I started with 8. Most of the time I had 16. I did move to 32 at one point
I couldn't honestly distinguish the difference between the 32 and 16
radials. In my
situation the 16 radials worked quite well.
I will look for you on top band - as will many others. I am on the east
73, Larry W6NWS
----- Original Message -----
To: "Larry" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 10:34 PM
Subject: Re: Topband: FO8RZ on top band
thanks for your answer.
Please how many radials did you use ?
Selon Larry <email@example.com>:
> Phil. I used to use an HF6V on 160 and never had any radials that were 131
> feet long. The longest I had
> was about 65 feet and not many of those. Obviously less than ideal but it
> did work I was able to work Europe from the west coast of USA with it. The
> radials need not be straight.
> 73, Larry W6NWS
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 4:23 AM
> Subject: Topband: FO8RZ on top band
> > Hello to all.
> > First sorry for my bad English language, you may find english mistakes
> > in
> > my post.
> > 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 360Â°.
> > I fou want to see how is installed the antenna, go to
> > http://f5phw.chez.com/plugins/diaporama/diaporama.php?lng=en&diapo_id=6
> > 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 right.
> > 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
> > FO8RZ Phil
> > http://f5phw.chez.com/
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