Antennas

Antennas at G6EJD

HUSTLER 6-BTV
The main station antenna is an HF vertical dipole the HUSTLER 6-BTV with the 17M and 12M ‘add-ons’ so it covers 80M, 40M, 30M, 20M, 17M, 15M, 12M and 10M (3.5MHz to 30Mhz) bands making it effectively an 8-BTV. The multi-band antenna from Hustler will easily handle full legal limit power on SSB and CW. It is built to last using thick walled heavy duty aluminium with extra heavy duty aluminium mounting brackets. Its uniquely designed traps offer the lowest possible loss and can be fine tuned for best SWR if required. With a vertical height of 7.3M it can be safely mounted where other verticals cannot. Radials are optional if the antenna is ground mounted but required if an elevated mount is used. Performance is as solid as its construction.

                  • 6 Bands: 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 80mzz
                  • VSWR 1.6:1 or better 10-40m
                  • Bandwidth up to 100kHz on 80m
                  • Power: 1kW
                  • Feed: 50 Ohms
                  • Solid 25.4mm traps
                  • Feed point
                  • Heavy duty aluminium mounting bracket
                  • Solid 25.4mm (1in) fibreglass trap formers
                  • Main tubes 32mm
                  • Use as ground mount with or without radials
                  • Use with radials on elevated mount
                  • Size: 7.3m (24ft)
                  • Weight: 7.5kg
The manufacture is New-Tronics

Antenna VSWR plots for each band and at 3:1 VSWR:

Hustler 6-BTV Frequency Plot on 80M

 

Hustler 6-BTV Frequency Plot on 80M at SWR=3:1

Hustler 6-BTV Frequency Plot on 40M

Hustler 6-BTV Frequency Plot on 40M at SWR=3:1

Hustler 6-BTV Frequency Plot on 30M

Hustler 6-BTV Frequency Plot on 30M at SWR=3:1

Hustler 6-BTV Frequency Plot on 20M

Hustler 6-BTV Frequency Plot on 20M at SWR=3:1

Hustler 6-BTV Frequency Plot on 17M

Hustler 6-BTV Frequency Plot on 17M at SWR=3:1

 

Hustler 6-BTV Frequency Plot on 15M

Hustler 6-BTV Frequency Plot on 15M at SWR=3:1

Hustler 6-BTV Frequency Plot on 12M

Hustler 6-BTV Frequency Plot on 12M at SWR=3:1

Hustler 6-BTV Frequency Plot on 10M

Hustler 6-BTV Frequency Plot on 10M at SWR=3:1

COMET CWA-1000

Comet CWA-1000  – 5 Band Dipole Wire Antenna

This antenna covers the 80m, 40m,20m,15m and 10m bands. It’s an inverted “K” or “Fan dipole.

It’s made by Comet and is suitable for all locations, it’s very strong antenna that can withstand hostile weather conditions etc. Covering from 80m to 10m and, with a suitable tuner can cover the maximum bandwidth on each band. The over-all length of the dipole is a very compact 19.9m and will handle legal limit power output with ease. The CWA1000 is supplied with a balun.

  • High Quality Dipole Covers 3.5,7,14,21,&28Mhz
  • Maximum Input Power 500 Watts (PEP)
  • VSWR Less than 1 : 1:2
  • Total Length 19.9 m
  • Includes all fittings, CBL-300 Balun, & Insulators
  • Weight : 2.4Kg

Antenna Arrangement

Manufacturers VSWR Plot

 

SGC-231 Tuner Connections SGC-231 Tuner Connections

SGC-231 Tuner connections

1             +12V DC               Orange

2              Ground                Orange/White

3              Tuned                   Green

4              Reset                    Green/White

5              Hold                       Blue

6              Ground                Blue/White

7              Spare                    Brown

8              Spare                    Brown/White

WSPR Report of G6EJD Antenna Coverage at 1Watt