Hygain AV-680 Multi-Band PATRIOT Vertical Antenna, 9-band vertical covers 80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6 Meters • No radials • No traps No ground No tuning Handles 1500 Watts, hy-gain’s PATRIOT HF vertical antennas are the best built, best performing and best priced multiband verticals on the market today. Make full use of your sunspot cycle with PATRIOT’ slow angle signal. Instead of typical traps, hy-gain’s resonators are placed in parallel, not in series. End loading of the lower HF bands allows efficient operation with a manageable antenna height.
Introducing the new Hy-Gain PATRIOT-PLUS AV-680 with a fully tunable 3.5-4.0 MHz coverage!
With the AV-680, you get the same great traditional performance of the AV-640 on 6 through 40 Meters plus top-to-bottom capability on 80 and 75 Meters.
It's a great way to join new local nets and roundtables, explore the 75-Meter DX window, or add exciting digital frequencies to your operating repertoire.
Simply pick the band segment you wish to use, set the 80/75 Meter resonator, and you're in business.
No ground or radials needed -- Effective counterpoise replaces radials, end fed with the broadband matching unit.
Automatic band switching -- Single coax cable feed, each band is individually tunable, wide VSWR bandwidth.
Sleek and low-profile -- Low wind surface area, small area required for mounting, mounts easily on decks, roofs and patios. Built-to-last -- Hy-gain’s Patriot series antennas boast a high wind survival due to their sleek, but sturdy frame. The matching unit is made from all Teflon insulated wires.
• Top Loading: Parallel resonators -- best vertical-element efficiency
• Full ground independence: No unsightly wire add-on radials
• Top-to-bottom 3.5 to 4.0 MHz coverage: Pin-point fine-tuning accuracy for rock-bottom SWR on any frequency you choose.
• Single coax feed . . . and with 100% automatic band selection!
• Low profile: Most compact ground-independent antenna available!
• Legal-limit 1500-Watt PEP: Power handling on SSB and CW*
Adding 75/80 Meter coverage without compromising the Patriot's classic performance, ground independence, and the tiny footprint was no small task. Yet, the AV-680's size, weight, and wind loading are nearly identical to the AV-640 with no unsightly radial extensions, traps, or top-heavy vertical structures to render it less attractive or unsafe.
The AV-680's Expanded-Frequency Matchbox circuit ensures low SWR readings on every band, along with an upgraded balun design that concentrates all of your power in the antenna where it belongs!
if space is a premium at your QTH and appearance matters, let Hy-Gain open the door to one of Ham radio's most attractive and popular bands with the new AV-680. This is your best choice for unparalleled versatility and band coverage from 6-80 Meters.