Hustler 4 Band Vertical Tone on 20 & 15 meters

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  1. K0AMY

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    Hello, I've only had my license since last October, and still learning about it all.... does it every end? :) I recently installed a Hustler 4 band vertical. It is awesome on 40! However, while I can make contacts both SSB and CW, on 20 and 15, there is a tone at the beginning of every tx. I am using radials. Assume this be a tuning issue? Not sure how to go about diagnosing and fixing it. If anyone can point me in the right direction to start to resolve this..... thanks!
    AmyR K0AMY
     

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  2. K8JD

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    Have you ACTUALLY adjusted the new ant for minimum SWR on each band before using it on the air > The antenna comes with instructions how long the sections should be for each band ,,Then when you put it up you have to "fine adjust" the lengths for each band .
    Did this get done ??
     
  3. K0AMY

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    Yes, while still horizontal, I measured the dimensions/separation distance of the band traps and clamps according to the manual.
     
  4. M0AGP

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    Amy I like the installation photo! I should have used that method with my radials - far less back-breaking than what I did… (6BTV here).
    When you say there is a tone, is that coming from your rig - like a warning tone?
    Do you have an SWR meter you can use to check what is going on? Maybe one is built into your antenna tuner?
     
  5. N3PM

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    A tone from where? Radio, tuner or power supply? Who hears it, the other station or you?
    Mike N3PM
     
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  6. K0AMY

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    Tone from the radio. Only I hear it.
     
  7. K0AMY

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    The tone comes from my radio. I had a senior moment once and tried to send on 80 from the wrong antenna and got the same tone, but much worse.
    I think I need to lower the antenna and fine tune the traps. No, I don't have a meter. Hopefully with Covid now over I can find an Elmer to guide me here. Taking part in our local club's field day in two weeks. Hope to find someone there.
     
  8. AJ4GQ

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    A wild guess. Check to see if the CS.Voice button is set to swr. If so, it is probably a tuning tone for an external tuner. Maybe . . . See page 16 of the Manual.
    Second wild guess. High SWR warning.
     
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  9. WB2WIK

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    What’s the radio?
     
  10. AJ4GQ

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    FT-450D
     

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