Any antenna is better than no antenna at all. #The G5RV as an inverted V is not an ideal antenna, but it has served me well in many situations. #On Guam, I could count on getting thru to Japan, Australia, Korea, and Mainland China as well as others. #From Mt Laguna in the mountains east of San Diego, I could get thru to Washington State and southern British Columbia, and Texas through to Georgia. #And that was only over a few hours of operation. #So by all means, if the G5RV in an inverted V is the only antenna you have at hand, Use It!