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The ice storm cometh…

Equipment, General

The mid-spring ice storm has taken its toll… my long-standing Butternut HF9V is no more.



Fortunately, I have some spare antennas (Buddipole, and some wire antenna if need be), but I shall replace this antenna.  I was happy with the HF9V for almost 10 years.



Looking at it today, it appears the 15m bit is broken, but that’s only a wire, so fixing that is trivial.  The bend on the pole there is actually in the counterpoise kit, which is much cheaper to replace than the entire cost of the antenna, though still $400.  Ugh.