DX Engineering 12 Meter BTV Add-On Kits DXE-AOKB-12M

DX Engineering 12 Meter BTV Add-On Kits DXE-AOKB-12M
Part Number: DXE-AOKB-12M
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DX Engineering 12 Meter BTV Add-On Kits add 12 meter coverage to the Hustler BTV series of vertical antennas without giving up any existing band coverage.

These kits will operate across the entire 12 meter band, 24.890 through 24.990 MHz, with an SWR of 1.5:1 or less. They can handle full legal limit power and add negligible wind loading to the antenna. Simply install the kit, check the tuning (if needed, make some minimal tuning adjustments to the vertical) and you're on the air with an additional band!

If your BTV is installed on the roof or in an elevated position, four resonant radials for 12 meters should be added (9 ft., 4-5/8 in. long, each).

Your BTV vertical can have both the DXE-AOKB-12M 12 Meter add-on-kit and the DXE-AOKB-17M 17 Meter add-on-kit installed at the same time. They do not interact with each other.

Materials supplied with these kits include:

* Pre-assembled 12 Meter element wire with #10 soldered ring terminals 
* Four Stainless Steel Band Clamps with Threaded Studs 
* Bottom Mounting Bracket 
* Spring-loaded End Insulator to keep the 12 Meter element wire tight 
* Upper Insulated Mounting Bracket 
* Two 11-1/4 in. long Tuning Rods 
* Scotch-Brite® Pad for cleaning the 12 Meter element connections 
* All Necessary Stainless Steel Hardware 

Note: Whenever the DX Engineering "Documentation" tab is available, please look at the associated files for additional product information.

The 12 meter band can be lots of fun. Be ready for the next band opening! Add one of these DX Engineering 12 Meter BTV Add-On Kits to your BTV antenna!
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I was so impressed with the add-on kit, I bought another! Why? Becasue I have a Hustler at my house and another at my girlfriend's. The ground conductivity there is better than my home and the performance is exceptional. You'll need to understand how a Hustler resonates. Don't just bung in the ATU and hope for the best - resonate it HF to LF and with this and the other kit, your 6BTV becomes an 8 band marvel. Especially where space is restricted. I have wire mesh buried under both of mine and they work a treat. Again, not cheap but highly recommended if you're prepared to spend the time to make it work. Mine took about an hour per kit this time - half the time of my first set.
Not cheap but well made and was up & running in a couple of hours, mounted, tuned and along with the 17M version. Yes, you could do this with wire, string, a bit of aluminium, some exhaust clamps one wing and a couple of prayers but this was so simple and well made. You need to have the knowledge how to resonate a Hustler xBTV. DO NOT rely upon your ATU read the manual and resonate HF to LF. Can't expect it to work as well as even just a resonant dipole but low profile, fit's in a tiny garden and works. 8 bands on a single pole! For these reasons I'll give it five!
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