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

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Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 11:48:25 -0600
My friend KZ4V had a ground mounted HF2V with 120 radials (~35-40 ft).
It played very well on 40M.  It SUCKED on 80M (as a DX antenna) 
where the base loading made it pretty inefficient.  For domestic
use, it might meet your needs, especially if you drive it with a KW
to make up for some of the inefficiency.  

My TOP Loaded Elevated GP (TH7 on a 40 ft tower) with 10 elevated
radials at 16 ft plays very well on 80M.  See QST for JUNE 1994 or
the ARRL Antenna Book.

Tom  N4KG

On Tue, 27 Aug 2002 09:22:55 -0700 (PST) Dan Levin <>
> 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.
> Thanks!
>                     ***dan, K6IF
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