Verticals! Hustler 6BTV Vs. Zero5 33ft 10-80

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KI5RGK, Sep 13, 2021.

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  1. KL2WX

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    If I were going to do a multi band vertical I think I’d do the DX Commander. I have 2 for portable use.
  2. N6PAT

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    I've been using the 6BTV for years. I added a home brew 160 mod in addition to the 12 and 17 meter add on kits. If you look at my QRZ page you'll get an idea of how well the 6BTV performs. It's an outstanding antenna , easy to maintain and very reasonably priced.
  3. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    G U Y E D, not “guided”.

    While most antennas are likely to not suffer damage, guyed verticals are always the safest option.
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  4. KI5AAI

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    You guys are the most pedantic bunch of people I have seen LOL.

    OK...I typed it in is guyed...get over it.

    it was a typo.
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  5. K1VSK

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    Multiple repetitive typos???

    It’s a communications hobby.
  6. N1IPU

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    It's that Red Deer prophecy again.
  7. KI5AAI

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    You guys (or is it guides? LOL) seriously crack me up.
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  8. N1FM

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  9. W4HMB

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    I think the manufacturers do admit that a radial field "will help." lol Good of them to admit that. I agree with you on the Zero5 comment. AND, they, to me, a way over priced but I suppose they need to recoup some development costs.....

    I buy a lot of "antenna parts" on ebay. Over several years I accumulated enough tubing to put together four (at least) 43' verticals. Mostly, they were different BTV's. I got the tubing, coils, loading wires, clamps (whatever) and capacitors. One that I am working on is a 68 footer with three loading coils in line at the base and with taps for four freqs plus I'm putting an MFJ remote antenna switch at the base and will feed it with a single coax. May have to add a wire stinger at the top for top band. I hope to get 160, 75 and 40, mainly, plus whatever else I can squeeze from it. Mostly, I like single band antennas so this is an experiment.
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  10. K1VSK

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    That a good guide to the proper use of guys. I wonder how many times “typo” has been used as an excuse for lack of proofreading?

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