They are rather high, and it does mean a stop before entering parking garages, so I've added quick disconnects to each one. How do I get a license? They are stranded, insulated 24 gauge wire. The aluminum plate fits into the backpack as a "back plate". MFJ I believe owns both. The SLV works well on 40 meters, but can be finicky on some of the higher bands as its 20 foot total height becomes a difficult electrical length. When using antenna resonators, the LDG tuner will fine tune the match to the transmitter and increase the useable bandwidth.
I found the 10M super resonator could easily load on 12M by using a slightly longer whip. I do not trust the 40 meter resonator for operation in motion, however. I also think the secret lies in the 6 foot lower portion -- it's a custom job not sold by Hustler nor does it have a fold-over hinge! I am amazed at how well it works. The magnum SLV showed some better reception on 15 meters, but virtually no difference on 17 meters compared to the Stake Stick.
Purchased the RMS with short mast to use as a mobile on a F truck. I've now got 6 of them I've got two for 75m - someday I'm going to try them as a dipole , and it gets difficult keeping the top parts with the proper bottom parts and to store them well. Let me see, you can put up a 25 foot mast, but you can't have a "big antenna". Did you know there is a place called Hooker, Oklahoma. W8JI , Jan 14,
The Hustler heavy duty ball mount was never intended for this load so I'm maxed out. Have only had that setup for a couple days but when European stations are calling CQ on 15M during my morning drive time I can work them on at least the second call. A very low SWR was possible with enough bandwidth to comfortably cover the SSB or the CW portions of the band, however, retuning was still worthwhile for these two ranges. If you build your own coil, you will most likely dream up many methods to tap or short the turns. Click here for the complete rules. Compared to the magnum SLV, the SS was significantly less useful on 40 meters as might be expected, with its total height 7 feet vs.