First, I would like to thanks all the persons who answered my question on this
Then, this is some news !
1/I have installed 160 meters kit on the HF6V.
2/Like everybody told me, I put some radials with differents lenght. It's
really not easy to put as radials as I want, because the antenna is on the
front of the house ...
I have 8 radials for 40 m (1/4 lenght for 40 m) and 1 about 30 meters and
another 15 meters.
I will try to put more again.
3/I tested this yesterday night. I was sneding CQ, but nobody replied ! An
After a little advertising on the cluster, I had QSO with VK3ZL Bob.
I have also been heard by a JA station and TI8II heard me but I did not receive
So, first impression are good but not excellent !
I am very surprised to have been heard in JA !!!
I will try to put more radials.
If it's not correct, I will try to install an inverted L between 2 trees, but
the garden is not big.
I have max between the two trees : 23 meters
I have max high : 8 meters !
4/Please, may be some of you asked me on the cluster for skeds. For the moment,
I am just testing my rig on 160. When it will be OK, I will run, but for now,
please stop asking me all the time. I can understand that FO is rare on 160.
Thanks again to everybody.
All the best 73 from Tahiti
----- Mail Original -----
Envoyé: Jeudi 17 Septembre 2009 08h23:27 Monrovia (GMT)
Objet: Topband: FO8RZ on top band
Hello to all.
First sorry for my bad English language, you may find english mistakes in my
I am FO8RZ Phil in Tahiti until 2011.
I am running 100 watts only in CW and sometimes RTTY.
I use yagi up 6 meters for 10-15-20, a inverse vee for 40-80, and HF6V (with
warc kit) for 30-17-12.
I took also from France the 160 meters kit.
I used it in F, but it was very hard for me to contact stations out of Europe.
Many stations asked me to operate on top band. So, I will install this week-end
the 160 meters kit on the HF6V.
I would like to know the length of the radials I have to use.
My garden is not big, the antenna is close the neighbour, so impossible to put
150 radials on 360°.
I fou want to see how is installed the antenna, go to
On the butternut notice, they tell : L = 240/f
L in feet
f in Mhz
For 1.820 Khz, it is 131.87 ft
I think, I will be able to put only 2 radials.
The first beamed to the 045 (USA) on 21 meters and after with a 90 corner to
The second one beamed to the 180 and with 1 corner and beamed after to the 045.
My garden is not a big one.
Is it better to use 1 radial beamed to 045 or 2 ?
All the best 73
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