We entered december, and the Christmas holidays are coming closer and closer. I had to make up my mind about which antenna to buy for my top-band adventures. As I wrote in a previous article I had some serious worries about the GAP Voyager DX. I simply can not afford to spend 650 euros on a vertical that may be destroyed by the first comning storm. The GPM-1500 was pretty much ruled out as well, due to low expectations on efficiency.
The remaining solutions consisted of a HF2V with extensions for 160 and 30 (thus covering 160, 80, 40, and 30) or maybe a HF9V. The 160 meters extension did not sound too promising for the HF9V, thus I decided to go for the HF2V. The price ended up beeing more than 700 euros with the ground radial kit and shipping to DK, but at least I can allow myself to have high expectations to the performance. Moreover, I believe it will be useable on higher bands as well using the built in tuner of my IC-765.
Looking forward to the Christmas holidays! See you on 160!