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.