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Gerry Taylor, KC5MWZ
This is my home built vertical. The antenna height is 45ft. The base of the installed antenna in 9ft. above the ground on a 10ft stick on 2″EMT giving an overall height of 54ft.
The radials, 4 each X 5 bands, are elevated and connect to the antenna base above the MFJ 600W auto-tuner (black box). The antenna mast is 1.8″ OD X .125 wall X 48″ mil surplus aluminum push-up pole stock.
The antenna base is welded 4″W X .250 thick 6061 aluminum. The insulators are machined from 3″ diameter delrin,
The RF input adapter is copper/beryllium finger stock soldered on a salvaged bronze bushing with machined brass adapter pieces.
The VNA scan at the bottom is with the tuner bypassed.