[TowerTalk] Fwd: Hustler 6-BTV installation

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Wed Apr 9 09:17:57 EDT 2014

On many bands the 43' vertical would work better if used as a center
support for an inverted V.

John KK9A

To:	 Towertalk <towertalk at contesting.com>
Subject:	 Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Hustler 6-BTV installation
From:	 Tom Osborne <w7why at frontier.com>
Date:	 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:43:37 -0700

On 4/8/2014 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.

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

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