That naughty little antenna of mine has been up to no good again. This time I know what its up to and I’m (reasonably) well prepared.
Living on the west coast brings with it a few challenges. High winds and salty air arre the two which normally spell the death of anything remotely metallic. However I’ve found another little gem courtesy of my Hustler 6-BTV.
Owning a vertical is a big compromise. Performance is sacrificed for low visual impact and its a compromise I’m prepared to make. What I’m not too keen on is ‘less than optimal’ engineering. By which I mean jubilee clips. There are a few of these on the Hustler and they are simply not man enough for the job to coin a clanky term. Whenerver the antenna moves then the opportunity for the finely tuned stick to detune itself by alterting the length. This time I’ve found some 1 1/8″ PVC pipe and cut off a load of lengths in wonky er I mean imperial untis to match the manufacturers recommended start point. When the weather is a bit more conducive and I can pinch the clubs analyser I’ll have another go at tuning it so its resonant on the right frequencies.