7 Mhz VERTICAL ANTENNA
The secret with this antenna is to install as many radials as you can around the base of the antenna, they can be anything from 1/8 wave or longer. All you need to do is to cut a slot in the lawn and push the radials down, then close the slot, the grass soon covers up the wound, especially here in rainy South West England. I have managed to get around 500ft of radials in a garden of 30ft by 19ft.
Try and keep the antenna away from buildings and dont expect good results on contacts up to 1000 miles, after that distance, the antenna really starts working well.
I have had QSO's with 5 watts to Australia, Asiatic Russia, Panama, USA and Brazil using this antenna during the winter of 1997
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