Butternut gives that scenario as a DO NOT in their instructions. About the
same as a vertical with just a ground rod, or two. My HF6 is ground mounted
with 50 radials and has a decent match 80-10. Of course,on 80, it has a very
narrow operating area, about 25 kHz.
I got the HF6 for the second radio in SO2R. I wanted to avoid another beam on
the tower and cleanup the airspace around the QTH. Compared to a Delta Loop
on 40, it's about 2-3 S-units less. Compared to an 80 meter sloper on a 72'
tower, it's about 3-4 S-units less. Compared to my 4 element SteppIR it's 5
S-units less on 20-10. K4M was S2 on the vertical and S-7 with the SteppIR.
I don't understand how some hams work 200 plus countries on 80 with an HF6. It
must be location...location...location!
I used a Butternut in a salt water lagoon in Belize, during the 2005 ARRL SSB
DX test and it worked great. No saltwater here in the U.P. HI!
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