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 Hustler 5BTV/6BTV. 
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Hi. Can anyone tell me what the inter-G performance is like on 80m with the Hustler 5BTV or 6BTV? I'm thinking of getting one but do a lot for my club in the RSGB 80m CC contests.

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Conor,

I've never owned either of those antennas, but I did run a top-loaded vertical on 80m for a while; later I swapped to a lowish horizontal doublet.

The difference between the two "felt" just like the theory would indicate; the doublet was better on any station closer than about 1000 miles, and on really close stuff - say 250 miles - the doublet was very much better.

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Inter G is poor on my 5BTV, just about everyone else has a better signal.

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Had a Hustler 4BTV for approx a year. Very good for DX on 40m but as you would expect with it's low angle radiation pattern a very poor performer for inter G, a dipole will beat it hands down.


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Seems to be as I thought then. I'll save my money. :D

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