I have a a 6 BTV 24 foot vertical that I have not installed yet. I was wondering if a 24 foot vertical with a base located tuner will be a better antenna. I don't have antenna software so I can't do this myself. Assume the same radials. I live near Phoenix AZ so the soil is sandy. Thanks Steve KF7ZFC
I second N4UM's recommendation.
80M operation with a 24' vertical even with a good radial field will be marginal. Additionally, given your QTH's soil condx (especially in the farfield), don't expect tons of DX to come rolling in. This antenna will work nicely on 10M thru 40M - you should be able to work the JAs on 40M around your sunrise.
GL, 73, Rich, K3VAT