>Well, since 1 October 1997 I've worked S7, D6, FR5, 5R, H44, H40, KH2,
>UA9 and a bunch of less difficult stuff with a G5RV only 35 feet (10
>meters) high. The antenna has a little droop to it, I think one end is
>about 40 feet high, the other about 30 feet high. The balun just
For me, with a 40m dipole at 25 feet, with maybe a 3 foot droop, I've
worked around 85 countries since 13 April 1997 (when I got the new
call). This includes countries like 9M6, VR2, KH2, H40, CE9/Antartica,
LU1Z, HL and such. On 80 I have only W,VE,XE,KH6, and KL7, so yes, you
won't work a ton of DX on 80 with a low dipole. However, 40 and up it
is possible. I haven't modeled my antenna, but the pattern has got to
be awful on 40m, yet I've worked quite a few countries on 40.
Just my own 2 cents.
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