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Author Topic: Hustler G7-144 - How tall is the old G7-144 7' 9'?  (Read 2574 times)
W4JST
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« on: November 06, 2012, 11:40:05 AM »

I just bought a used Hustler G7-144. It says Hustler G7-144 on it but I thought this antenna was 15' tall. Mine is maybe 7' if assembled where they marked for me to put it together or maybe 9' the longest way I could put it together. It also doesn't look exactly like the pictures of G7's I've seen that go aluminum/white/aluminum/white.

Is something wrong/missing or has the G7 changed over the years?

http://i46.tinypic.com/24l4zg5.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/k38wgz.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/2emon6a.jpg
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W9GB
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012, 11:55:38 AM »

Always possible an earlier owner modified the stock antenna.
CORRECT Height for the shorter G6-144B  ??

Hustler G7-144
http://www.new-tronics.com/main/html/base_model_g7-144.html

Hustler G6-144B
http://www.new-tronics.com/main/html/base_model_g6-144b.html
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Newtronics Hustler Technical Support
http://www.new-tronics.com/main/html/service.html

Hustler Antenna Support via e-mail:  service@new-tronics.com

or by telephone:
Service line: 940-325-1386
FAX: 940-325-5077
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W4JST
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 12:48:27 PM »

Mine says Hustler G7-144 on it.

Anyone know of an older one or can they look at mine and tell if it's all there?
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K1DA
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012, 11:01:53 AM »

  It's not all there, it should have two fibreglass phase reversal elements.  I don't see how what you have will show proper swr on 2 meters.  Maybe 10 or six.  There is a matching network  in the base.  Hope it wasn't an "as is no way to test it" Epay deal. 
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W4JST
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2012, 12:49:29 PM »

I just checked and SWR is actually okay on 2 but the way it's marked for assembly, you have to slide the top section way down the bottom section, like 20 inches of overlap or so.

Can someone send me pictures of theirs so I can see what's missing or tell me if this is an older version or something?
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2012, 02:14:42 PM »

I've used G7-144s since they were new on the market decades ago, and still use them.

They haven't changed.  You have half an antenna there, that's why you have to slide the aluminum tubing so far to adjust it.  Normally the tubing "overlap" is small.

The G7-144 has two white cylindrical "bumps" in it, where the phase shift networks are located, and it really is over fifteen feet tall.  Always has been.
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W4JST
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2012, 02:41:08 PM »

Thanks everyone.
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012, 03:45:55 AM »

That antenna has definitely been modified.  My G7-144 is over 20 yrs old, has the two white fibreglass sections, and is at least 15 feet high.  All you have of the original is the bottom section, the rest is either parts of another stock antenna or homebrew.
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2012, 06:34:39 PM »

Thanks everyone. The seller did not indicate this when I bought it. He had pictures but I have never had a G7 before so Ididn't know it wasn't stock. He didn't tell me. SWR is good on two, it may be a great antenna but I've decided to sell it. Maybe someone wants to try it or needs a G7 base. Please contact me.
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W9GB
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2012, 08:11:09 PM »

A quick telephone call to Hustler in Texas would likely get you the missing section for this G7-144 antenna next week (before Thanksgiving).

Newtronics Hustler Technical Support
http://www.new-tronics.com/main/html/service.html

Hustler Antenna Support via e-mail:  service@new-tronics.com

or by telephone:
Service line: 940-325-1386
FAX: 940-325-5077
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