Topband: Adding 160m to Butternut verticals

PTA_ABD wb2abd at
Mon Mar 4 12:22:19 EST 2013

Yes, I tried that a few zillion years ago. The upper section of an HF2V was never designed to support a long hunk of wire hanging off the top ... it turns into a noodle, requiring a set of guys at the top. Tuning was difficult and inconsistent. Vertical section isn't high enough to be effective on TB. I'd do something else.

Even with lots of radials, it didn't work that well on 80M ( w/o the extra wire on top). 160M?  What was I thinking?


< Has anyone tried adding a horizontal wire to the top of either the Butternut
HF2V, HF6V, or HF9V in order to get it to resonate on 160m?


Les, N1SV >

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