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[Towertalk] Experience with HF-2V w/ Elevated Radials?

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Subject: [Towertalk] Experience with HF-2V w/ Elevated Radials?
From: (Dan Levin)
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 09:22:55 -0700 (PST)
I am about to install a Butternut HF-2V as my backup 
antenna for 40 and 80.  Primary use is contesting, 
esp. domestic contesting.

I plan to mount the antenna "Team Vertical" style - 
the base of the antenna about 2-3 feet above the 
ground, with two 'gull-wing' elevated radials on each 
band.  I will put the 40 meter radials up about 6 
feet and the 80 meter radials up about 10 feet.

I'm looking for hints, suggestions, comments about 
this plan.  In particular, if you have done a similar 
installation, I'd love to hear about your experiences.

Yes, I know that I would have better results with 60 
in-ground 1/4 wave 80 meter radials, but that just 
isn't practical in the chosen location.


                    ***dan, K6IF

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