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[TowerTalk] HF6V - any help for 80

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Subject: [TowerTalk] HF6V - any help for 80
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Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 14:04:34 EST
In a message dated 2/17/02 12:12:07 Central Standard Time, 

<< Has anyone compared a ground-mounted HF6V to one that is elevated with
 elevated radials? >>

Sort of.
I only have 1 HF6V so AB comparisons weren't possible, but almost no one 
heard me on 80 when it was ground mounted. It sat in the aluminum pile here 
for several months when I resurrected it for use 40m. I have a steel fence 
around my property and figured that it got most of the RF before the antenna 
could so I mounted the HF6V and its radials (4 for each band) at 10 feet. On 
a whim I added 4 80m radials to see if it would hear "anything". Works pretty 
well now - I work some DX and all over the US and Canada.

73 and good luck with your antenna,
Don - K4BEV

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