Topband: FO8RZ on top band
lknain at nc.rr.com
Thu Sep 17 13:59:02 PDT 2009
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: <f5phw at free.fr>
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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
> 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 right.
> The second one beamed to the 180 and with 1 corner and beamed after to the
> 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
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