14AVQ Vertical

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The 14AVQ is probably one of the oldiest trapped vertical still in the market, but I can surely state that It's still the best one. If you give a look to other HF vertical's reviews you'll hear other hams talking about fused traps, dummy loads, bad swr etc etc.  Whit this antenna you can load all the power you need very safely in a very wide 1.5:1 swr bandwidth. Best install configuration will be to put the antenna not on the ground but on the roof, about 40 feet up and with two radials for each band. In this configuration the antenna will probaby outperforms many triband beams mounted at low height.
All in all this is a good vertical !
 
Below are some photos of this vertical on location in the country side while carrying some tests :) enjoy !

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General view of the 14AVQ Hf Vertical Antenna being tested on site at 'Dwejra Hieghts' MALTA
 
BELOW:
Joe 9H1VW and Furt 9H1ES making a QSO using the 14AVQ Vertical, radials can be seen lying on the ground
 

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ABOVE:
some of the equipment inside the trunk of the old and rusty FORD Orion of Furt 9H1ES

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ABOVE:
Photo showing the top middle part of this antenna
 
BELOW:
Joe 9H1VW tuning the antenna

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    ABOVE: General view of our location

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