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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Antennas for 80m
From: Mike Fatchett W0MU <>
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2011 07:49:18 -0600
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A vertical with whatever radials you can put out would probably be 
best.  If you have room you might consider some type of receive antenna 
like the K9AY loops.

What kind of operating do you do?  DXing, Contesting, Ragchewing, etc.

On 4/23/2011 3:20 AM, Charlie Gallo wrote:
> Hi Gang,
> More questions for the shack rebuild
> As you saw from my previous posts, I have 10-40m covered fairly well (well, 
> except 30m - and no real interest there)
> The issue is 80m
> As I said before, I have a SMALL NYC lot (42x98), with the house set in the 
> middle, and NOTHING for support in the front - I probably have a MAX length 
> of 50 ft if I go diagonally across the back yard
> Right now I have an old TV Evans 17/80 trapped dipole up for 80m, and it 
> barely fits (when the new antennas go up, I'll be able to raise that - a LOT, 
> but it'll still be low and short)
> The question is - what to do for 80m?
> I COULD put up say an HF2V, but the radial field will be all in one 
> direction, and a friend who has one says the noise here in NYC is insane (and 
> it would have to wait till the new driveway would go in - the radials will go 
> under the new driveway)
> Anyone have other ideas?  Is the HF2V the way to go in my situation?
> Thanks

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