Hi Ed -
A couple of questions - what is your QTH? If indeed you are Saudi Arabia,
then you probably can make enough noise with that antenna to create a good
sized pileup - assuming you can get some power to it. 100 watts might be a
bit on the light side.
However, probably a bigger issue is what your received noise is like. If
you are in a modern city and surrounded by electronic devices - it is
likely your noise level is going to be pretty high - and this might be so
bad that it pushes the "worth it" answer one way or the other.
I have used the Cushcraft MA160V to make QSOs 16000 km away with 100 watts
- but that will take good conditions AND a quiet receiving location.
BTW - I understand 7Z1SJ was active at his sunrise this morning - working
N2IC/5 in New Mexico.
On Sun, Mar 17, 2019 at 10:40 PM Edward via Topband <email@example.com>
> I am contemplating a Butternut HF2V for a rooftop installation. I need to
> keep this low profile. I will be able to add some top loading and decent
> radials. Height will be about 30’.
> Worthwhile? Thoughts appreciated.
> Ed 7Z1ES
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