[TowerTalk] Hustler 6-BTV installation

Phillip Zminda phil-z at comcast.net
Fri Apr 4 18:22:53 EDT 2014

I ordered a Hustler 6-BTV trap vertical to replace an existing installation of a 43 foot vertical. I have 60 radials from 30 to 60 feet long with a DX Engineering radial plate. The antenna is fed with about 100 ft of Bury-Flex coax. Here are my questions:
1. With a large number of radials is it likely that tuning will be critical requiring tuning of the traps? I have an Array Solutions AIM 4170 analyzer and an MFJ-259 for tuning swr.
2. Any issues with using a bulkhead connector on the radial plate to connect my existing coax?
3. I have a number of type 31 clamp-on cores  and a few 2.4 in. toroids. Is it worthwhile to use them for a coax choke? How many turns? Any problem using RG-8x  for the choke? I currently run 100 watts.

Any other recommendations appreciated.


Phil N3ZP

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