I have a limited space on my 40x80 property for an antenna.
originally I had a G5RV with one leg bent 90 degrees about halfway because it ran into the back fence property line.
the chimney that was holding up its mast fell apart and I had to remove it.
my house occupies most of the back end of the property and right behind that are 2 tall oak trees.
one tree has a pulley on a limb about 20ft from the rear lot line and at the side lot line that i can hoist something up on. (I had a tree climber install it when he was doing my pruning)
I *could* just hoist the center of the G5RV about 32' up and use that again but i was wondering if there is another antenna design that would work better than that G5RV. I thought of a vertical but ground radials would be very limited to a couple directions along side the house side and back. no my neighbors wont let me install radials either. they are cool but i think they see me as a mad scientist with all these antennas and stuff. (the G5RV mast had a discone on top, a tv antenna halfway up and a FM broadcast beam, and next to it was a Antron 99 tuned for 10M)
I always wondered if all that affected the G5RV at all. Now I'll put a mast on the back of the house probably, and a rotor for all those. The Antron never really worked better than the G5RV on 10M as far as I could tell, so I may just leave that one out.
So, any suggestions, vertical, keep the G5RV or run something else that can benefit from the extra height?
I saw this one, says it works on 160M - 10M, (but not 6M) interesting:http://www.kr1st.com/hfcoath.htm?
I also wonder if the ladder line can be smaller than what he made?