Mount on grouind (away from obstructions) or on roof. Exceptional mechanical construction with all sections of 1.25 high strength, corrosion resistant aluminum alloy.
Stainless steel clamps (included) permit adjustment without damage to the aluminum alloy tubing. The easiest to assemble multi-band vertical on the market. Easy-up design (Many customers also use this on 11 meters) Other bands below 40m are possible with a tuner. SWR: 1.6:1 at band edges. Ground mount with or without radials, roof or tower mount with radial wires.Vertical support up to 1.75 in. For best results, use of 136 feet of insulated wire [not included] is recommended. We sell ZIP wire 14/2, 12/2 in 100' rolls. ONE is more than enough since the 100' roll actually has 200'.
In other words, 4 (or at least 2) simple wires will spread out from bottom, each a 1/4 wave long (inches given in instructions) to function as a couiterpoise. We set one up at our showroom (see pic) in no time. Without retuning, we could transmit on the 5 bands listed with no antenna tuner! The 7 mHz range was superior to our Comet 40/80 tall vertical, mounted nearby. It seems that following the instructions exactly (as to measurements) does the trick.
Shippiong depends on your zip code. REVIEW from ehamDOTnet I gave this a 5 which means great, is it great?If you consider that it got me back on the air and my first contact was 1300 miles and my second was Italy, Im quite pleased. I recently moved into an apt in a private house, the Landlord is off premises but I secured exclusive use of the yard.
I drove a 6 foot pipe into the ground and assembled this antenna and was on the air in two hours or so. I didnt lay radials down yet, but proceeded to try it anyway until I could do so. Ive worked quite a few stations with it and for what I have, what I paid and the fact that the install is not finished yet, Im glad I bought it.
Its exceptional on 20 so far, pretty good on 40 and then try to center it for use on 80 Where you expect to be hanging out. Considering its a compromise, its a pretty good alternative to having nothing at all and quite the surprise. Ill play around with a radial system, adjustments etc. And report back later on.
But so far Im very happy, Im sure Ill be happier with more ground radials and as I tweak this thing. If you have the space for it and have no other alternative but a vertical, go for it!
The item "HUSTLER 5BTV 5-Band HP Vertical HF Antenna 10 (11) 15 20 40 80 Meter Ham Radio" is in sale since Tuesday, October 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Radio Communication\Antennas\Ham, Amateur Radio Antennas". The seller is "undergroundradio99" and is located in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.
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