ZeroFive 43ft vertical vs Butternut HF2V

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by AE7F, Jun 18, 2015.

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  1. AC0OB

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    You might try my adaptation of AD5X's system.



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    Last edited: Jun 21, 2015
  2. IK3UMT

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    I think TBR160 would worth a try , an inverted L would be probably better but it is an antenna more.

    The most common mistake is NOT to plan a (at least) decent groundplane to use with vertical antennas, thus using what you get on your hands at the moment, some wire , some net, some fences, etc
    This leads 80% of hams to despise verticals and the remaining 20% to be happy to work some dx with 90% power wasted in losses but 10% helped by good propagation of the day.
    This is because operators are focused on the brand or model , construction or solution , bells and whistles of commercial antennas, forgetting they are buying only half the antenna system.
    The remaining half, then, is where all the game is played , the ground plane care.
    That's how a zero-cost piece of wire taped on a wood mast over 50 radials performs much better than the latest 500$ vertical over a bunch of radials (and some ground rods...)


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