[TowerTalk] Fwd: Hustler 6-BTV installation

Scott scottw3tx at verizon.net
Tue Apr 8 22:11:55 EDT 2014

A fond recollectionŠMy very first antenna was a Hustler 5BTV. Worked over
240 countries on that antenna during high school.  Not easy, but built
character and operating skill :)

73, Scott W3TX 

On 4/8/14 8:43 PM, "Tom Osborne" <w7why at frontier.com> wrote:

>On 4/8/2014 4:25 AM, john at kk9a.com wrote:
>> I just read the Joel Hallas, W1ZR article - "The 43 foot vertical
>> - What's the magic?".  It was very interesting!  The coax losses are
>> 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.
>> John KK9A
>I always wondered why someone would pay $400- $500 for a '43 foot
>vertical' when you can hang about $1.50 worth of wire in a tree and do
>the same thing.
>We had one of those for FD and it was not a very good antenna.  73
>Tom W7WHY
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