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The ground radials are required for that antenna and are part of the antenna system. A ground mounted vertical like a Hustler or Butternut is only half an antenna - put down a decent radial system and it will really improve. Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur. Antennas for Portable Radios. Once every thing is tuned up, secure the wires with wire ties and place a dab of all-weather caulk on the exposed tips of the wires. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. Ok, one last time - The antenna is really a vertical dipole.
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I have one over a 32 radial ground system and work tons of DX. The cross brace's for the ground plane are welded in place and solid rods go though and then the elements are easily attached this is practical and adds strength. As for the barrel, that is what I was confused about, so thanks for clarifying that. I started doing the gold miners dance in my head like I just found the Motherlode. Overall, I think the Hustler verticals have been one of my most favorite antennas over the years. It also covers other subjects relating to the hobby. I only hope there is a special place in Hell for them.
I will review all responses and hopefully come up with something. The SWR on meter bands were all around 1. New and second hand to clear March Just google "diy hf dipole". Similar to the vertical, it works very well on 20 through 10 Meters but is a little too low for good DX on 40 and 80 meters.