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80M is the best DX band here

Although the vertical  i use is far from optimal.
It is a vertical wire hung down  about 3m in parallel with the main mast.  The top 2m is horizontally sloped away to a tree. I needs slight tuning  with the K3 tuner. I think i can improve it with a side fiber beam  on top to keep it as far as possible from the main mast.  Then it will be a full 1/4 wave vertical again. The best must be a 1/4 wave in the open  field. I do not know how to estimate the performance of this antenna. Comparing  with other WSPR  setups  with small loops only will make it look like a super antenna..  
I have good results also in the CW part of 80m.  And bad result in the local PA-beker hence most power must go at low angle .. 
 2011-03-04 16:22  VK7DIK  3.594043  -26  0  QE28sf  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16731  307  2011-03-04 16:28  VK7DIK  3.594043  -24  0  QE28sf  5  PA0O  JO33hg  16731  307  2011-03-04 18:52  PA0O  3.594145  -23  0  JO33hg  5  VK7DIK  QE28sf  16731  84  2011-03-04 19:16  PA0O  3.594145  -20  0  JO33hg  5…