Another project for me? I removed the main portion of the antenna from the base mount and layed it on the ground. The control of the feed line currents. I am unable to use the 'slap two wires on' 12 and 17 meter mod, as it detunes my entire antenna. I added some approx temporary radials of different lengths.
If you're a perfectionist you may have to tune and prune your lengths for best performance!
HUSTLER 5BTV MODS FOR 12 AND 17 METERS
I would be much happier writing a paper about how to make a really. Time to hook up the radio again and test it out. I built a 4 element 2 Meter Yagi, I made loop antennas for 17M and 20M and tested them in different configurations, Delta, square, diamond, and rectangle, and also with different feed points. Connection at the base feed point area left picture above: I am pleased with the results. To clear up one or two ambiguous points, I have added my own comments. See results in links below.