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Hy-Gain 80-6 Meter Patriot Vertical Antenna
Page 121 of MFJ new 2013 ham catalog Hy-Gain’s PATRIOT HF vertical antennas are the best built, best performing and best priced multiband verticals on the market today. Make full use of your sunspot cycle with PATRIOT’s low angle signal. Instead of typical traps, hy-gain’s resonators are placed in parallel not in series. End loading of the lower HF bands allows efficient operation with a manageable antenna height. Introducing the new Hy-Gain PATRIOT-PLUS AV-680 with a fully tunable 3.5-4.0 MHz coverage! With the AV-680, you get the same great traditional performance of the AV-640 on 6 through 40 Meters plus top-to-bottom capability on 80 and 75 Meters. It's a great way to join new local nets and roundtables, explore the 75-Meter DX window, or add exciting digital frequencies to your operating repertoire. Simply pick the band segment you wish to use, set the 80/75 Meter resonator, and you're in business. • No ground or radials needed -- Effective counterpoise replaces radials, end fed with broadband matching unit. • Automatic bandswitching -- Single coax cable feed, each band is individually tunable, wide VSWR bandwidth. • Sleek and low-profile -- Low wind surface area, small area required for mounting, mounts easily on decks, roofs and patios. • Built-to-last -- Hy-Gain’s Patriot series antennas boast a high wind survival due to its sleek, but sturdy frame. The matching unit is made from all TeflonR insulated wire. • Top Loading: Parallel resonators -- best vertical-element efficiency • Full ground independence: No unsightly wire add-on radials • Top-to-bottom 3.5 to 4.0 MHz coverage: Pin-point fine-tuning accuracy for rock-bottom SWR on any frequency you choose. • Single coax feed . . . and with 100% automatic band selection! • Low profile: Most compact ground-independent antenna available! • Legal-limit 1500-Watt PEP: Power handling on SSB and CW* Adding 75/80 Meter coverage without compromising the Patriot's classic performance, ground independence, and tiny footprint was no small task. Yet, the AV-680 size, weight, and wind loading are nearly identical to the AV-640 with no unsightly radial extensions, traps, or top-heavy vertical structures to render it less attractive or unsafe. Band selection remains fully automatic, all components handle maximum legal power, and you won't need a tuner with your solid-state rig. The AV-680's Expanded-Frequency MatchboxTM circuit ensures low SWR readings on every band, along with an upgraded balun design that concentrates all of your power in the antenna where it belongs! If space is a premium at your QTH and appearance matters, let Hy-Gain(R) open the door to one of ham radio's most attractive and popular bands with the new AV-680. This is your best choice for unparalleled versatility and band coverage from 6-80 Meters! AV-640, $449.95. Like AV-680 vertical antenna but just 25.5 feet tall and weighs only 17.5 lbs. It covers all bands 6 through 40 Meters with no traps, no coils, no radials yielding an uncompromised signal across all bands. AV-640 uses 1/4 wave stubs on 6, 10, 12 and 17 meters and efficient end loading coil and capacity hats on 15, 20, 30 and 40 meters. AV-620, $349.95. Like Hy-Gain’s famous AV-640 Vertical Antenna but just 22.5 feet tall, weighs only 10.5 lbs. Covers all bands 6 thru 20 Meters with no traps, no coils, no radials yielding an uncompromised signal across all bands. Optional Guy Wire Kit, AGK-8, $56.95. *Intermittent duty CW.