I have a Hustler 6BTV in storage. Would it be feasible to eliminate the (4) traps used in the 6BTV, keeping only the 75M resonator? The traps would be replaced with aluminum tubing.
A bit of Radio Theory (Physics of Radio), some Facts (How World Works), and Common Sense (Man is not GOD).
The 3.5 to 4.0 MHz radio band (80 meters) is a LONG WAVELENGTH allocation, ~ 80 meters for one wavelength. SO, antennas have to be Electrically LONG, even if you use various gimmicks / approaches (with compromises) to reduce its physical height or length.
The Hustler 6-BTV vertical Multi-band antenna is a QUARTER-WAVELENGTH vertical radiator (sometimes called a Marconi antenna). The L-C traps on the BTV serve to SHORTEN the antenna's height, AND permits Multi-band operation. On 80/75 meters, this antenna typically has a usable 50-75 kHz band segment. Removing L-C traps does not change that restriction. In fact, you make an antenna that is electrically shorter (de-tuned).
Vertical Antennas, at 80 meters (3.5 MHz- 4.0 MHz), have a NARROW Bandwidth, 50 to 75 kHz segment common.
A QUARTER WAVELENGTH vertical needs to be (80 / 4) = ~ 20 meters (65.6 feet) in electrical height/length.
That is a TALL Structure !! Your garage roof can not support a 65 foot radiator for 75 meter phone band.You then appreciate why AM Broadcasters (550-1700 kHz), at longer wavelengths, use TOWERS as their vertical radiators!