I tried the 4BTV modification to get it on 17 meters today, with just a little twist. Instead of hanging the 17 meter radiator from a spoke of the capacity hat, I clamped a piece of lucite rod, just below the 20 meter trap, using two hose clamps at right angles. One on the mast and one on the lucite rod. I drilled a hole in the end of the rod, inserted the wire, and added a blob of solder to keep it from falling through.
Another chunk of lucite and two more clamps at the other end, and viola!
I added two 13-foot radials to the base. My 4BTV is roof mounted, about
16 feet up.
The very first time I fired it up, the SWR was less than 1.1. So I left it alone.
And as in the original mod, the other bands were not affected.
This was an easy and fun project. I wish I'd thought of it myself! hi hi
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See original Hustler 4BTV 17 Meter Mod here