WB2MIC HyGain 14AVQ vertical rebuild/installation

Eric KA1NZA dropped off his dad's old vertical he wasn't using.  Thanks Eric.  Erected 08/09/05.

  

Ground mounted 3 inches above ground on 4-ft 1-1/4 inch i.d. water pipe with 20 radials to start.  The vertical ended up with 32 radials: 16 on 40; 8 on 20; 4 on 15; and 4 on 10.

  

Original 8 radials on 40.  4 each on 20, 15 and 10.  More added.

  

10 turns RG8 6-inch i.d. rf choke.  There is another similar choke 6 inches from the transmitter.  Other and clear side of U-bolt for more radials.  

  

The reconditioned HyGain 14AVQ with original 20 radials pinned down and invisible under the grass with homemade staples in the beautiful High Chaparral area of Wells VT, 1,110 ft ASL.

Initial test of vertical (from log) below.  It works.

050808 22:30 22:30 G6PZ 7015.9 579 599
050808 23:20 23:22 DL1IAO 7008.0 449 549
050808 23:26 23:29 DK3FW 7004.1 549 449
050809 00:23 00:24 CO6LPB 7009.8 579 599
050809 00:44 00:45 EA6UN 7015.0 579 579
050809 03:21 03:23 T99W 7001.1 579 579
 
Alas, the 14AVQ becomes a monoband 40 meter vertical.  See it HERE.