[Top] [All Lists]

Re: Topband: Butternut HF2V?

To: Tree <>
Subject: Re: Topband: Butternut HF2V?
From: Edward via Topband <>
Reply-to: Edward <>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2019 12:41:55 +0300
List-post: <>
Yes, Tree. In Riyadh. Would use a Pixel Loop in conjunction with vertical. 
Would be a shame not to offer up Riyadh on 160. 

Saudi granted permission to use 80m sometime back, albeit on a weird segment. 
(3.650 I think). 

Want to figure out best 160m antenna scheme so that I can ship it out when in 
California this summer. Planning accordingly. 


> On Mar 18, 2019, at 12:20 PM, Tree <> wrote:
> 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.
> Tree N6TR
>> On Sun, Mar 17, 2019 at 10:40 PM Edward via Topband <> 
>> wrote:
>> Greetings,
>> 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. 
>> 73,
>> Ed 7Z1ES
>> _________________
>> Searchable Archives: - Topband Reflector
Searchable Archives: - Topband Reflector
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>