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Hi all.
Just purchased a second hand Hustler 6-BTV. I am looking to put it at ground level. Can anyone direct me to some metal hardware in the form of a grounding spike or something. Perhaps even the metal plate for the radials.

I have seen one from Moonraker.eu but I was looking for something much cheaper. https://www.moonraker.eu/gst-20-heavy-duty-ground-spike-with-tilt?___store=english&nosto=nosto-page-category2

Perhaps someone could make one up for me and I will of course pay them. I am in Rotherham and would collect within reason.

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Have a look at G4ZTR pages ...probably have what your looking for and not at rip off prices

http://aerial-parts.co.uk/epages/626ba0 ... egories/24

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Many thanks that's much better.
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Hi Tony,
Once you have installed your aerial, I'm interested in finding out what you think of the Hustler 6-BTV. I currently have / use the ZS6BKW which is a kind or G5RV (on steroids) in that it covers most of the bands and seems to do a good job. That said, like most radio amateurs I like to play with aerials and was thinking of either getting one of the Hustler verticals like your one or using half a driven element from an old Jaybeam TB2 which covers 10, 15 and 20 meters and maker my own vertical.

Can you post your thoughts of your Hustler 6-BTV or email me your views of how you think your aerial works.

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Bit of scaff pole bag of fast set couple of ground rods and some alloy plate drilled attached to the antenna base and attach radials to your drill holes, bugger buying anything other than the fast set and alloy plate :wave:

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Hi Mark. If I could do that I would. Unfortunately due to illness and severe arthritis it's a no can do. But I get your drift.
Many thanks for taking the time to reply.
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TF3SI wrote:
Can you post your thoughts of your Hustler 6-BTV


Mine's been up for 14 years and I really rate it. I'm not sure which BTV it is: started life as a 4BTV, then I added 30m by replacing he top spider with a 30m trap, then 17m and 12m via parallel wires (mod info here http://www.cu2ara.com/files/Adicionar17 ... er4BTV.pdf). It doesn't have 80m: speaking to people who have 80m with this vert, it's basically an 80m mobile whip on top of the aerial and doesn't radiate too well, so I'm told.

It's ground-mounted over a small radial system. It was my main HF aerial for a long time, but now I have a Hexbeam for the higher bands so it gets mainly used on 40m and 30m, and the other bands in summer when the Hexbeam is down. I've worked all around the world with this aerial, on all of the bands. I'm lucky since I'm in a rural location so there is not a lot of noise, verticals can suffer a bit in built-up aerials. I have no plans to change it.


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Thanks for the info about your Hustler vertical and of course the simple modification. I think I'll have a play with half the driven element of my old TB2 and initially get it working with the appropriate ground radials. Then I'll add the modification as described in your link.

The end result should be much the same as the Hustler, as the TB2 also has two traps. If it works I will then have enough material to make 4 verticals! :) .

I guess the alternative is to sell the TB2 and buy the Hustler vertical or do a swap! That would probably be easier, but not as much fun to build.

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Hi Mark. If I could do that I would. Unfortunately due to illness and severe arthritis it's a no can do. But I get your drift.
Many thanks for taking the time to reply.
73 Tony


Ok Tony hope you are best as could be....noise can be a stinker with verts, I get enough here and what with the neighbour from hell with the crap they produce I'm best off not putting any effort into a vertical just yet.

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