Manitowoc Native & Mancorad Member Dale N6JSX has an antenna article published at eHam

Posted: April 4, 2012 in Mancorad News, Mancorad Radio Club
Manitowoc Native & Mancorad Member Dale N6JSX has an antenna article published at eHam:
HF Vertical Fence Mounted, Ugly-Balun, and Extra Band
(A how-to for 18AVT, AV-12/14, 5/4BTV resurrection)

by N6JSX /8, MS-EET

I bought this used Hy-gain 18AVT 5-band (80/40/20/15/10m) vertical in the mid 80’s. I mounted it 12” off the ground in California, it sort of worked but I was NOT impressed with few DX contacts. Now with +40yrs of HAM’ing, all the Internet articles, and QSO’s that continue to tout HF verticals being the theoretical best antenna for DX it was time to resurrect my mothball from the rafters. Here is what I did to restore my 18AVT, making it one of my NEW FAVORITE HF antennas at my Ohio country home.

Link to the full eHam Article:  http://www.eham.net/articles/27856
Well done Dale!
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