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Sunday, April 30, 2017

New (to me) HF Vertical antenna

Yesterday I bought and picked up an antenna from a fellow SWODXA member.
Its a like new Cushcraft MA8040v, 2 band top loaded vertical.
The tried and true HF2V, was very old and still not right after the tree trimmers dropped limbs on it last year.

Most of the top hat resonator section was left assembled. I measured and installed it yesterday.
Dip on 40 is around 6.800 and on 80 around 3.700
Today Im going to adjust some measurements and try to get it closer to the lower end of both bands for cw/digital work.
A web page about the antenna is here : MA8040V

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