until I 
got it about 20 ft away from our two-story home you could hear the 
difference on receive. Stations were stronger AND noise generated 
within the house was less. The noise actually disappeared about that 

Personally I would go for the back of the lot and keep it in the clear 
as much as possible. Once it's assembled and tuned you could perhaps 
paint it to be less obvious than shiny aluminum.

Tim, N9PUZ


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