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 Sandpiper HF Vertical Antenna MV6 reviews anyone 
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Hi anyone used this antenna - if so whats your verdict.
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Lee
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Tue May 16, 2017 10:08 am
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Cheaply made, hard to tune, worst load of rubbish I have ever bought.

A 60W light bulb, even without a ground plane would work better.

I've had one in the garage for years, will use it one day for spare aluminium, I would be too ashamed to sell it to any one as an antenna.

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Hi thanks for the info will keep well clear then - so any other good 40 m antennas for a small garden.
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Tue May 16, 2017 8:29 pm
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G6BFP wrote:
Hi thanks for the info will keep well clear then - so any other good 40 m antennas for a small garden.
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The answer would depend on how small the garden is, what mounting points / trees etc you have, what is on the other side of the house, can you put radials down etc.

You will get probably as many suggestions as people who answer, but they will narrow down as your needs become clearer.

Usually the more effective answers need to be made, and are often not expensive, but all will be compromises.

Some taller verticals can work OK, but not usually better than a longer piece of wire.

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Hi thsnks for the info well garden is narrow and about 30 foot at the moment running
A half g5rv with traps and bent down at the ends it works but thing i could do better.
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Wed May 17, 2017 5:49 am
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Inverted L ? Or you could strap the wire to a fibreglass fishing pole and make a vertical out of it.


Sat May 20, 2017 7:48 am
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A Hustler 4BTV worked well for me, great for DX but very poor for inter G with it's low angle radiation pattern. If you do buy one follow the instruction to the absolute letter as to the length of the ground stake & do not run a separate earth stake. It will work other bands with an ATU.


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Ive made a couple and antennas in the past week, used 10m fishing poles £27 on fleabay , made a delta loop and a vertical, both work extremely well and tune with the radios tuner 6m to 80m all the way through . using a 4:1 balun on the loop and a 9:1 unun on the vertical, ground mounted and all getting out 5/9

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