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Re: [TowerTalk] WTB: GAP VOYAGER and a ????

To: "Daniel Hileman" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] WTB: GAP VOYAGER and a ????
From: "Neal Campbell" <>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2008 18:39:08 -0400
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The best vertical I have used is a Zero Five 43' antenna. I have one
and it works really well.

You will need radials for any vertical to work, my rule is as much as
you can legitimately lay down.

Neal k3nc

On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 4:49 PM, Daniel Hileman <> wrote:
>  Hi Everyone,
> I am thinking VERY VERY seriously about a Voyager (so if you have one you
> want to part with, let me know, lol) My main interest is
> DX/Contesting/Ragchewing 160-20m. I'd love to hear opinions of the antenna
> (keep in mind, I may put up something MORE later, but I just want a decent
> DX antenna on 80, 40 and 20m, and to cut my teeth on 160m and at a lower
> cost for now) Also...wondering if putting more/longer radials down would
> help performance on 160m? Anyone tried this? I thought about putting out 60,
> 120' radials out, BUT will this mess up the performance or tuning of the
> antenna??? Just a thought, I've always heard on verticals that generally the
> more radials the better (up to about 120 of them) but the literature says
> this antenna doesnt really need them (other than the 3, I think, that comes
> with it)
> The plan for now is the vertical for DX, and some Double bazookas for
> 300-800 miles out or so, with the thought of adding a loop or so also.
> Thanks and 73,
> Daniel N9WX
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