|HF Vertical Antenna Band||HF Vertical Antenna Mounting Position|
DX Engineering 4BTV 4-Band High Performance HF Vertical Antenna Systems are convenient and economical antenna installation packages!
For your high performance HF ground mounted vertical system, the DX Engineering Hustler 4BTV Packages provide 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter band operation with:
-- Dramatically improved transmit and receive signals
-- Best possible signal pattern with proper RF connections
-- Safe and easy tuning using our patented Tilt Base so one person can walk the antenna up or down
-- Performance boosting, organized radial wire attachment system
-- Easy handling 14 gauge insulated radial wire, ring terminal crimp lugs and lawn staples
Included with these antenna packages, our exclusive High Performance Hustler BTV Assembly and Installation Guide will answer all your questions! You can read more right here about the best way to install your vertical antenna system, the reasons for installing a radial system, and find out how to "Install Radial Wires Without Digging". Click "More Detail" and then click the "Instructions" icon.
DX Engineering 4BTV 4-Band High Performance HF Vertical Antenna Systems include the essentials:
-- (1) HSR-4BTV - Hustler Four Band Trap Vertical Antenna
-- (1) DXE-TB-3P - Tilt Base for Hustler BTV Antennas
-- (1) DXE-RADP-3 - Radial Plate, Stainless Steel with 20 Sets of SS Attachment Hardware
-- (1) DXE-AOK-DCF - Direct Coax Feed SO-239 for Hustler BTV Verticals
-- (1) DXE-8UDU002 - Low Loss RG-8/U Coax Cable PL-259s, 2 ft., DCF to Bulkhead Connector Adapter
-- (1) DXE-363-SST - Connector Adapter, Bulkhead, UHF Female, SO-239, Silver Plating, PTFE Insulation
-- (1) DXE-RADW-500K - Bulk Radial Wire Kit, 500 ft Wire, 20 Ring Terminals, 100 Lawn Staples
-- (3) DXE-SSVC-2P - Stainless Steel V-Clamp, 1 to 2 inch O.D. for Radial Plate and Tilt Base
-- (1) DX Engineering High Performance Hustler BTV Assembly and Installation Guide
Here is how it works: The radial wires prevent the ground from acting like a big RF sponge. You have heard all about ground losses. Radials counteract that, so more are better! With the feedline properly terminated at the radial system, the antenna will perform with improved pattern and lower noise, too! Your radial wire attachment is made easier and efficient with our Radial Plate. The Bulk Radial Wire Kit allows you to cut and install each radial as long as it can be, to fill your antenna space with radials, placed like spokes of a wheel for maximum signal benefit. Radial wires do not need to be resonant lengths on the ground. Many radials, even if they are short, are better than few long ones. Please, do not put your antenna on a metal fence. They are poor RF conductors, do not prevent ground losses, and they gather noise and put it right into your radio! Use a real radial system to make your HF antenna really play!
You can stay off the ladder using our Tilt Base for easy antenna tuning during installation. Plus it offers "tilted-up-only-when-operating" stealth or just an easy way to stow the antenna for approaching bad weather. Antenna installation and tuning is breeze with the Tilt Base.
Both accessories, the DX Engineering Radial Plate and Tilt Base are attached to your antenna mounting pipe or tube with the adjustable Stainless Steel V-Clamps. Any steel (NOT aluminum) pipe or tubing you use must be between 1 and 2 in. for the provided clamps. The mounting pipe may be set in concrete, since your system will be efficiently using many wire radials, instead of a pipe in the dirt that would lose a lot of your RF.
Contact DX Engineering Customer Support for ordering or installation assistance.