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Installing a Vertical Antenna for Ham Radio. Post #1597.

If you can't view the video, please insert this title URL into your browser search box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKOVso4CJFA An excellent video tutorial from "Signal Search" (K5ACL) on how to install a Hustler 6BTV Vertical Antenna.  This well-made and organized video takes you from start to finish, and will have you on the air in just a few hours.  Pay particular attention to the issue of the ground radial or counterpoise system, which is needed for peak performance and efficiency.  You may want to consider four elevated radial wires if you have the space on your property.  Otherwise, bury as many radial wires as you can.  The Hustler 6BTV is an excellent antenna if you build it carefully and take time to maximize its performance. For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit these websites: http://www.HawaiiARRL.info. http://www.arrl.org. http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news (a weekly podcast which is updated each Friday afternoon