I will let you know how the wet noodle works. So the proof of this antenna has been tested and lots of good data on the results. There are diminishing returns on radials after you get to that critical mass. Talked last night from Fl. Indeed it works greater with ground radials. Thinking of installing a few copper earth rods as well. It is true that it won't out do a inverted V on the lower bands.
Of course I was able to get the tubing for the spider assy from them.
5-Band Vertical 80m - 10mHustler 5-BTV
Just started there because I wanted to have some radials in to tune the antenna. Sixmeters, Don't know where you are coming from, but 4 tuned radials per band in the moist Fl. Indeed it works greater with ground radials. Quick Overview A great antenna for a small garden. Exclusive trap design makes Hustler traps ultra stable and dependable. Please, log in or register. This can be easily done by winding around 10 - 15 turns of coax on a 4" former, fastening with plastic wraps or tape and then removing the former so that the coil is air wound.