rickbras at airmail.net
Thu Dec 7 21:34:44 EST 2006
That's good advice, Jim. I could likely get much better results from my
Butternut if I were to install radials. I can't really fault the
antenna since I have not installed it according to their instructions.
Jim Wilhite wrote:
> Funny thing this discussion about commercial verticals. I can't speak
> about the Butternut, but a couple of years back I was in a situation
> that required a vertical.
> I bought a Hustler for 80-10 and ground mounted it on a piece of pipe
> following directions. I put four 1/4 wave radials on top of the
> ground for 40 and 75. The other bands only had two. It was
> completely in the open over poor ground.
> I worked every one I wanted and received about the same signal reports
> I gave. All this was on AM too. The directions said to mount it well
> above ground and put elevated radials under it for maximum performance.
> So the thing is, any antenna is better than no antenna and just a
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