Butternut shortwave vertical antennas

Butternut (now belonging to Bencher) manufactures HF antennas since 1981. The multiband verticals work very efficiently, also on the low bands. Due to it's robust construction and simple setup, the HF-6V and HF-9BV are among the most popular all-purpose antennas for DX-peditions. The vertical antennas require a ground radial network which is crucial for proper operation. All adjustment points are on the lower part of the antenna and easily reachable, hence facilitating the alignment. The antennas can be mounted on ground or in an elevated position. Any 50Ω coax feed of any length can be used.
Max. power load is 2KW PEP at 80/40/20/15/10m, 500 W PEP on 30/6m, 800 W PEP on 17 and 12m.

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HF-2V - 80 & 40m vertical antenna

Optimal output on 80 and 40m because the full length of 9.8m is used on both bands. Optionally available is the "TLK" top loading kit for better bandwidth, as well as extension kits for 160 and 30m.

Technical Data
Height 9.8m
Weight 5.9kg
Impedance 50 Ω, Cable stub at base of antenna with PL plug
VSWR (center of band) 1:1.5 or better on all bands
Max. Power (PEP) 2000 W
Max. wind speed:
(w/o guy wires)
96 km/h
Bandwidth at VSWR 1:2 :
or better
40m - whole band
80m - 90 kHz

Included with the antenna is a 1¼" base tube (60cm long). The antenna requires a radial system, e.g. the Butternut GRK ground radial kit (see accesories).

Order No.
11702 HF-2V 519.00 € Buy now
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HF-6V - 5-Band vertical antenna

Take advantage of all HF bands from 80 to 6m with high efficiency - without losses through traps. Both antennas (HF-6V, HF-9V) are only 7.9m high and can be mounted directly on the ground or elevated on a roof top. Easy to set up, solid construction. When mounting the antennas on the ground a radial system is required, for restricted space the "CPK" counter poise kit is available (see accessories).
The HF-6V can be extended to 12 and 17m with the extension kit A-12-17, or to 6m with the extension kit A-6 (see accessories). Both antennas can make use of the optional kit TBR-160S for 160m.

Technical Data
Height 7.9m
Weight 5.4kg
Impedance 50 Ω with included stub cable
VSWR (center of band) 1:1.5 or better on all bands
Max. power (PEP) 80,40,20,15,10m: 2000 W
30m: 500 W
Max. wind speed :
(w/o guy wires)
129 km/h
Wind load 0.19 m²
Band width at VSWR 1:2 :
or better
10m: full band
15m: full band
20m: full band
30m: full band
40m: 250-300 kHz
80m: 40-100 kHz

Included with the antenna is a 1¼" base tube (60cm long). The antenna requires a radial system, e.g. the Butternut GRK ground radial kit or the CPK or RMK-II (roof mounting kit) (see accesories).

Order No.
11706 HF-6V 719.00 € Buy now
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HF-9V 9-Band vertical antenna

Similar to HF-6V. but for 9 bands: 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 and 6m. For 160m an optional extension kit is available.

Technical Data
Height 7.9m
Weight 6.3kg
Impedance 50 Ω with supplied cable stub
VSWR (center of band) 1:1.5 or better on all bands
Max. power (PEP) 80,40,20,15,10m: 2000 W
17, 12m: 800 W
30, 6m: 500 W
Max. wind speed:
(w/o guy wires)
129 km/h
Wind load 0.2 m²
Band width at VSWR 1:2 :
or better
10m: full band
12m: full band
15m: full band
17m: full band
20m: full band
30m: full band
40m: 250-300 kHz
80m: 40-100 kHz

Included with the antenna is a 1¼" base tube (60cm long). The antenna requires a radial system, e.g. the Butternut GRK ground radial kit or the CPK or RMK-II (roof mounting kit) (see accesories).

Order No.
11709 HF-9V 839.00 € Buy now
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Accessories Butternut HF Verticals

A-17-12 17/12m Extension kit

For HF-6V
Extends the HF-6V to 12 and 17m bands. Weight 1.4kg.

Order No.
11710.A17 103.00 € Buy now
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A-6 6m Extension kit

For HF-6V
Extends the HF-6V to 6m band. Weight 0.5kg.

Available from approx April 2017

Order No.
11710.A6 33.40 € Temporarily not available
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CPK Counterpoise Kit

For HF-6V, HF-9V
Counterpoise for situations with restricted space, where traditional radials cannot be used. Consist of four 170cm long aluminum rods which span a square of about 245cm side length. Should be mounted above head height (approx. 2m) for security reasons. Weight 4.1kg.

Order No.
11710.CPK 329.00 € Buy now
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GRK Ground Radial Kit, Counterpoise

For HF-2V, HF-6V, HF-9V
Radial kit for ground installed HF2V, HF6V oder HF9V, consists of 12 radials with 9.2m length, including installation material.

Order No.
11710.GRK 67.50 € Buy now
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RMK-II Roof Mounting Kit

For HF-6V, HF-9V
Contains T-2 tripod, STR-II Stub tuned radials, MPS mounting post sleeve and mounting hardware. Weight 5kg.

Order No.
11710.RMK 299.00 € Buy now
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STR-II Stub Tuned Radial Kit for roof mount

For HF-6V, HF-9V
Complete radial kit for elevated or roof top mounting. Weight 1.8kg

Order No.
11710.STR 259.00 € Buy now
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Spare capacitors

Especially DX-pedition should have a set with them... when the antennas are (mis) handled it can happen that such a capacitor breaks. And you wont get a replacement on that far out island.

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11710.67P 67pF 76.50 € Buy now
11710.200P 200pF 76.50 € Buy now
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Spare parts for Butternut verticals

Butternut 25 mm clamp
ZG-2500: 25 mm clamp
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ZG-2500 25 mm clamp, set of 2 pcs. 8.00 € Buy now
ZG-00145 00145S 80/40m coil assy HF6V
ZG-00147 00147 80m coil assy 58.00 € Buy now
ZG-00268 00268 30m coil 45.00 € Buy now
ZG-TUBE-F 00124BAV Tube F 7/8 22 mm 24.00 € Buy now
ZG-TUBE-H 00126BAV Tube H 5/8 16 mm 24.00 € Buy now
ZG-TUBE-I 00127BAV Tube I 1/2 13 mm 22.00 € Buy now
ZG-00367 00367SZV Tube package (7 tubes) 139.00 € Buy now
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PENATROX

Not just for Butternut antennas:
Conductive lubricant, to be applied to ends of aluminum tubes which are connected to each other. Helps for good electrical connection, protects against corrosion. Bag with 30g.

Order No.
23125 21.90 € Buy now
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