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Author Topic: Thoughts on HF verticals  (Read 1987 times)

Offline pinto vortando

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Re: Thoughts on HF verticals
« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2020, 1926 UTC »
The optimum antenna farm would include several antennas of various types.  However, if you have limited space, a vertical can be the way to go.

Verticals in general seem to have a not so good reputation among some hams... "they radiate equally poorly in all directions... blah, blah, blah".
Based on my many years experience with a Hustler 5BTV,  some of that is true.  It sucks on 10 meters and the bandwidth on 80 is real narrow.
However, performance on 15 has been excellent and on 40 it has been phenomenal.

DX Engineering can provide installation guidance as well as parts and accessory support for the Hustler verticals.
https://www.dxengineering.com/parts/hsr-5btv
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Re: Thoughts on HF verticals
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2020, 1937 UTC »
However, performance on 15 has been excellent and on 40 it has been phenomenal.

But all verticals are usually good on one band -- and if they're not -- then you know you got a lemon.  This is just how verticals work.  (They should work well on at least 3 bands really.)  This is not due to a specific brand of vertical.  My guess is you probably have other factors that help with your perceived performance. 
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