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    JUST WONDERING ,,,, i was wondering if there is a simple "mod" that can be done to upgrade my v5/8 so it can handle higher wattage? i am gonna get my beams up when it warms up, but this groundplane serves me well, if it could handle 2k that would be great....

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    It probaly can for short times I blowed up a (a99) with 2k DK forgot when I switched from beam to stick. Now I have the V5000 and I have not burnt it up yet. Best 139 buck I have spent


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    Quote Originally Posted by easymoneyz222 View Post
    Mr. Coily enforcer!
    Damn you can buy a beam fir what you pay for them. I got a mobile antenna from him I was not impreased I took the stinger out and hit rocks with it now. I think that is what they all are good for.

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    here are the steps for modifying the v58 antenna:

    1. Remove Maco V58 from mast pipe......sell to mudduck.

    2. Install Maco V5000 for up to 5000 watts power handling.

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    Trust me the v5000 doesn't even handle close to 5000w.

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    the v5/8 has been a good local talker along with pretty good results on skipshootin, however i will be putting up my beams soon so the groundplane will just be for local shit.... just didnt know if i could easily modify the v5/8... no big deal...until i get set up better i will deal with all this mud !

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustang 131 View Post
    Trust me the v5000 doesn't even handle close to 5000w.
    Need pic's please....

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidrow View Post
    Need pic's please....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustang 131 View Post
    http://www.extremecb.com/2000wfuse.htm

    The mavo was more like a slow blow fuse.
    thanks for that about the i-max..something i have told people for years about those shit antennas..most useful link for 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustang 131 View Post
    Trust me the v5000 doesn't even handle close to 5000w.
    I will second that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacecricket View Post
    the v5/8 has been a good local talker along with pretty good results on skipshootin, however i will be putting up my beams soon so the groundplane will just be for local shit.... just didnt know if i could easily modify the v5/8... no big deal...until i get set up better i will deal with all this mud !
    It is an easy mod remove the small wire for tuning and replace with center conductor from coaxial that will handle the desired wattage

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