[TowerTalk] Fwd: Hustler 6-BTV installation

Jim Lux jimlux at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 8 09:06:35 EDT 2014

On 4/8/14 4:25 AM, john at kk9a.com wrote:
> I just read the Joel Hallas, W1ZR article - "The 43 foot vertical monopole
> - What's the magic?".  It was very interesting!  The coax losses are worse
> than I imagined, up to 8dB though 100 feet of RG-213, and as my model
> showed the radiation is very high above 20m.  Certainly a relay to
> electrically shorten the antenna would help 15m and 10m.

I'm of the general opinion that one should be putting the matching 
components at the feedpoint of the antenna (base in the case of a 
vertical), so the coax loss isn't going to be a factor.

However, the radiation pattern from an overlong antenna is an issue.

This brings up an interesting idea.  What if lengths of elements between 
traps and trap design were not driving towards getting a 50 ohm match at 
the feedpoint, but rather, just getting the effective radiator length right.

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