Randy George
Washington County
Canonsburg, PA
Grid Locator EN90

N3ZK Antenna Setup

Current at the N3ZK QTH, I have 3 antennas. They consist of the following:

Hustler 5 BTV

The Hustler 5-BTV is a five-band trap vertical antenna that provides an omni directional pattern. The 5-BTV is designed as a self-supporting vertical to provide optimum operation in the 10, 15, 20, 40 and 75 or 80 meter bands. This antenna performs well in restricted space areas. For optimal performance, radial wires should be used.

The Hustler 5-BTV provides electrical selection of bands through the use of optimum Q traps, which are individually and precisely tuned and internally sealed at the factory. The traps are parallel tuned circuits which provide efficient isolation between the vertical sections, permitting multi-band operation. Broadband operation, with low SWR over the entire ham band, is possible in a proper installation.

The Hustler 5-BTV was designed to provide optimum performance from both an electrical and mechanical standpoint. Mechanically, this antenna boasts a heavy duty base and heavy duty aluminum tubing. The mechanical assembly is accomplished with all stainless steel hardware.

The performance provided by the Hustler 5-BTV is better than any other antenna of this type. Broad banding is such that one measurement and setting permits both phone and CW operation. The antenna provides a nominal 52 ohm base impedance when installed and tuned according to the instructions. The radiation efficiency is equivalent to, or greater than, other trap verticals.

For more information, click HERE.

TRAM Dual Band Vertical

High performance, 200 watt power rating provides with low SWR and broad bandwidth. The radiator and coil are hermetically sealed in white fiberglass tubing to assure low SWR in all weather. DC ground construction allows static dissipation for low noise ratio and maximum lightning protection. Vertical polarization with 6db+ gain makes for an exceptional base antenna.

  • VHF 144-148 MHz: 6dB Gain
  • UHF 435-450 MHz: 8dB Gain
  • 2 Section Fiberglass Radiator
  • 2 - 5/8 Wave Elements on 2m & 4 - 5/8 Wave Elements on 70cm
  • 20.5" Stainless Steel Radials
  • 8' 4" Overall Height
  • Die Cast Aluminum Mounting hardware
  • 200 Watts
  • 50 Ohms
  • Maximum Windload: 110 MPH

HomeBrew Modified Dual Band J-Pole "Randy Pole"

For more information on the "Randy Pole", click HERE

This Antenna is used for my APRS Digipeater



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