I have an elevated butternut HF9V and it's fine for a very, very
small portion of the 80 M band. I'd like to work some DX on 80 and my
transmatch does not like adjusting wide variations from 1:1 I need a
decent DX antenna for 80, can't install a ground mounted vert because
of the high density of scrub/briars around the house.
I used to use a shortened loop antenna with a variable cap at the
feedpoint/gamma match and remember how well it worked indoors. Don't
have the parts for adjustment for a shortened 80 loop anymore but am
thinking of making a full sized horizontal loop which would range
between 30' to 10' off the ground depending where I can anchor it in
all the trees.
It would be awful close to the ground and I keep thinking of high
horizontal polarization but if loops radiate in the plane of the
loop, would a horizontal one at these low levels be any good for DX?
It'd certainly be quieter than the vertical.
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